Table Particulars Of Ships Boats

Number 20 2 2

Type motor lifeboat motor lifeboat motor lifeboat with wireless rigged as accident boat

Length 36ft 36ft 30ft

Beam 12ft Sin 12ft 5in 9ft 3in

Depth 5ft 5ft 3ft 10V4in

Speed 6 knots 6 knots 6 knots

Engine 18bhp 18bhp 18bhp

2-cylinder diesel 2-cylinder diesel 2-cylinder diesel

Weight 18% tons full load not known not known

Life saving capacity 145 136 47

Construction steel steel steel


Number 4

Type bower anchors

Pattern Dreadnought stockless

Weight 16 tons

Length of cable 330 fathoms

Size of cable 4Vsin

Type of cable stud-link chain

The third class smoking room was another semi-circular apartment with an all-round sea view forward, positioned on A deck. It contained five roomy recesses with built-in settees, augmented with armchairs and small tables. The korkoid tile design floor featured shades of green, brown and beige, with walls of figured oak veneer panels.

The lounge and cinema, on B deck, was divided by a 27ft wide central entrance; the two large halves could be used as a cinema. Each had eight large oval windows on the outboard side, with wall panels of cherry wood and three bands of dark Honduras mahogany. The korkoid floor was cinnamon with chocolate coloured stripes.

Like those in the other classes, the third class dining saloon occupied the full width of C deck and was about 90ft long. Finely ground sycamore panels covered the walls above a dado of coral-coloured mahogany. Seating was for 412 people, on chairs of polished Honduras mahogany. The floor was decorated in a design of korkoid in red, orange and cinnamon.

The third class staterooms were either a double or four-berth design with mahogany bedsteads. The upper berths were the Pullman folding type. All beds had internally sprung mattresses. There were polished hardwood built-in wardrobes, dressing tables and chairs. Every cabin had a washbasin with hot and cold water, mirror and overhead electric light. The floors were of a korkoleum purple marble design with a bedside rug and curtains of grey, blue and orange hues.

The Photographs

Rms Queen Mary Fitting Out

2. The Queen Mary nearing completion in the fitting-out basin. Plank stages are rigged around the intakes, which are receiving their final coat of paint. The starboard gangway derrick, squash court and the wireless telegraph leads in trunk are visible. Popperfoto

3. View of the forward superstructure during fitting out. Doors for access to the space under the false flooring are especially visible around the forward superstructure just above the sundeck. Popperfoto

4. Looking aft from abreast the forward funnel; the workmen's wooden ladders are still in place. Popperfoto

Queen Mary Deck Plans 1936Lifeboat Davit And Cruise Ships

6. The starboard side, looking aft from the 30ft lifeboat davit. A 36ft motor lifeboat Is in the foreground. Popperfoto

7. Workmen reveal the size of the twin sirens on the forward funnel. Popperfoto

8. The forepeak and jackstaff. Glasgow University Archives

Glasgow Lifeboat UniversityGourock Boat Steps

10. The cargo derrick table on the foremast, surrounded by the 6-ton electric cargo winches. Glasgow University Archives

Queen Mary Deck Plans 1936

11. The compass platform 1936, looking forward. The wireless direction finder and forward funnel floodlight are in the foreground and the standard compass and port searchlight are visible behind. Queen Mary Historical Archives

Queen Mary Standard Twin

12. The after capstan deck. Glasgow University Archives

Queen Mary Capstan Deck

13,14,15. The Queen Mary on 24 March 1936, being led down the Clyde to anchor off Gourock, where she would pick up the rest of her lifeboats. Notice her shallow draught, to reduce the danger of running aground. Maritime Photo Library

Photos Ships George Dock Glasgow Titanic And Queen Mary Side Side

16. A port side view of the Queen Mary at the height of her wartime career, with full anti-aircraft armament. Queen Mary Historical Archives

Queen Mary Deck Plans 1936

17. The port side looking aft; 20 mm Oerlikon positions are visible on top of the boiler vents and deckhouses. Queen Mary Historical Archives

18. The after sun deck defence positions, showing the starboard 3 in HA gun and centre single Oerlikon, with Carley floats and life floats. Queen Mary Historical Archives

Queen Mary CollisionQueen Mary 1947

19. The Queen Mary leaving the King George V drydock on 3 May 1947, after repairs to her bow, which sustained damage from her collision with HMS Curacoa. The degaussing coil and radar outfit have also been removed. CPL

Queen Mary Bow Damage

20. The Queen Mary receiving a final clean at the close of her post-war refit in early July 1947. The forward three large boiler vents still retain the strengthening brackets and pillars they received when anti-aircraft positions were fitted on top. The high wire screen around the deck games area has been removed and replaced by a metal screen between the first boiler vent and forward funnel. CPL

21. The radar outfit on the compass platform, seen in early July 1947. CPL

22. A post 1947 refit photograph showing the single extra lifeboat and its quadrant davits retained after the ship's war service Popperfoto

23. The Queen Mary alongside at Southampton's Ocean Terminal in 1951. Skyfotos Ltd

22. A post 1947 refit photograph showing the single extra lifeboat and its quadrant davits retained after the ship's war service Popperfoto

24. The liner at sea during the early 1950s. Skyfotos Ltd

25. The windows of an extension to the deckhouse forward of the middle funnel are visible in this picture. Skyfotos Ltd

Quadrantal Lifeboat DavitThe Queen Mary First Departure

26. (opposite) The Queen Mary's last departure from Southampton, on 6 September 1967. CPL

27. The old liner leaving New York for the last time on 22 September 1967, after one thousand visits. The Manhattan skyline may have altered, but the city's high regard for the Queen Mary had not changed in over thirty years of service. She Is bid farewell by tugs and pleasure craft. CPL

Queen Mary Deck Plans 1936

28. On 31 September 1967 the Queen Mary, flying her paylng-off pennant, departs for Long Beach, California and her new home. Two double-decker buses are carried on the after part of the main deck. CPL

Queen Mary Deck Plans 1936Plans For Queen Mary Long Beach

29. The Queen Mary is given an enthusiastic reception on her arrival at Long Beach on 9 December 1967. Popperfoto

The Drawings

A General arrangement

A1 GENERAL ARRANGEMENT AS COMPLETED, MARCH 1936 (all drawings in section A are 1/700 scale)

A1/1 External profile

Queen Mary Hull Plan1936 Queen Mary Deck Plans

Internal profile

Male hospital Stewards's washplace Stewards's accommodation Steering gear compartment Steering gear trunk Docking bridge Wheelhouse Deck stores

Tourist class accommodation

Leading stewards' accommodation

Watertight compartment

After peak tank

Tourist lounge

Stores entrance

Baggage space


Cinema box

Engineers' and tourist accommodation Tourist swimming bath Tourist class entrance Furniture store Verandah grill Tourist class library Tourist class dining saloon Linen store

Engineers' accommodation Refrigerator machinery compartment Cabin class accommodation Cabin class smoking room Champagne and white wine store After engine room




Deck games locker


Third class and crew accommodation


Galley space


Wireless telegraph receiving room


Water softening plant




Wireless telegraph operators'


Motor car or cargo space


Forward engine room



Drinking water tank


Vent unit spaces




Cargo space


Tank room


Cabin class swimming pool


Third class smoke room


Oil tanks


Swimming pool tank


Mail space


Hatch pantries




Capstan machinery space


Cabin class lounge


No 3 boiler room


Third class entrance


Cabin class dining saloon


Forward turbo-generator room


Paint store


No 5 boiler room


No 2 boiler room


Seamen's accommodation


After turbo-generator room




Trimming tank


No 4 boiler room


Captain and officers' accommodation


Chain locker


Air conditioning plant


Cocktail lounge


Oil fuel compartment


Squash court


Third class garden lounge


Pipe space


Main hall


Third class dining saloon


Engine hatch


Cabin class library


No 1 boiler room


Funnel hatch

Queen Mary Plans

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