The World's Largest Ocean Liner Ever Built:

QUEEN MARY II



Design drawing

Under construction
March 2003
Moved from dry dock to water
but propeller problems found

Dry docked again
November 15, 2003
Gang plank collapses as visitors tour

 

Close view of front

Sea trials, September 2003
Easily reaches 34 mph

Sea trials, September 2003

Comparison with Titanic


Queen Mary II   (2004)
Owner:  Cunard Line (of Lusitania, Queen Mary, 
                                                          Queen Elizabeth fame)
length:  1132 feet
height:   236.2 feet
tonnage:  150,000 tons
decks:  17
elevators:  22

engines:  157,000 maximum shaft horsepower
top speed:  30 knots (34.5 mph)

passengers:  2620
crew:  1253

maiden voyage:  Southampton, England to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
                          January 12, 2004  WILL IT SUCCEED?

Titanic   (1912)
Owner:  White Star Line (merged with Cunard in 1934)

length:   882.75 feet
height:   175 feet
tonnage:  46,329 tons
decks:  8
elevators:  4

engines:  59,000 maximum shaft horsepower
top speed:  23.25 knots (26.76 mph)

passengers:  2648 (1317 on board maiden voyage)
crew:   899 (918 on board maiden voyage)

maiden voyage:  Southampton, England to NYC, NY
                          April 14, 1912  NEVER COMPLETED


R.M.S. TITANIC 1912, JUST DAYS BEFORE COLLISION WITH ICEBERG
 

OTHER FAMOUS OCEAN LINERS



R.M.S. Lusitania 1907, Cunard
790' long 31,550 tons
Sunk by U-boat, 1915

R.M.S. Olympic, 1910, White Star
882.79' long 45,328 tons
2648 passengers + 899 crew
Scrapped in 1936

H.M.H.S. Brittanic, 1913, White Star
(His Majesty's Hospital Ship)
903' long 48,158 tons
2648 passengers
Never used commercially
Sunk by torpedo or mine, 1916
 
 
 
 
 

R.M.S. Queen Mary 1934, Cunard
1019.5' long 81,237 tons
1995 passengers + 1101 crew
Sold as a hotel to Long Beach, CA

R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth 1938, Cunard
1031' long 83,637 tons
2283 passengers + 900 crew
Fire, sank in Hong Kong harbour, 1972

R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth II 1965, Cunard
963' long 70,327 tons
1995 passengers + 906 crew
Still in active service!