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RMS Queen Mary launching...
Item # 579921
September 27, 1934
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 27, 1934
* RMS Queen Mary launching
* Cunard Line ocean liner
* Lindbergh baby kidnapping indictment
This 46 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 23 that include: "THE 534 LAUNCHED AS THE QUEEN MARY", "Great Liner Slides Into the Clyde as the British Queen Confers Own Name on Her", "CHAINS USED AS BRAKES" and more with photo of the famous ship (see photos). This tells of the launch of the RMS Cunard Line Queen Mary. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.
Other news of the day with front page reporting on the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case. Additional news, sports and advertisements of the day within.
wikipedia notes: RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (then Cunard-White Star when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown and Company, Clydebank, Scotland, she was designed to be the first of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service from Southampton to Cherbourg to New York, in answer to the mainland European superliners of the late 1920s and early 1930s. After their release from World War II troop transport duties, Queen Mary and her running mate RMS Queen Elizabeth commenced this two-ship service and continued it for two decades until Queen Mary's retirement in 1967. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is permanently berthed in Long Beach, California serving as a museum ship and hotel. The Queen Mary celebrated the 70th anniversary of her launch in both Clydebank and in Long Beach during 2004, and the 70th anniversary of her maiden voyage in 2006.
Category: The 20th Century