A visit to the RMS Queen Mary

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  1. evangilder

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    My wife and I took a little stroll through the Queen Mary yesterday. She's quite a ship with quite a history. In the one photo below you can see that she carried 16,600 men across the ocean during WWII! That's one hell of a feat.
     

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    Great photos Eric. Never seen details of that great ship.

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    Nice pics, Eric, how is it that you were able to photograph the propellers? Do they have a glass panel there or something?
     
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    If you get a chance... try their Sundat Brunch on the ship. It's the best brunch i've ever been too.

    Tell me you went on the Russian sub too! you gotta do that!

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    Great shots eric8)
     
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    We wandered all over the ship, where we could, anyway. They have an area where you go outside the ship that is enclosed for you to see one of the screws. That thing is really big!

    We didn't have time for the Scorpion, but will do it next time I am there. Here are some more shots of the ship. The first is the sun deck. Next shows the anchor chain. I got next to it to give you a scale idea. Then the isolation ward for passengers who were sick. The giant nut that the photo nut is leaning on is the main nut that holds on the propeller. The last shot is one of the many water tight doors.
     

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    Great pics! 8)
     
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    Great pics here.:D
     
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    Note... for those that dont know. the dome behind the ship in the first photo used to house the Spruce Goose.
    I like the shot that shows the curvature of the deck.

    Makes me miss home.. I'm from Long Beach. I have a chair from the Queen Mary bought at an auction when it first got to LB.



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    With AAA guns and all, really beatiful gallery.
     
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    Excellent shots Eric, thanks mate!:D
     
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    Thanks guys. The domed building that used to house the Spruce Goose is now used by Carnival Cruise lines for storage. A sad thing.
     
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