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HMT Queen Mary at Southampton EAW001370

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Filename: afl03_aerofilms_a1370.jpg

Size: 4408 x 4185 (7.3MB)

Date: 28th June 1946

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive Aerofilms C

Source: English Heritage Images

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HMT Queen Mary at Southampton EAW001370

HMT QUEEN MARY at home in Southampton in June 1946 between round trips to Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York. The " Grey Ghost" transported many war brides to the US in 1946 before being demobilised in September, refitted then returned to civilian service as the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary in July 1947. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> England at War > England at War 1939-45

> Flight > England's Maritime Heritage

> Historic Images > Aerofilms Collection (1919-2006)

> Historic Images > Historic Images 1900s - 1910s

> Landscapes > Aerial Views

> Towns and Cities > Southampton

> Transport > Ships and boats > Royal Navy

> Transport > Ships and boats


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the majestic HMT Queen Mary at her home in Southampton, England in June 1946. The renowned "Grey Ghost" stands tall as she takes a brief respite between her round trips to Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York. During this pivotal year, the HMT Queen Mary played a crucial role in history by transporting numerous war brides to the United States. These brave women embarked on a new chapter of their lives, leaving behind their homeland for love and hope across the Atlantic. As September approached, the HMT Queen Mary was demobilized before undergoing an extensive refit. In July 1947, she emerged from her transformation as the iconic ocean liner RMS Queen Mary, ready to embark on a new era of civilian service. The Aerofilms Collection has beautifully preserved this aerial view of the ship that symbolizes resilience and strength amidst turbulent times. The image showcases not only a remarkable vessel but also represents an important moment in history when nations were rebuilding after World War II. Today, this photograph serves as a poignant reminder of how transportation can unite people across borders and bring them closer together. It is a testament to human determination and courage while highlighting the significance of maritime heritage in shaping our world's future.

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