September 26 1934 CE – The RMS Queen Mary is Christened in Southampton

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September 26 1934 CE – The RMS Queen Mary is Christened in SouthamptonRate this post After nearly four years of construction and numerous design changes, the RMS Queen Mary received its official christening from her namesake on September 26, 1934. Sliding into the River Clyde in Glasgow, Scotland, the massive Cunard oceanliner took its place as one of the largest ships ever built up to that point — second only to the French SS Normandie. Though small by today’s standards, the ship came to fame for its speed during a three-decade run sailing during peacetime and war. In the mid-1920s, European nations launched a competition to see who could manage […]