Built at the end of the Depression and launched on the weekend of the Munich Crisis, the Queen Elizabeth's maiden voyage was a wartime dash to New York to escape the Luftwaffe's bombs. After a wartime career that saw her bring an American division to Gourock every few weeks, she finally entered company service for Cunard in 1946. She sailed with her sister Queen Mary through Cunard's golden years and was sold out of service in 1968, becoming a tourist attraction in Port Everglades. Sold again, she became C. Y. Tung's Seawise University and was burned out in 1972 while being converted, before being scrapped where she lay in Hong Kong harbour.
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About the Author
Janette McCutcheon was born in Scotland, and lived close to Clydebank, home of some of the most famous ships ever constructed, including three of Cunard's famous Queens. She has written many books on maritime history and regularly sails the seven seas lecturing aboard cruise ships. She has appeared on BBC's The Scots at Sea and acted as consultant to Channel 4's Speed Machines and various Discovery Channel programmes on ocean liners. Janette has one of the largest collections of Cunard and White Star memorabilia in the UK, including postcards, photos, posters and items from on board White Star and Cunard ocean liners.