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RMS Queen Elizabeth - Queen of the Seas
The Queen Elizabeth, my biggest ship as of this month. I made it to be the Queen Mary but it's not accurate that I had to convert to the Queen Elizabeth. It's weight (in lego) is 1 kg.
About this creation
RMS Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line. With her running mate Queen Mary, she provided luxury liner service between Southampton, UK and New York City, USA via Cherbourg, France. She was also contracted for over twenty years to carry the Royal Mail as the second half of the two ships' weekly express service.
While being constructed, in the mid-1930s by John Brown and Company at Clydebank, Scotland, she was known as Hull 552[2] but when launched, on 27 September 1938, she was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth, who was then Queen Consort to King George VI and in 1952 became the Queen Mother. With a design that improved upon that of the Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth was a slightly larger ship, the largest passenger liner ever built at that time and for fifty-six years thereafter. She first entered service in February 1940 as a troopship in World War II, and it was not until October 1946 that she served in her intended role as an ocean liner.
With the decline in the popularity of the transatlantic route, both ships were replaced by RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969. Queen Mary was retired from service in November 1968, and was sold to the city of Long Beach, California. Queen Elizabeth was sold to a succession of buyers, most of whom had adventurous and unsuccessful plans for her. Finally she was sold to a Hong Kong businessmen Tung Chao Yung who intended to convert her into a floating University cruise ship. In 1972, while undergoing refurbishment in Hong Kong harbour, she caught on fire under mysterious circumstances and was capsized by the water used to fight the fire. In 1973, her wreck was deemed an obstruction, and she was partially scrapped where she lay.[3]












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  April 19, 2013
Ah, the Queen Elizabeth. Very fast ship, it rivaled the S. S. Normandie. In the 30s, people said, "When crossing the Atlantic, if you wanted speed, you would go with the English. If you wanted good food, you would go with the French." A great liner from a past golden age, thanks for the creation.
 
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