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Queen Mary and other vessels in dock, Southampton

Queen Mary and other vessels in dock, Southampton
Photograph taken 28 June 1946 © Historic England Archive Aerofilms Collection ref: aerofilms/a1370

The Queen Mary was in service for Cunard between 1936 and 1967. She did round trips to Halifax, Nova Scotia and New York. She was also known as the "Grey Ghost". She did war work as a troop ship which ended in September 1946. At the time of this photograph the Queen Mary was being used to repatriate the families of Canadian servicemen. She also transported many war brides to the US in 1946. She was demobilised (taken out of military service)in September 1946. She was then refitted and returned to civilian service as the ocean liner RMS Queen Mary in July 1947.