The RMS Queen Mary and Elizabeth plied the North Atlantic for many years as luxury passenger ships and as troop ships during the 2nd World War. They were the two finest lady’s to sail the world oceans, both were Blue Ribbon holders. Why mention this today? Well, its the 9th January and on that day in 1972 began the demise of the RMS Queen Elizabeth. The grand old ship was moored in Hong Kong Harbour being used as a school when she caught fire. The ship couldn’t be saved and sank in shallow water in the bay where she was moored. A sad end to a wonderful old ship. A long time ago I viewed her on the surface through the periscope on the submarine Alcide. A impressive sight and quite safe from attack by a diesel electric submarine, she was just too fast.
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