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Queen of Bermuda

Queen of Bermuda passing the Statue of Liberty, New York, from a famous ocean liners postcard published in 1988 by William H Miller, Jr.

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I always have such a hard time getting my head around the diminutive size of this liner! In almost all photos she appears to be quite a huge vessel. It's only when in close proximity to another liner that one can appreciate how small she actually was. I'd love to have sailed on this ship, though I understand she wasn't the best sea boat (and I'm not the best sailor) - at least off Cape Hatteras.
 

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I worked on her when she drydocked at Falmouth UK in the early 1960,s. She did not seem that small then.
Built 1933.
22,552 grt.
586ft x 82ft.
21 knots.
Turbo-electric quadrupal screw.
 

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One of my favourite passenger cruise ships. She always looked stylish with three, two or one funnel. When she was first built owing to depth of the entrance to Hamilton Harbour . With Monarch of Bermuda in service it was easy to copy her draft into the plans for the Queen. She had a long life lasting till 1966. even with the alterations to her in 1962 she was not able to compeat with the newer cruise ships being built. But one thing she looked like cruise liner not one of the ugley looking cruise ships of today.
 

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586 feet or our more contemporary 179 metres isn't that dimunitive vessel from 1933 - quite large I would say, but I also admit from an eye's watch I would guess at least 230 metres! Skillful designer is the word du jour...
 

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You're right, NAUCLER, she wasn't that dimunitive. What I should have written was auclYes,
 

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I worked on the Queen of Bermuda for five years, many times in gale force conditions and once in hurricane condition and she could handle the seas as good or better the most. Queen of Bermuda could stand up to the likes of some other ships I have sailed in, Rotterdam V, QE. 2, QM2, maybe a little slower but steady. She was a wonderful ship to work on.

Allen
 

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I guess my last message got mangled. What I was trying to write was:

You're right NAUCLER, she wasn't that diminutive. What I should have written was that she was small compared to the ocean greyhounds she was often photographed alongside at the New York piers. On her own, in a photo such as the one above, she appeared much larger than she actually was.

Thank you for your perspective, firstmate. You were very fortunate to have known this beautiful vessel so well!
 

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Lovely ship. She was basically the size of the postwar Saxonia class (with were approx 20' longer)
 

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