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Queen Elizabeth Liner Launched


1938

At the time the largest ocean liner ever built, the Queen Elizabeth, was launched from John Brown's shipyard at Clydebank. In 1940 she steamed to New York, in a secret initiative by Winston Churchill to prevent her being damaged during hostilities and allow her to be completed as a troop-ship. Her maiden voyage as a passenger liner was in 1946. Her size was not exceeded until the launch of the Queen Mary 2 in 2003.


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