Archive for the 'Ships' Category

USS Lexington CV-16 aircraft carrier, Corpus Christi, Texas, USA

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT-16), known as “The Blue Ghost”, was an Essex-class aircraft carrier, the fifth United States Naval ship named in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington. Laid down as Cabot on 15 July 1941 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass., the ship was renamed Lexington 16 June 1942, after the loss of Lexington (CV-2) in the Battle of the Coral Sea. She was launched 23 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Theodore Douglas Robinson; and commissioned 17 February 1943, Captain Felix Budwell Stump, USN in command.

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RMS Queen Mary 2

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

It’s a great event in each city, when Queen Mary 2 arrives.

The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck.
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SS Great Britain, Bristol, England

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

SS Great Britain was the first ocean-going ship to have an iron hull and a screw propeller and, when launched in 1843, was the largest vessel afloat. She originally carried 120 first-class passengers (26 of whom were in single cabins), 132 second-class passengers and 130 officers and crew but, when an extra deck was added, it increased the number of passengers to 730.

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