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Name Official number Flag IMO
QUEEN ELIZABETH  166290  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1940  27/09/1938  02/1940 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger Liner  Steel Steam Turbine  
Builder Yard Yard no
John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank Clydebank  552 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
83673 grt / 42239 nrt / 15856 dwt 1031 ft  118.6 ft  68.4 ft  39.0 ft 
Engine builder John Brown & Co Ltd., Clydebank
Engine detail
4 sets of steam turbines, 160,000shp, 4 - Screws, 28.5 knots 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Cunard White Star Line Ltd., Liverpool  Liverpool  19/02/1940 
Other names
1969 THE ELIZABETH - 1971 SEAWISE UNIVERSITY 
Subsequent owner and registration history
01/1950 Cunard Steam-Ship Co. Ltd., Liverpool
03/1968 Cunard Line Ltd., London
10/1968 leased to The Elizabeth Corporation for use as a visitor attraction at Port Everglades, Florida (Cunard held 85% of shares)
07/1969 Cunard Steam-Ship Co. Ltd., London
07/1969 Rolepont Ltd., London - The Queen Ltd.
06/1970 The Queen Ltd. bankrupt
09/1970 sold at auction to Island Navigation Corporation Ltd. - C.Y.Tung, Hong Kong
 
Vessel history
Passengers as built 822 1st., 668 cabin and 798 tourist class.
02/1941 converted to a troopship at Singapore.
03/1946 post-war refit.
16/10/1946 maiden commercial voyage, Southampton to New York 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1972  Burned 09/01/1972 
Disposal Detail
Burned out, capsized and sank at Hong Kong while under refit.
Broken up in situ 1974-1979. 
 

 



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