In this photo, we see the RMS Queen Elizabeth docking in New York Harbor in 1956. The Queen Elizabeth was an luxury ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line. Her career ran from her launch on September 27, 1938 until her retirement in 1969, when she was replaced by the Queen Elizabeth II.
The Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 'QE2'. In 1990, I stood on the parking deck of Ocean Terminal in Hong Kong as this fabulous vessel sounded its horn to announce that it was leaving the dock. It was the deepest, most soothing sound I have ever heard a machine make.
1970s Wreck of RMS Queen Elizabeth just out of the Hong Kong Harbour. My Dad was working for OOCL who was owner of the QE at the time. (Uncle) C.Y. Tung intended to convert her into a floating University cruise ship. In 1972, while undergoing refurbishment in Hong Kong harbour, she caught on fire under mysterious circumstances and was capsized by the water used to fight the fire. In 1973, her wreck was deemed an obstruction, and she was partially scrapped where she lay.