From Mark White
RMS Queen Mary
In response to your readers request for anything on the refitted Queen Mary as a troop ship, I have a few pictures from my dad’s collection to share.
I apologize for the quality. They aren’t that great – it may have something to do with the Southampton fog.
Although my father did not sail back to Canada on the Queen Mary, it must have been an impressive sight in the harbour.
My father sailed back to Canada on the New Amsterdam. She was also quite an impressive Dutch ocean liner that was also pressed into service as a troop transport during the war. I’m sure it was every bit as crowded as the Queen Mary during voyages. I’m including a picture of troops packed on the deck at the stern of the ship.
Captions are as on the original photographs.
Queen Mary at Southhampton
Aquitania at South Hampton
Stern of the New Amsterdam (Move over and give me more room).