RMS Queen Mary
Launch Ocean Liner 1936
Built by John Brown’s shipyard on Clydebank from 1930, the Queen Mary set new standards for speed, comfort and safety. McInnes Gardner dealt with the ship’s luxurious yet homely interiors.
The Queen Mary, featured two indoor swimming pools, beauty salons, libraries and children's nurseries for all three classes, a music studio and lecture hall, telephone connectivity to anywhere in the world, outdoor paddle tennis courts and dog kennels. The largest room onboard was the cabin class (first class) main dining room (grand salon), spanning three stories in height and anchored by wide columns. The ship had many air-conditioned public rooms onboard. The cabin-class swimming pool facility spanned over two decks in height.
As an alternative to the main dining room, Queen Mary featured a separate cabin-class Verandah Grill on the Sun Deck at the upper aft of the ship.
Also on board was the Observation Bar, an Art Deco-styled lounge with wide ocean views.
Woods from different regions of the British Empire were used in her public rooms and staterooms.
The ship is since 1967, permanently moored at Long Beach, California, United States.