RMS Queen Mary – The Final Voyage

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This is the story of the Queen Mary’s final voyage from Southampton to Long Beach, California.

After 31 years in operation on the North Atlantic routes for Cunard, the famous liner was sold

in 1967. The Clydeside-built ship has now been a floating hotel in America longer than she was

in active service. Following her sale she embarked on an epic final voyage from the UK via Cape

Horn to Long Beach which is described by Captain Treasure Jones, his crew and passengers, as

the Queen Mary journeyed into new waters that she had never sailed in as a commercial liner.

This book also includes a brief history of the vessel, including her part in the Second World

War, and features over 200 photographs and interesting archive material and memorabilia, much

of it not previously published. Edited by Richard Tennant, Michael Gallagher and Miles Cowsill.

To view the acknowledgement pages of the book click on Acknowledgements

This book is being re-printed and will be back in stock 15th December 2017, you may back order the book and it will be dispatched as soon as the reprint is received from the printers.


Additional information

Edited by

Michael Gallagher, Miles Cowsill, Richard Tennant


Hardback, 21cm x 14.8cm





Publication Date

Late July 2017


Ferry Publications

6 reviews for RMS Queen Mary – The Final Voyage

  1. It is literally the best book about the ship I’ve ever seen & beautifully presented.
    It is superb & a great tribute to her & to John.
    So many good memories have come flooding back.
    My painting looks perfect too.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    A really splendid book; 9.5/10.

    Good points:- excellent variety of views; terrific pictures; good technical detail; fascinating appendices; convenient size to hold.

    Not so good (losing half a mark):- my copy has two, half pages which are illegible; more spelling mistakes than might be expected.

    Well done to all concerned.

    • I have contact you privately about the illegible pages and sending a replacement.

  3. “This is a very comprehensive and interesting account of all aspects of her final voyage through unfamiliar waters, viewed from Captain, Officers, passengers and crew with a huge amount of photographs, many of which have never been seen before. I found this book to be a delight to read and thoroughly recommend it to all our members, particularly if you have fond memories of this icon of British shipbuilding, operated, maintained and for most of her life ‘The’ flagship of our British Merchant Navy. So sadly missed.

  4. .. a very readable yet detailed account of the famous liner’s last voyage to Long Beach in California. It’s a credit to the editors to bring together so much detailed material from so long ago, including fascinating accounts of various crew members and passengers.
    The book is well illustrated with fine resolution colour and b&w photographs …
    The latter pages of the book provide interesting data and information …

  5. Nicely done nostalgia for a Cunard ship’s heyday.
    Having set the scene in a forward and introduction, the editors tell the story of the voyage through extracts from sources including contemporary newspapers, passenger accounts and the memoire of the vessel’s last master, Captain John Treasure Jones.
    The anthology format works well, presenting the reader with a variety of experiences and perspectives, and the volume is packed with vibrant colour pictures.
    Overall a nice piece of work which should please Queen Mary’s many fans.

  6. This is an outstanding book commemorating the final voyage of a wonderful vessel in minute detail which makes fascinating reading and I would very highly recommend it to our readers.

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