Queen Mary’s 80th anniversary celebration


LONG BEACH, CA – The Queen Mary made her maiden voyage May 27, 1936. The 80th anniversary of that event will be celebrated on the ship with media and public events planned.

MAY 27: 10:30 AM Queen Mary Well Deck / Bow Area

Government and civic leaders will join Randolph Churchill in recognizing the Maiden Voyage Anniversary. Sir Winston Churchill had a life-long connection to the Queen Mary. He was there at her launch and maiden sailing; used the ship as his ‘war-room’ at sea; traveled aboard in peacetime.

In recognition of that relationship, his great-grandson will open a new Churchill paintings exhibition on the ship. The collection includes paintings by Sir Winston Churchill and personal mementoes.

Loaned by the Churchill family and National Churchill Museum, the priceless collection will be presented in a new gallery space.

Media access to the exhibit will follow the press conference.
Public viewing begins later that day.

In recognition of the 80th Anniversary, public admission to the ship will be complimentary, Friday – May 27.