Gemini - The RMS Queen Mary is now the hotel in Long Beach, California. Never stayed there but hear that she's not as well looked after as could be hoped.
I'm a good sailor but crossing the Atlantic in The Hector might have changed my mind! Our ancestors were obviously a hardy bunch! Reading the passenger list, note that there were 20 Frasers on board - Mum was a Fraser.
When did you sail the Britannic?
Going through old files I came upon the attached. I was a tourist Class Pax in a double cabin, April, 1953. Of all my T-A crossings, that was the roughest - ropes and tarps were up on all open decks for the entire trip - Liverpool to New York, I think it took about 10 days back then.
A friend was emigrating to Canada and was convinced she would never make it! Her constant comment to me was "Why the hell did I allow you to talk me into this?" Have to tell you, I was worried but she recovered about 2 days before we reached N.Y.
Length: 214 m - Beam: 24,7 m - Brt: 27 943 t
Built: 1930 Harland & Wolff, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Operator: Cunard White Star
Speed: 18 kn - Passengers: 1553 . (Sister ship: Georgic (1932))
She was scrapped in Inverkeithing, Scotland, in 1960.
Sorry......Tried to post pics - too large - have to see about reducing.