On May 27th 1936 after 20 months of sea trials The Queen Mary set sail on her maiden voyage. Some thought she would try to capture the coveted Blue Riband (the award for fastest crossing of the Atlantic) but thick fog prevented the attempt. The Queen Mary would go on to win the prize twice from her arch rival, the French ship Normandie until the SS United States claimed it in 1952 who would not relinquish the title until the Riband was removed from competition.
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