RMS Queen Elizabeth

The 1930s represented the highpoint for luxury and size for passenger liners. Technology and industrial processes had advanced to a state that allowed the construction of ever larger ships. Also, the shipping industry was still not threatened by the airline industry and so were the only viable form of long distance international travel. The Queen Elizabeth took the crown of the largest ocean going vessel from the Normandie when it was launched in 1938.

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