At 151,400 tonnes and 1,132ft in length RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is the largest transatlantic ocean liner ever built. QM2 succeeded Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) as flagship of the Cunard Line with the retirement of the QE2 from active service in 2008. Her designer, Stephen Payne, is in a unique position to give an unrivalled insight into the design, construction and operation of this giant of the seas. He has interviewed key QM2 personnel for this book and his revealing narrative is supported by almost 300 photographs and illustrations.
About the Author
Stephen Payne OBE, FRINA, is the principal naval architect of the Cunard ocean liner RMS Queen Mary 2. He is a graduate of Southampton University where he studied Ship Science. Stephen lives in Hampshire and is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Unique insights into the design, construction and operation of the world's largest ocean liner. Written by Stephen Payne, her designer. Fully illustrated with contemporary photos and official constructor's technical illustrations.
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 27th November 2013
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 0.81