1967-10-27

the Queen launched the new Cunard cruise liner, the Queen Elizabeth II, at a cer

Queen Elizabeth II is Clydebank in a ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth II began a new Cunard cruise liner.

[Queen Elizabeth II]
* Gross Tonnage - 65,863 tons
* Dimensions - 270.37 x 32.09m (887.1 x 105.3ft)
* Number of funnels - 1
* Number of masts - 1
* Construction - Steel
* Propulsion - Twin screw
* Engines - Double reduction steam turbines
* Service speed - 28.5 knots
* Builder - Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Glasgow - Engines built by John Brown Engineering, Clydebank
* Launch date - 20 September 1967
* Passenger accommodation - 564 1st class, 1,441 tourist class