by Stephen Payne
Unrivalled insight into the design, construction and operation of this giant of the seas.
At 151,400 gross tonnes and 1,132ft in length, Queen Mary 2 is the largest transatlantic ocean liner ever built. Author, Stephen Payne, principal naval architect of Queen Mary 2, is in a unique position to give unrivalled insight into the design, construction and operation of this giant of the seas. As well as recounting his ‘inside story’ he has also interviewed key dockyard and QM2 personnel. The author also takes readers on a full guided tour of the QM2, from stem to stern, and from keel to navigating bridge. The RMS Queen Mary 2 Manual is fully illustrated with more than 300 photographs and technical illustrations, including many previously unpublished photographs of the liner under construction. It has been published with the full cooperation of Cunard Line. 180 pages, fully illustrated with many previously unpublished photographs.