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RMS Queen Elizabeth

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the Hitchcocks aboard the Queen Elizabeth in 1956

RMS Queen Elizabeth was an ocean liner operated by the Cunard Line. With her running mate Queen Mary, she provided luxury liner service between Southampton, UK and New York City, USA via Cherbourg, France.

With the decline in the popularity of the transatlantic route, both ships were replaced by Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969.

The Queen Elizabeth was eventually sold to a Hong Kong businessman who intended to convert the liner into a floating university cruise ship. Whist undergoing a refurbishment in Hong Kong harbour, she caught fire and capsized in January 1972. The wreck was then famously used as a covert headquarters for MI6 in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun (1974).

The liner had several links to Alfred Hitchcock:

Image Gallery

Images from the Hitchcock Gallery (click to view larger versions or search for all relevant images)...


British Pathé footage of Hitchcock arriving in Southampton in 1948


Notes & References

  1. Variety (1948) - Pictures: Hitchcock London-Bound
  2. See passenger list
  3. Variety (1956) - Pictures: Hitchy Back From Africa
  4. See passenger list.