Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Queen Mary Tartan

RMS Queen Mary was built in Clydebank between 1930 and 1936, where she became a symbol of British determination and Scottish engineering. The ship is still considered by many to be one of the finest ocean liners to have ever set out across the tough North Atlantic. It's been since the Queen Mary was retired to Long Beach that a special tartan was created specifically for her. The colors are highly symbolic and represent certain aspects of the ship and her heritage.

Black, white and red symbolize the Cunard Line - the company that operated the ship for 31 years.

Purple stands for the connection to the British Royal Family.

Blue is for the ocean.

Grey symbolizes the Queen Mary's service as a troop transport during the course of World War II.

Gold is for the ship's new home: the Golden State of California.

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