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Thanks to Lynn V. Baden, Chris Butler for caption help on this page.

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Queen Mary.
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Russian submarine "Scorpion."
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Lynn Baden, looking at the ships.
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Lynn Baden in our little inside room.
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Chaz Boston Baden, at dinner. [Photo by Lynn Baden]
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Lynn Baden, at the Promenade Cafe.
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Lynn Baden.
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This is a re-creation of the ship's wartime emergency procedures, not the peacetime version. Certaintly, no such glaring notice would be posted during civilian operations. This was created by looking at photographs from the war; the originals are long since discarded and lost. Sadly, so are the original wooden railing crowns which were scarred by thousands of soldiers during their crossings. Those rails that could not be planed down were thrown away and new teak installed. Anxious to move past the war years, in this instance Cunard Line probably should have donated them to a museum. A few genuine reminders of war service remain - usually graffiti scrawled on the bottom of furniture, or in an out of the way bulkhead far below. Such finds are documented and treated with reverence by the present day crew of the Queen Mary.
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