SS Queen of Bermuda

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The Queen of Bermuda in Bermuda, late 1952 or very early 1953.jpg
SS Queen of Bermuda dockside
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Owner: Furness Bermuda Line
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong Shipbuilders
In service: 1933
Out of service: 1966
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Tonnage: 22,501 gross tons
Length: 579 ft (176 m)
Beam: 77 ft (23 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbo-electric
Capacity: 773 passengers

SS Queen of Bermuda was a British cruise ship operated by the Furness Bermuda Line during the mid 20th century.

Queen of Bermuda was built by Vickers-Armstrong Shipbuilders, and entered service in 1933, operating between New York City and Bermuda.[1] She was used in British government service during and following World War II, returning to her commercial sailings in 1949.[1] She continued in that capacity until November 1966, when Furness Bermuda ceased operations, and she was scrapped in Scotland the following month.[2]

Queen of Bermuda measured 22,501 gross tons, and was 579 feet (176 m) long, with a beam of 77 feet (23 m).[1] She was powered by a steam turbo-electric propulsion systems, which drove four screws and gave her a service speed of 20 knots (23 mph).[1] She had a capacity of 733 passengers, all in first class.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Miller Jr., William (2001). Picture History of British Ocean Liners 1900 to the Present. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications. p. 76. ISBN 0-486-41532-5.
  2. ^ "Shipping anniversary celebrates end of era". The Royal Gazette. 26 February 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017.