Length: 990 ft., or 41 ft. shorter than the Queen Elizabeth, and 27 ft. shorter than the Queen Mary.

Beam: 101 ft., or 17 ft. less than the Queens, and just narrow enough to squeeze through the 110-ft.-wide locks of the Panama Canal.

Gross Tonnage: 53,000 tons v. 80,000 plus for the Queens.

Speed: more than 34 knots.

Power: oil-fired boilers power four high-pressure steam turbines, which develop some 165,000 h.p.

Cost: $70 million; $42 million from the Government, $28 million from U.S. Lines.

Insurance: $31 million, highest value ever placed on a ship.

Capacity: peacetime, 2,000 passengers, 1,000 crew; wartime, 14,000 troops with equipment.


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