R.M.S. Queen Elizabeth 2 today leaves Southampton for her first transatlantic voyaKe to New York. Latest in a long line of Cunarders stretching back 129 years, successor to the great Queen liners, she inherits a distinguished tradition.
HAROLD ROGERS and ROBERT STANNAGE look back at some of the famous Cunard liners of the past and at the building of this new Queen of the sea
Script by Robert Stannage
A BBC Sound Archive production by Harold Rogers and Denis Lewell