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RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Menu - 15 June 1953

Front Cover - RMS Queen Elizabeth Farewell Dinner Menu - 15 June 1953

Front Cover of a Vintage Farewell Dinner Menu from 15 June 1953 on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth of the Cunard Line featured Vol au Vent à la Reine, Baked Cloved Ham, Marsala, and Pineapple Royale for dessert. Autographs of fellow passengers accompany this menu. GGA Image ID # 1e35880054


Menu Items

Monday, June 15th , 1953


  • Chilled Grapefruit. Cerise
  • Hors d’Œuvre, Variés
  • Consommé Souveraine
  • Potage Windsor
  • Poached Salmon, Sauce Hollandaise
  • Vol au Vent à la Reine
  • Baked Cloved Ham, Marsala
  • Roast Turkey, Chestnut Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce
  • String Beans     
  • Creamed Soccotash
  • Boiled and Roast Potatoes


  • Roast Beef        
  • Ox Tongue
  • Green Combination Salad, French Dressing
  • Pineapple Royale        


  • Ice Cream and Wafers
  • Assorted Pastries
  • Fresh Fruit         ‘
  • Coffee

Wines: Red or White Bordeaux: Per Bottle or en carafe 5s.; Per glass 1s.

Passengers on Special Diet are especially invited to make known
their requirements to the Head Waiter.

Specialty foods for infants are available on request.



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The GG Archives is the work and passion of two people, Paul Gjenvick, a professional archivist, and Evelyne Gjenvick, a curator. Paul earned a Masters of Archival Studies - a terminal degree from Clayton State University in Georgia, where he studied under renowned archivist Richard Pearce-Moses. Our research into the RMS Laconia and SS Bergensfjord, the ships that brought two members of the Gjønvik family from Norway to the United States in the early 20th century, has helped us design our site for other genealogists. The extent of original materials at the GG Archives can be very beneficial when researching your family's migration from Europe.