This page is dedicated to the fond memory of Tom K. Ware, WØCF, a dear friend who conducted the final FCC Inspection of the R.M.S. Queen Mary before she was retired from service and relocated to Long Beach CA. Following the inspection, the Chief Radio Officer presented Tom with the "Queen Mary" Key. Tom bequeathed it to me when he became a silent key. Today the Key proudly resides on my operating desk. On ARRL Straight Key Nights I make several QM Key QSO's in Tom's memory. Thus the reason for the Queen Mary Page.
Tom was an accomplished musician and played drums with a number of "Big Bands" of the era. I greatly miss my dear friend.