National Geographic : 1945 Dec
Winning the War of Supply 707 U. S. Coast Guard, Official 15,000 Cheering Yanks, a Full Army Division, Come Home on the Queen Elizabeth This is the approximate number of troops she and her sister ship, the Queen Mary, carried on each trip to and from Europe. At that rate they could transport a good-sized army across the Atlantic in half a dozen voyages. They are so fast they traveled without convoy escort. No enemy submarine could catch them.