The world’s largest ocean liner docked in Brooklyn on Sunday with precious cargo — an infant born aboard.
A doctor on the famed Queen Mary 2 sprang to action to deliver the baby boy — appropriately named Benjamin Brooklyn — on Saturday night, before the ship pulled into Red Hook Sunday morning.
The ship was near the end of its transatlantic voyage from Southhampton, England, when a German passenger’s water broke, according to her brother, who was also aboard the 2,620-passenger vessel.
“She turned to me and said, ‘It’s starting!’” said the man, who declined to give his name and only identified his sister as Johanna.
He rushed her to the ship’s small hospital, where a doctor took charge as the ship neared Brooklyn.
The baby was supposed to be due in three weeks, but just couldn’t wait, he said.
Johanna was rushed to New York Methodist Hospital with the infant after arriving at the Red Hook Cruise Terminal at around 6 a.m. Sunday, the FDNY said.
“I am doing well, and the baby is incredibly healthy. I am also thankful how good the people of New York were to us,” Johanna said.
Benjamin is her third child and first boy, she said.
His uncle added, “[The child] was born in American territory — so that makes him an American boy.