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> Sailing Doon The Watter, nostalgia
big tommy
post 1st Oct 2005, 12:48pm
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laugh.gif Do you remember the Queen Mary II sailing from the Broomielaw? I certainly do. OH! The thrill of sailing down the Clyde, staring in awe at the skeletons of great ships yet to be launched. The sound of the great hammers on steel hulls, the flash of welders' torches or the fireworks display of the grinders tools.

We continued sailing in later years on that other famous lady, Waverley, but what happened to the Queen Mary II? I did hear once
that there was a fatal accident on her concerning a flying hawser. Can anyone enlighten me?

In these modern days of supersonic air travel and enormous luxury ferries, and sadly the demise of the greatest shipbuilding industry of its time in the world, these are certainly memories to cherish.

As told by Dugald

Big Tommy



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post 1st Oct 2005, 03:59pm
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she is still sailing as a cruse liner that is what it says on internet wink.gif


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post 2nd Oct 2005, 07:53am
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Tommy your comments reminded me of the day the Queen Eliuzabeth was launched. I lived in Clydebank and attended Radnor Park school, on the day of the launching, our class (and probably our entire schoolbody) were taken down to Dumbarton Road, given little Union Jacks then lined up on the sidewalk to wave to the royal family as they passed on their way to the shipyard. This we did quite cheerfully, happy to have time out of the classroom and the opportunity to see the two little princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret Rose. We were quite excited when they came into view, wearing identical coats, one in blue, the other pink. We waved with enthusiasm and were delighted when they waved back. We barely noticed the king and queen, we were so focused on the princesses. Once the royal family had passed, we had little interest in the rest of the procession until we spied the paddy wagon bringing up the rear.
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