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The QE2 at John Browns486 viewsI'm not sure where this picture came from, it was in my grandfather's papers.

On the back it says that it shows Engineer's Mate George Lawler, one of "four burley cranemen" who have taken on overtime at John Browns at night scaring birds away from the QE2 in the fitting out basin below, earning themselves an extra 30 shillings a night!!!
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QE2 September 1967387 viewsQE2 in John Brown's Shipyard prior to launch 1967Lynda Bradford
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My Dad & The Boat366 viewsMy dad taking time out for a smoke as he looks over the basin towards the ship on the slipway.1 commentsAlan Hughes
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QE2 September 1967342 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 September 1967326 viewsLynda Bradford
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Big day coming325 viewsNearly ready for her Royal Launch.Fairfield
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QE2 on slipway prior to launch September 1967323 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 September 1967305 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 launch September 1967287 viewsLaunch at John Brown's Clydebank 20 September 1967Lynda Bradford
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Ticket to view launch of 736286 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 Bob Abbot285 viewsLynda Bradford
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End of day280 viewsShift finishes at Clydebank in 1968.Fairfield
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The beginning274 viewsNo.736's bottom plates on the berth.Fairfield
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The Funnel Among The Chimneys247 viewsFantastic newspaper article with poem from 1968 with great photo of QE2 being finished in the Fitting Out basin in Clydebank. Thanks to Alistair Hay for keeping this for over 40 years for us to enjoy - very thoughtful of you!Rob Lightbody
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Fitting out at Clydebank228 viewsTaken in June 1968 by the late Jim Orr now in my collection.Fairfield
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Stuart Neville: QE2 leaving Clydebank189 viewsOn a foggy morning in November 1968 QE2 sailed from Clydebank to the fitting out basin in GreenockLynda Bradford
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QE2's designer165 viewsFrom a TV documentary the only picture I've ever seen of her designer whose name I am embarrassed to admit I have forgotten.Fairfield
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Ready for Her Majesty155 viewsFrom a tv documentary this fine view of No.736 as launch day approaches.Fairfield
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Stuart Neville: QE2 leaving Clydebank_3151 viewsOn a foggy morning in November 1968 QE2 sailed from Clydebank to the fitting out basin in GreenockLynda Bradford
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1969 As Built plans Decks Q-S147 viewsDavid Burdett
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Q4 model128 viewsCutting from an old trade supplement of the original concept of Q4.Fairfield
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John Lester Foster Wheeler Boiler Image124 viewsFoster Wheeler ESD Boiler ,cutaway drawing.3 Boilers on ship each producing 300,000 pounds of high pressure steam/hour,total ,900,000 lbs/herLynda Bradford
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QE2 December 1968 or January 1969122 viewsDec 20 1968 to Jan 2nd 1969 Trial VoyageRob Lightbody
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Alumnium superstructure121 viewsJohn Brown photo of detail of the aluminium upperworks on the Cunarder which caused problems with bonding to the steel hull and which on deterioration in later years brought about her demise.Fairfield
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Near launch day119 viewsRon Greer
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QE2 Technical Trials -- 23 December 1968 to 2 January 1969117 viewsRob Lightbody
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Rudder fitted114 viewsThe rudder in placeFairfield
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Getting her rudder112 viewsPositioning her rudder.Fairfield
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1969 AS built plans Decks 1-798 viewsDavid Burdett
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QE2 Technical Trials -- 23 December 1968 to 2 January 196995 viewsRob Lightbody
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Stuart Neville launch photo_191 viewsLynda Bradford
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Technical Trials - Dec 20 1968 to Jan 2nd 196991 viewsRob Lightbody
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Close encounter89 viewsAdmirers at Old Kilpatrick as she passed down on her way to Greenock on November 19th 1968.
John Brown/ UCS photo in collection.
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Ron Bateson QE2 Greenock Dry Dock 196889 viewsLynda Bradford
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John Lester:Bow sections ,propellor ,ship side view - no lifeboats in Davits.81 viewsLynda Bradford
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Stuart Neville launch photo_472 viewsLynda Bradford
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Stuart Neville launch photo_272 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE@70 views1 commentsKen Thundow
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John Lester photo: Bow image at John Brown's 69 viewsBow section, taken because it is only one I have seen to include JOHN BROWN name!Lynda Bradford
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1968: QE2 in Fitting Out Basin69 viewsClydebank Kilbowie Church Outing on the "Shieldhall" (sludge boat) passing QE2 at John Brown's shipyard fitting out basin. Lynda Bradford
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Stuart Neville launch photo_968 viewsLynda Bradford
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1970 Timetable and Fares (Content)65 viewsDavid Burdett
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QE2 being Constructed, 1967, Starboard side65 views© The QE2 StoryRob Lightbody
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Stuart Neville launch photo_363 viewsLynda Bradford
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December 1968 Approx - QE2 Theatre60 viewsRob Lightbody
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Stuart Neville launch photo_659 viewsLynda Bradford
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Our Slide photographer, Sound Reproduction Room (SRE Room) located on 3 deck59 viewsSound Reproduction Room (SRE Room) located on 3 deckRob Lightbody
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John Lester photo at John Brown's58 views"Umbilicals " carrying steam ,water ,various gases etc from shore to ship.Lynda Bradford
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QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 - view over bow to yard58 viewsLook at the guy sitting on the railing! 1 commentsRob Lightbody
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QE2 November 1968, Greenock58 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2's Bow being Constructed, 196757 views© The QE2 StoryRob Lightbody
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What's in a name....55 viewsAs launch day for the new Cunarder at Clydebank approached, speculation abounded as to her name. Some thought an old White Star name was being revived as CELTIC had appeared on her stern at one stage....
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Stuart Neville: QE2 leaving Clydebank_254 viewsOn a foggy morning in November 1968 QE2 sailed from Clydebank to the fitting out basin in GreenockLynda Bradford
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QE2 November 1968, Greenock54 viewsRob Lightbody
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Stuart Neville: QE2 leaving Clydebank_452 viewsOn a foggy morning in November 1968 QE2 sailed from Clydebank to the fitting out basin in GreenockLynda Bradford
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QE2 being Constructed, 1967, Starboard side with scaffolding stairs52 views© The QE2 StoryRob Lightbody
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QE2 being Constructed, 1967, Starboard side50 views© The QE2 StoryRob Lightbody
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QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 (1)50 viewsRob Lightbody
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John Lester Motor Life Boat49 viewsPhoto taken at John Brown's shipyard ClydebankLynda Bradford
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View across QE2's bow and Clydebank QE2 under construction in Clydebank in summer 196749 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 November 1968, Greenock49 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 November 1968, Greenock48 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 - Funnel47 viewsRob Lightbody
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46 viewsThis photo is now on display on the QE2 in Dubai and it doesn't seem so long again that I took it !!1 commentsfrazscot
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46 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 November 1968, Greenock46 viewsRob Lightbody
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Stuart Neville launch photo_745 viewsLynda Bradford
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The Midships Lobby under construction45 viewsRob Lightbody
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Our Slide photographer, Sound Reproduction Room (SRE Room) located on 3 deck45 viewsSound Reproduction Room (SRE Room) located on 3 deckRob Lightbody
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Double Up/Down Room, December 196845 viewsDec 23 1968 to Jan 2nd 1969 Trial VoyageRob Lightbody
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John Lester: Anchors 44 viewsMy hard hat included to give indication of size of anchorsLynda Bradford
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Stuart Neville launch photo_544 viewsLynda Bradford
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Inside the theatre - QE2 under construction in Clydebank in summer 196744 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 Technical Trials -- 23 December 1968 to 2 January 196944 viewsRob Lightbody
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1970 Timetable and Fares (Cover)43 viewsDavid Burdett
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December 1968 Approx - QE2 Theatre43 viewsRob Lightbody
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Stuart Neville launch photo_842 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 Queens Room, December 196842 viewsRob Lightbody
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John Lester: Lifeboat in Davits.41 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 under construction in Clydebank, September 196741 viewsRob Lightbody
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December 1968 Approx - QE2 Queens Room41 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 November 1968, Greenock41 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 Technical Trials -- 23 December 1968 to 2 January 196941 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 being Constructed, 1967, Starboard side40 views© The QE2 StoryRob Lightbody
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QE2 under construction in Clydebank, September 196739 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 under construction in Clydebank, September 196739 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 - port side 39 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 - port side three-quarters view 39 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 - Lifeboats being installed39 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 December 1968 or January 1969 - One deck pool39 viewsDec 20 1968 to Jan 2nd 1969 Trial VoyageRob Lightbody
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1970 Timetable and Fares (Content)38 viewsDavid Burdett
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QE2 under construction in Clydebank in summer 196738 viewsRob Lightbody
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On the boat deck - QE2 under construction in Clydebank in summer 196738 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 - sports deck and bridge wing38 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 Technical Trials -- 23 December 1968 to 2 January 196938 viewsRob Lightbody
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