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Author Topic: British Pathe Film: QE2 into Drydock 1968 (Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968)  (Read 13115 times)

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Offline Waverley

QE2 in dry dock at the moment but here is an interesting British Pathe film of her entering the dry dock in Greenock for the first time

https://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=45544


Also on You Tube


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Source:  British Pathe; Media URN 56993; Sort Number 68/095
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Description: Queen Elizabeth 2 sailing up Clyde, crowds of people on the banks of the Clyde. Clip of Captain William E. Warwick and Prince Charles, also Prince Charles with Warwick and Sir Basil Smallpiece.   'Queen Elizabeth 2' entering dry dock

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« Last Edit: Apr 22, 2014, 10:55 AM by Lynda Bradford »
Robert

Offline Waverley

First ever voyage.  Good record of QE2 leaving the shipyard heading for Greenock to the drydock.  I had not seen this one before.

http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=45545

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Source:  British Pathe media URN 56994
Media: Film footage/video
Description:  Prince Charles welcomed onboard. QE2 leaving fitting out basin, and sailing down the River Clyde to Dry Dock in Greenock. 
« Last Edit: Apr 22, 2014, 10:17 AM by Lynda Bradford »
Robert

Offline Twynkle

'Well found' indeed, Robert

This is superb.
It shows precisely why QE2 is every bit as important now as she was then.
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2014, 12:04 PM by Lynda Bradford »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Robert, Simply the best.

I have never seen this video extract before and seeing this and many of the videos that have been posted makes me realise that even although I lived in Clydebank at this time I missed so much.  I envy the people who were lucky enough to be there at that moment in time. 
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2014, 12:04 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Offline Fairfield

An old newspaper shot taken on board as she pulled out of the basin.
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2014, 12:04 PM by Lynda Bradford »
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Some nice additional detail about Prince Charles' trip on board in 1968 in today's Herald!

https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/18242438.days---prince-charles-scotland-1968-1971/

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Still think her original profile was the best, very sleek and yacht-like.

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Still think her original profile was the best, very sleek and yacht-like.

I agree totally !   :)
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British Pathe film showing Captain Warwick and Prince Charles

Also on You Tube


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British Pathe film showing Captain Warwick and Prince Charles

Also on You Tube


Incredible.  Isn't she beautiful.
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Such incredible beauty and majesty !
QE2 - the ship for all of time, a ship of timeless beauty !