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Offline Waverley

QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« on: Mar 24, 2009, 09:48 PM »
Found this image. Scanned from a magazine page. Thought that it may be the dry dock at Greenock?

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Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #1 on: Mar 24, 2009, 11:28 PM »
Lady In Red !

Offline Chris

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2009, 04:16 AM »
Almost looks like military night-vision!
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Offline Andy F

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2009, 02:21 PM »
and possibly the earliest image of QE2 sporting the now familiar red funnel lol!
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 11, 2009, 03:36 AM »
lol good call Andy!
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Offline Waverley

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #5 on: Jul 26, 2009, 12:24 PM »
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


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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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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #6 on: Dec 14, 2009, 11:21 AM »
A nice shot taken from the train passing Inchgreen Drydock with QE2 resident. The tanker in the background is British Argosy - she is alongside the tank cleaning berth in the Great Harbour. The photographer was of the opinion at the time that the tanker was waiting for the dry dock to be vacated.

The shot is a wee bit grainy but it looked to be a bit of a grey day (in Greenock? Surely not!!  ;))

Photo reproduced with kind permission of Peter Somerville.

Hope it is of some interest - just wish I had been able to take some of my own but by the time I arrived on the planet QE2 had been in service for 2 years!!

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Offline Bob C.

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #7 on: Dec 14, 2009, 04:27 PM »
An outstanding and historic photo.  Thanks for posting!

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Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #8 on: Dec 14, 2009, 07:07 PM »
Oh my!!!  Brand new QE2!  In colour!!  ;D  This will be Late 68 ?

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Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #9 on: Dec 14, 2009, 07:12 PM »
Pin-Up material...     *love*       :P

Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #10 on: Dec 14, 2009, 11:47 PM »
And taken from a moving train no less.  Excellent photography skills!

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Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #11 on: Jan 01, 2010, 11:21 PM »
Gav,

What a picture!!  You really can feel the history ouzing (not certain on spelling!) out of the colours.  Fantastic, thanks for posting.

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Offline Andrew Collier

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #12 on: Feb 11, 2010, 09:15 PM »
The shot captures so much anticipation, ship looking indescribably exciting and so close to being ready to go, wow!

Thanks for sharing :-D
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Offline Fairfield

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #13 on: Feb 15, 2010, 10:38 AM »
Some shots kindly given to me by Jim Orr of her passage to the Inchgreen Drydock on November 19 1968.
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Offline Alistair

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #14 on: Feb 19, 2010, 01:42 PM »
Wow!   These pics were probably taken about half an hour after she passed me on the other side of the river at Dalmuir. Nice to see some photographic record of that day!

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