Author Topic: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)  (Read 39417 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Fairfield

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #15 on: Feb 19, 2010, 10:33 PM »
A couple more from Jim for good measure...........
Paul Strathdee

Offline Waverley

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #16 on: Aug 29, 2010, 11:14 PM »
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

See also video on You Tube


Quote
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

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #17 on: Aug 30, 2010, 09:57 AM »
'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 »

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #18 on: Aug 30, 2010, 09:20 PM »
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 »
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
www.qe2event.com

Offline Fairfield

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #19 on: Sep 08, 2010, 12:57 PM »
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 »
Paul Strathdee

PG4U

  • Guest
Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #20 on: Oct 02, 2010, 10:52 AM »
Hello
I have a few images like this which were taken in the Inch Green dock - not sure if they will be of any interest to you or not.
I am really looking for some confirmation that they are indeed the QE2 and any other details about her time spent in the dry dock.

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #21 on: Oct 02, 2010, 11:05 AM »
Hello and Welcome PG4U!
Good to have you join us.

That's a great shot
And a good bit of hull is availabe for us to see beneath the waterline
It's got to be QE2 hasn't it?
Others who are much more knowledgeable will help!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,2388.0.html
Thank you for posting.
Rosie
« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2010, 11:08 AM by Twynkle »

Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #22 on: Oct 02, 2010, 12:17 PM »
Hello
I have a few images like this which were taken in the Inch Green dock - not sure if they will be of any interest to you or not.
I am really looking for some confirmation that they are indeed the QE2 and any other details about her time spent in the dry dock.

Welcome, PG4U! And you come with a viewing of pictures of our favourite ship at a time when few of us were lucky enough to have known her. A great way to arrive -- thank you!

This is indeed QE2 -- and if you click on the picture to view it in larger size, you will see her name already written up on the bow.

I agree with Rosie (Twynkle) -- it is quite amazing to realise once again how much of her is under the waterline... for privileged eyes, and on special occasions, only...

Looking forward to the next ones!
« Last Edit: Oct 02, 2010, 12:19 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

PG4U

  • Guest
Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #23 on: Oct 02, 2010, 02:52 PM »
Thank you for the warm welcome!
I had noticed the name on her but with image manipulation being what it is............
These images were actually taken for the crane hire company who were employed at the time hence the
MacWilliam copyright I have added on them.
The other images will be added to my web site soon and I will let you know when this happens.

Offline Bob C.

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #24 on: Oct 04, 2010, 01:56 AM »
Great photo PG4U.  Can't wait to see the others!

Online Rob Lightbody

  • Administrator
  • Queens Grill Diner
  • *****
  • Posts: 12250
  • Total likes: 15623
  • Helping to Keep The Legend Alive
    • Rob Lightbody dot com
Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #25 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:42 PM »
Absolutely AWESOME.  Thanks so much!!
Passionate about QE2's service life for 40 years and creator of this website.  I have worked in IT for 28 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #26 on: Oct 08, 2010, 09:45 PM »
Thank you very much PG4U from me, too

These photographs are superb, and do great justice to those guys on the cranes as well as the dockyard workers below.
Please could you convey thanks too, to Mr Craig MacWilliam.
It's generous of you both - and much appreciated.
Rosie
 

PG4U

  • Guest
Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #27 on: Oct 11, 2010, 01:14 PM »
Glad you enjoyed the photographs - I will pass along your thanks to Mr MacWilliam

Offline CAP

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #28 on: Feb 06, 2011, 02:42 PM »
A colleague of mine passed me a couple of his railway collection  DVD's to look at as they had some footage of QE and QE2.  There is about a six minute piece on QE2 and in full colour, showing her launch and subsequent ushering into the fitting out basin.  It also shows her completed ready for her first voyage, and whoever took the movie was there to see her moving out on the voyage.  There is little commentary but what there is suggests that she was embarking on her sea trials but this was cut short and the ship returned to dock.  QE2 is clearly seen being swung around to enter the dry-dock but there appears to be loss of control and she hits the dockwall.  There is no footage of the damage done but the impact was quite substantial and the ship effectively "bounces" of the quayside.  I've checked around and can find no further information about this incident, I did see a BBC newscast with Richard Baker showing the arrival at the dock but significantly tthe incident was edited out! 

I'm intrigued to find out more about this incident.

Offline Bob C.

Re: QE2 Inchgreen Dry Dock: 1968 (photos and film)
« Reply #29 on: Feb 06, 2011, 04:17 PM »
Are these DVD's copyrighted? Can you post a link?  This would be very interesting to watch, especially the "bounces".

 

Early Photos of QE2

Started by Rob LightbodyBoard 1969 and the 1970s

Replies: 14
Views: 3840
Last post Sep 07, 2017, 01:59 PM
by pete cain
Photos from the final eastbound transatlantic crossing, 16-22 October 2008

Started by Brian BaumBoard QE2's Final Season and Final Voyage (2007/2008)

Replies: 17
Views: 3089
Last post Jun 11, 2019, 08:37 PM
by Thomas Hypher
Crash with pier at Cherbourg (27/10/1974) & dry dock in Rotterdam

Started by down under CharlesBoard 1969 and the 1970s

Replies: 40
Views: 16262
Last post Jan 28, 2017, 09:41 AM
by Rob Lightbody
My time on the QE2 Acceptance Trial, 23 December 1968 to 2 January 1969

Started by Pat NewmanBoard Passenger & Enthusiast Memories

Replies: 4
Views: 1450
Last post Sep 01, 2020, 05:15 PM
by Pat Newman
QE2 build photos

Started by WaverleyBoard QE2 build photos

Replies: 95
Views: 79395
Last post Nov 25, 2020, 10:19 AM
by David Risley