Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Inauspicious Career Ending for Clydebank Lassie

The launch of the Queen Elizabeth 2, popularly known as the QE2, at Clydebank on 20 September 1967.

It is amazing to think that only 40 years ago they built big ships in Clydebank. Changed days indeed. I can remember watching the launch of the QE2 on a grainy black and white television in our classroom at New Gilston Primary School (school population about 25). It is rather sad that she ran aground on her last voyage.

The QE2 has had some great adventures since then. Now she is heading off into semi retirement. Good luck with your new career in sunny Dubai.
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Lilly said...

Gosh yes it is kind of sad. Although how could you complain about having a new career in Dubai?Its the Brittania thats docked in Edinburgh isnt it? I should know I did a tour of it and found it awfully fascinating. The Queen had her own little room with single bed and study and Phillip has his. The only room wiht a double bed was Charles and Dianas. Another life really isnt it?

Colin Campbell said...

I was interested to note that an 89 year old American has been living on the QE2 for the last few years. Only $3,500 a month.

CherryPie said...

There are certainly some fascinating facts listed.

Anonymous said...


I was at the launch of the QE2. I had just turned 8 and was on the Waverley paddle steamer. We got wet when the big ship hit the water.

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