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Greenock [Glasgow] - 20 Sep 2007

20 Sept 2007 - 40 years to the day of QE2's Launch at John Brown's Shipyard - hear the 40 sec blast & Capt Ian McNaught's speech prior to departure. Titan Clydebank, Red Arrows over QE2.

 
Titan Clydebank
Sep 20, 2007

All that remains of QE2's "birthplace", along with the out-fitting basin - John Brown's Shipyard, once part of the largest shipbuilding group in the World.
The Titan Crane is 100 years old, the oldest of the 5 Titans on the Clyde, 150ft high and 150 tons [In 1938 it was upgraded to be able to lift 200 tons]. Well worth a visit.
Official website http://www.titanclydebank.com
Please also watch my video clip of a pan from the top http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6e5Lk96d6U

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Early Morning at Greenock - 20 Sep 2007
Sep 22, 2007

Early morning in Greenock. Many people lined the shores as we sailed up the Clyde but it was too dark for photos; many flashes were going off ashore. Views aboard QE2, tugs assisting berthing and of Clydeport and surrounds between 06:30 - 06:50 and 09:20 - 09:30 20 September 2007
WARRIOR III 227gt Tug 1975 Ireland
SVITZER MALLAIG 385gt Tug 2005 United Kingdom
Clydeport Harbour Master Launch
See movie clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyvncm58MlU

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QE2 at Greenock & Waving Boats - 20 Sep 2007
Sep 20, 2007

Parts of QE2 from the quay and various views during the day of some of the many excusrion boats, sailing vessels and others which sailed to view QE2.
BALMORAL 735gt Passenger Ship 1949 United Kingdom
http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/history.htm
Clyde Marine's mv ROVER http://www.clydecruises.com/boat-tours/west-coast-cruise-2010/mv-rover.aspx
RMAS ADAMANT A232 [since 4/08 SD ADAMANT 10/10 CARDIGAN BAY] 134gt Crewboat 1992 United Kingdom
RMAS SALMOOR A185
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMAS_Salmoor_%28A185%29
TORCH 135gt Crane Ship 1994 United Kingdom
SATURN 899gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1978 United Kingdom
POMMERN 2061gt General Cargo Ship 1994 Antigua and Barbuda
See movie clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxoc2TLddo4
The 40 sec blast at 14:28 40 years to the minutes of QE2's launch at John Brown's Shipyard http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzN_fZ_3Bes
Watch the Red Arrows display over the Clyde and QE2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTxiGdaOmc

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Greenock Departure - 20 Sep 2007
Sep 20, 2007

Aboard QE2 departing Greenock. We sailed from Greenock to cheering crowds and were escorted down the Clyde by many boats of all types for an hour or more. The final photos are taken through the cabin porthole getting ready for dinner - 20 Sep 2007
BALMORAL 735gt Passenger Ship 1949 United Kingdom
http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/history.htm
RMAS ADAMANT A232 [since 4/08 SD ADAMANT 10/10 CARDIGAN BAY] 134gt Crewboat 1992 United Kingdom
SATURN 899gt Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship 1978 United Kingdom
Clyde Puffer VIC 27 VITAL SPARK from the Inverary Maritime Museum
http://www.inveraraypier.com/puffer.html
Movie Clips
Capt Ian McNaught's Speech prior to departure http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbrdBZv-Srw
Clyde departure Pt I http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIl-14GrPFg
Part II http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BoIb9W5Hys
Part III http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0YRBZQE5go
Part IV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH0TEbLvsYw

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