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Doon the water (River Clyde)

As a 22 year old in 1967 I witnessed the launch of the QE2 from the roof of 109 Department of
Singers Sewing Machine Factory. Unfortunately neither John Brown & Co. Shipyard nor Singers
have survived as long as the QE2 after the launch.

On the 20th of September 2007 40 years after the launch she arrived in Greenock to celebrate the
occasion. I was glad I had the foresight to book ahead a trip down the River Clyde from the Science
Centre Quay Glasgow to see her. Two ships the PS Waverley & the MV Balmoral sail from this Quay
in the summer.

To find out which Ship the timetable and destination look up
The weather wasn't best but I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the MV Balmoral and recommend that
that you give it a try I intend to book the Waverley next year to go further afield.

MV Balmoral  at Science Centre Quay


MV Balmoral  at Science Centre Quay


River Clyde


River Clyde & BBC Centre


MV Balmoral


MV Balmoral  at Science Centre Quay


Glen Lee Tall Ship


Partick Glasgow


Ex Barclay Curle shipyard


HMS Daring


Titan Crane & Clydebank College


John Brown shipyard




Henry Bell Monument


Remains of Dunglass Castle


Dumbarton Rock


Dumbarton Castle


Approaching Greenock


Greenock Ocean Terminal


QE2 at Greenock Ocean Terminal


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All Photographs on this site are copyright of James Barclay 11/11/2007