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TS Queen Mary during her "Wilderness Years" : 1978 - 1987

 LANGUISHING AT EAST INDIA HARBOUR, GREENOCK


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Above : Queen Mary laid-up at Greenock. picture by kind courtesy of Kenny Whyte
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Above : Her first winter of lay-up, alongside the car-ferry MV Suilven at Greenock. Photo by kind courtesy of Kenneth Whyte

Above : 1978 - her first summer season out of service. Photo by kind courtesy of Kevin Hoggett
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Above : Queen Mary laid up at Greenock in 1981.
Photograph by Dave Souza posted on Wikipedia  Original source


Displayed under the Creative Commons 2.5 terms for use as approved by the photographer when displayed on the Wikipedia website. Not to be further copied unless terms on the CC 2.5 are complied with. Many thanks to Mr Souza for making the photo available.

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Above : Views supplied by courtesy of Robert McLuckie

Above : The lions rampant were removed from the funnels at Lamont's yard.  Photo courtesy of Kenny Whyte
LEAVING THE CLYDE FOR THE LAST TIME
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Above : Queen Mary about to leave Greenock for London. Photo by kind courtesy of Kenneth Whyte.


AT KING GEORGE V DOCK LONDON AFTER BEING SOLD TO TESRIGHT LTD


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Above : A view kindly supplied by John Jones


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Above : Another view from John Jones


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Above : John Jones also photographed QM with Bournemouth Queen (later Queen of Scots, Rochester Queen) alongside



Above : Queen Mary's wheelhouse as it remained during her period of lay-up in London. Many thanks to Kenneth Whyte for this photo.


GETTING READY FOR A NEW ROLE


Queen Mary was sold to Bass-Charrington (Toby Restaurants Division) in 1987 as a long-awaited replacement for PS Caledonia which was lost to fire in 1980 and for the other Clyde turbine steamer King George V, the original choice to replace her, until she succumbed to fire during her refit at Cardiff.


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Above : Before she arrived at London .............
Queen Mary was fitted out at Chatham.
Photo by Chris Allen taken on 24th July 1988
Displayed on this site by Mr Allen's kind publication on the geograph website under the Creative Commons 2.0 Licence :  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/


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