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Queen Mary 2

This article includes photographs of the Queen Mary 2 from 2004 on her first tour and some from the visit to Greenock in 2011. Scroll down to see.

South Queensferry 13th July 2004

There has been significant interest in my photographs of the recent visit of the MS Queen Elizabeth to the Forth Estuary near South Queensferry, so I dug deep into my archives and found these images of the visit of the Cunard RMS Queen Mary 2 to almost the same spot on the 13th July 2004. At 151,400 GRT, QM2 is the largest ocean liner ever. The other Cunard Queens, the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria are around 90,000 GRT. (Apparently MS is an abbreviation for Motor Ship while RMS is an abbreviation for Royal Mail Ship.) Read more

The Tall Ships Race Parade of Sail

Following the RAF Red Arrows display, the 57 participating Tall Ships set out from Greenock, one by one, surrounded by a flotilla of local vessels down the Firth of Clyde towards their destination on the next stage.

They were not racing at this point and different Tall Ships were to call in at Campbeltown, Oban and Ullapool en route to Lerwick. Read more

The Royal Air Force Red Arrows at Greenock Tall Ships Race

Update (20 August 2011): I note with great sadness that one of the Red Arrows crashed at Bournemouth Air Festival and that the pilot Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging tragically lost his life. I salute the courage and bravery of all the armed services including the RAF. The RAF Red Arrows have brought pleasure to many over many years on this sad day and I express my condolences to the family, friends and the Red Arrows team.

The finale to the Greenock Tall Ships Race event took place prior to the ships setting out on the “Parade of Sail”. Read more