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Queen Mary

Two photographs of Queen Mary II taken 25th January 2010, after her arrival in Tilbury Docks, kindly supplied by John Kelly
The most recent photograph I can find shows her still at Tilbury Docks on the 4th November 2012 here  (need to scroll down a page)
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Off Greenock on way to her trials in 1933
(Postcard produced by Porteous Bookshop) 

Off Greenock as Queen Mary II
At the end of the war leaving Dunoon1951 in the Kyles of Bute flying the BTC houseflag
1954-56 condition off Anderston Quay with Lairdsloch behind and a “Royal” ahead at Stobcross (Richard Orr) 

Looking regal as she arrives at Rothesay (Richard Orr)
A “Royal Queen” leaving Rothesay 
(8/9/1956 Richard Orr)

The Mary at the wharf – first appearance with large funnel (22/5/57 Richard Orr)
First day in service with new funnel
Off Braehead power station from Caledonia (23/5/57 Richard Orr)

Passing Donald’s Quay light, Bowling 1962
In Rothesay bay (Richard Orr)

Classic Rothesay 1961
Dodging the yacht off Battery Place, Rothesay (Richard Orr)

On her way home to Glasgow 
Passing the Gantocks 1961
Puffer Ardfern shows the Mary how its done!
Off Renfrew in 1967 with lion on funnel

Past and future at Rothesay – alongside with Glen Sannox. Much has changed at Rothesay pier.
Two 1930’s Denny’s ships with Countess of Kempock at Gourock 1977The Mary and the commercial postcard went well together and many were collected. A favourite card shows a packed Queen Mary arriving at a favourite playground, Dunoon Pier 

1960 at Bridge Wharf in 1957 – 64 condition on 3/9/60A favoured angle on the Mary showing
her stern to good advantage 1961

Photographs from Richard Orr have been identified and the rest are from the Edward Quinn and Iain Quinn collections.
Many thanks to the photographers for allowing their photographs to be used.

T.S. Queen Mary – Key Milestones  has been prepared by Iain Quinn

Click on links below for: 

Friends of Queen Mary  a new group with the objective of trying to bring Queen Mary back to the Clyde
Further Information about Williamson-Buchanan Steamers
More information on Queen Mary at Wikipedia
The tug Pullwell Delta is mentioned in Iain Quinn,s notes as towing Queen Mary to London: Judging by year of build, this is likely to be an image of that tug which also towed the Caledonian Princess to Newcastle for conversion to a leisure complex.