Join Sandy Weir on ‘ The Scots Connection ‘ on Thur 24th May from 8-10 where his studio guest will be Ian Quinn – into to chat about the TS Queen Mary and Steamers of the Clyde and stories of the Clyde and its history .
S Queen Mary is a retired Clyde steamer launched in 1933 and now being preserved as a museum ship. She was built at the William Denny shipyard at Dumbarton for Williamson-Buchanan Steamers. The 871 gross registered ton steamer was powered by three direct drive steam turbines, and carried 2,086 passengers making her the largest (though not the longest) excursion turbine on the River Clyde.
In October 2015 Friends of TS Queen Mary purchased the ship and on 1 September 2016, following a successful campaign to raise money to repair and repaint the ship’s hull, Queen Mary was towed into the adjacent Garvel Drydock. A complete repaint of the hull, and structural repairs were made to the ship throughout the course of a month. On 1 October 2016 Queen Mary returned to James Watt Dock. The ship’s funnels were repainted white in October, and on 9 November 2016 Queen Mary left James Watt Dock under tow for Glasgow on what would be her first visit to the city since 1977. The ship is now berthed at the entrance of Princes’ Dock beside the Glasgow Science Centre
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