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Clydebank Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 37 pictures in our Clydebank collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

R.M.S. 'Queen Mary' under construction, 1934 Featured Print

R.M.S. 'Queen Mary' under construction, 1934

Photograph of 'Queen Mary', then known as '534', under construction at John Brown's shipyard, Clydebank. Work on the massive liner had been halted between 1931 and 1934 due to lack of funds, but the merger of Cunard and White Star Line and a nine-and-a-half million pound government loan saved the vessel. She was launched in September 1934 by Queen Mary.

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

'Queen Mary' Ocean Liner to Greenock, Inverclyde Featured Print

'Queen Mary' Ocean Liner to Greenock, Inverclyde

'Queen Mary' set out on its first voyage, from Clydebank where her interior was fitted out, down the river Clyde to Greenock Scotland, escorted by tugs to the sea. Described as "the most dangerous voyage" the 'Queen Mary' was likely ever to have to make. Months and months of careful dredging and channel-widening had been necessary before the 'Queen Mary' could set out on her first journey down river to the sea. In spite of all the work that had been done the clearance between keel and river-bed was in some places only 4 feet. Date: March 1936

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Queen Mary Ocean Liner crisis stops work Featured Print

Queen Mary Ocean Liner crisis stops work

'Tragedy comes to Clydeside'. On 10th December 1931, almost exactly a year after signing of the contract for the construction of 'Hull Number 534', know as 'Queen Mary' Ocean Liner, the board of the Cunard Company wrote to the shareholders notifying them that the directors have reluctantly decided that it is necessary to suspend the construction of the vessel pending some changes in prospects. The Cunard Company tried to secure financial backing from banks and business, with unsuccess. Finally obtaining a loan from the British Government, in 1934, one condition was that Cunard would merge with the White Star Line, 'Hull Number 552' which became Queen Elizabeth, Cunard's chief British rival at the time and also had been forced by the depression to cancel construction on its Oceanic. Date: 1931

© Mary Evans Picture Library