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
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The Croxton outrage by G. H. Davis
One of several German attacks on North Sea fishing trawlers, later countered by arming them: the Croxton outrage. How the unarmed Croxton was machine-gunned and bombed until she sank. The Germans used a favourite manoeuvre, explained in the diagram inset (top right), in this infamous attack.
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