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The Launch of the Queen Mary – Clydebank, 26 September 1934

On 26 September 1934, RMS Queen Mary (aka ‘Hull Number 534’) was launched on the River Clyde by HM the Queen Mary..

The newspapers report that 250,000 people turned up to watch the launch, which took place at a rainy John Brown Shipyard in Clydebank.

To mark the historic day, here are some photos of the ship’s launch and also a newspaper report about the launch.

historical newspaper story about The Launch of the Queen Mary

historical newspaper story about The Launch of the Queen Mary

historical newspaper story about The Launch of the Queen Mary

Dundee Courier – Thursday 27 September 1934

Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000564/19340927/111/0008

historical newspaper story about The Launch of the Queen Mary

Western Gazette – Friday 28 September 1934

Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000407/19340928/126/0016

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