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.
Dundee Courier – Thursday 27 September 1934
Image © D.C.Thomson & Co. Ltd. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.
Western Gazette – Friday 28 September 1934
Image © Local World Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.