HRH The Princess Royal Announces TS Queen Mary will Sail Again

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buy cheap priligy uk http://clublaptop.co.uk/online-seo-directory/574/speedy-canvas-prints/ TS Queen Mary is a British icon.

She was built in 1933 by the world famous shipyard William Denny and Brothers, for Williamson Buchanan Steamers. The 252 ft “pocket liner” is the original “Queen Mary”, giving up her name in 1934 in deference to Cunard’s new liner (becoming TS Queen Mary II) before reclaiming it in 1976.

She is the largest and most luxurious steamship ever built to serve Glasgow and the west of Scotland, and in that role she carried 13,000 passengers each week. During WW2 she maintained lifeline services on the Clyde. She carried Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), Her Majesty The Queen (then the Princess Elizabeth), the Princess Margaret and Mrs Eleanor Roosevelt.

After her retirement she was relocated to London and served the community there from 1987 until 2009.
She is now the last of her kind in the world and is listed in the Core 40 fleet of the UK’s National Historic Ship register, as a ship of national pre-eminence.

Since taking ownership in 2015, the Charity has raised and invested almost £3M GBP of a £6M GBP target. Our vision is to restore TS Queen Mary and re-open her at Glasgow Science Centre, as a heritage destination and education/training centre, where an estimated 150,000 people each year will visit her.

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We invite you to be a part of our exciting restoration campaign – the most significant redevelopment of TS Queen Mary in her history. With your help we will have a Queen fit for the 21st century. Her iconic status and heritage will be preserved, but she will be repurposed for contemporary roles that will ensure she is part of Britain’s cultural and economic fabric for years to come. Your gifts will enable and inspire: innovation, apprenticeships, economic growth, education, heritage preservation and tourism. Your engagement and commitment as donors will be pivotal.

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18.05.22 - Scale and PerspectiveLast week our talented interior designer, Elysia Dyson (of WDC Creative) was asked to deliver a presentation on a passion project. Of course, she chose TS Queen Mary!Elysia created an amazing rendering showing - for scale and context - how TS Queen Mary would look in Manchester's Stevensons Square. The answer is - drum roll - pretty big!Our thanks to Jason West and the team at WDC Creative for allowing us to share the image.FOTSQM ... See MoreSee Less
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23.04.22 - Sam Neill OBE is Queen Mary’s Commonwealth Patron We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the world-famous actor, Sam Neill OBE, has become the Charity’s Commonwealth Patron.Now a resident of New Zealand, Sam Neill was born and raised in Northern Ireland, itself a major shipbuilding hub. In his new role as Commonwealth Patron, he will "fly the flag" for TS Queen Mary in these overseas territories. Mr Neill's glittering career has seen him take starring roles in Peaky Blinders, The Hunt for Red October, The Piano, the Thor franchise and - of course - Jurassic Park. He will be reprising his role as Dr Alan Grant in this summer's blockbuster, "Jurassic World: Dominion". As a ship enthusiast - he is the proud owner of a magnificent model of TSS Earnslaw - and also having an interest in Scotland, Mr Neill was excited to learn all about the plans for TS Queen Mary, and very graciously agreed to formally support the Charity. Iain Sim, Chairman of Friends of TS Queen Mary, says:"Following The Princess Royal's announcement that TS Queen Mary is to sail again, we are thrilled that Sam Neill has agreed to be our Commonwealth Patron. Sam is undoubtedly a Hollywood legend, and to have his backing gives a massive boost to the project". Robbie Coltrane OBE (Patron) says:"Sam and I have been friends for years, so I am truly delighted that he is supporting my beloved Queen Mary in this way. It just goes to show the global appeal that this beautiful Clydebuilt ship has".A spokesperson for Sam Neil OBE, says:"Sam is very happy to accept the offer to become the Charity's Commonwealth Patron. He loves ships and knows that the Queen Mary has a particularly rich history. He hopes the stars will align so that he can visit her, especially for her rededication cruise when all of the work is finished".FOTSQM ... See MoreSee Less
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21.04.22 – TS Queen Mary Design Work (Aug 2018 to May 2019) Many of you have been in touch with questions about the technical plans for TS Queen Mary’s return to service. Over a series of posts we will outline the process that we have worked through. This will be distilled, as it has involved sifting 1,815 emails, and the notes of over 1,000 meetings and calls …! By August 2018 the demolition work aboard TS Queen Mary was well advanced. The time had come to engage a marine consultancy to work on what was anticipated to be a static restoration. By the end of August we had a scope of work covering: (1) Vessel Stability TS Queen Mary would be inclined (and a weights on/off log introduced) in order to re-verify her stability. (2) Hull Survey Ultrasonic thickness measurements (UTM) had been carried out on the hull, in 2016, but these had not included the side shell above the waterline. Accordingly, a comprehensive UTM side shell survey would be instructed, and a full structural survey would be carried out. (3) Repair Specification and Procedures As TS Queen Mary is of a riveted construction, the repair methodology would require careful consideration: - Locations for steel replacement would be marked out- Guidance on procedures and methodology would be provided- Guidance on the materials to be used would be provided- Repair procedures would be produced. (4) Operational Risk Assessment An operational risk assessment would be undertaken, and this would include a collision and impact assessment (together with damage stability) and a fire safety assessment. It also would involve reviewing TS Queen Mary’s evacuation routes, her permanent moorings and access arrangements for those with reduced mobility. In September 2018, the Trustees were asked to explore the feasibility of returning TS Queen Mary to service, and so our marine consultants started work on a “roadmap”. Initially, discussions centred on TS Queen Mary’s planned passenger capacity, crewing requirements, intended areas of operation, on board facilities, desired service speed, machinery, steelwork renewals and the regulations that she would need to comply with. Following an extensive search, no useful original technical drawings could be found, and so it was clear that we would need to create a new suite of plans afresh. For the structural drawings, the decision was made to laser scan the ship and then use that data to build a 3D model, from which the plans could be extracted. A number of project partners were identified for specific aspects of the design work, namely systems design (including propulsion options) electrical design and interior design. This work eventually would start in January 2020. In October 2018 two surveyors from the class society, Bureau Veritas (BV), visited TS Queen Mary to conduct an in-water survey. The results were encouraging and so it was agreed that TS Queen Mary would be dry docked for a full class survey, in June 2019 At the same time the ship would be laser scanned (so that the 3D model could be built) and every plate and transverse beam would be ultrasonically tested, in order to establish their condition. At this point BAE Systems very kindly offered to assist with the UTM work, on the above waterline plates. 2018 culminated with the Charity formally contracting with BV. Moving into January 2019, a proposed General Arrangement drawing was produced, and various discussions were taken forward with BV. In particular, these focused on the extent of the double-bottom that would need to be fitted to TS Queen Mary, and also the requirement for steel decks. It was known that a steel deck would be required at main deck level (i.e. above the ship’s engine room) but there was some discussion around the possibility of retaining the ship’s timber decks (at boat and promenade deck levels) by agreeing a so-called ADA (“alternative design arrangement”) with BV. This option – however – was quickly rejected in favour of lifting all of the timber decks and instating full steel decks throughout. By February 2019, our marine consultants had scoped a programme of engineering works that would take the project to a gateway at which a decision could be made as to whether to continue to pursue the return to service option, or to revert to the original plan of static operation. The first task was to undertake an incline of TS Queen Mary (in March 2019) in order to measure her stability. This involved moving IBC drums (filled with 6 metric tonnes of water) from one side of the ship to the other, in order to heel (i.e. tilt) her. As TS Queen Mary naturally has a slight port side list, IBCs were located on the ship’s lower deck and filled with water, so that she started from a zero heel. A dry dock scope was created and put out for pricing. The Charity decided to take the opportunity of the time in dry dock both to ultra-high pressure blast TS Queen Mary’s upper works and her internal spaces, and to re-paint her from top to bottom. As some of you know, TS Queen Mary has a significant amount of concrete (of up to 800mm thick) in her engine room spaces. A specialist contractor inspected the ship, at the Science Centre, with a view to having this removed when she docked down. However, the view was that it would be far more cost effective to remove the plates in these areas and insert new steelwork. Over the course of April and May: - The remaining debris on the lower deck was removed- Selman Marine started the UTM testing of the above waterline areas (with assistance from BAE Systems)- TS Queen Mary passed her pre-tow survey (conducted by A Adamson & Co)- The contract for the dry docking was issued- Bureau Veritas was engaged to undertake a full survey- The MCA was engaged to attend. TS Queen Mary’s journey to and from dry dock (and the work carried out on her) was extensively documented on this page in June and July 2019. Our next post on this phase of the project will focus on the naval architecture work undertaken between June 2019 and December 2019. Finally – and since it is also a “Throwback Thursday” – enjoy today’s previously unseen photograph of TS Queen Mary being re-boilered, in 1957 (from the Richard Orr Collection).FOTSQM ... See MoreSee Less
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