Dry Dock Diary – Part 10 – 24th June

Work continues apace alongside the Garvel Clyde lay-by berth.

(1) Small areas not blasted were picked up with manual discing over the weekend, and the ship actively ventilated and dried

(2) Painting of the external structures is complete, with the following now fully prepped and coated:

– Funnels (buff and black)
– Captain’s Cabin (teak brown)
– Aft stairwell hatch (teak brown)
– Foredeck bulwark (teak brown)

(3) Spraying of all of the internal spaces is progressing well, with the following areas now complete (the photos have full descriptions in file names):

– Boiler room
– Main stairwell
– Turbine room
– Shaft space
– Observation gallery (prom deck aft)
– Firth Lounge (main deck aft)
– Queen’s Restaurant (main deck fwd)
– Crew quarters (lower deck)
– Saloon (prom deck forward)

The coating being used on TS Queen Mary is Interguard 800, which has excellent anti-corrosive qualities. The recent UHP blasting, coupled with the new coatings, will help to preserve the ship’s steelwork. Top coatings will be applied by volunteers over the summer.

Captain Mark Yeomans was again on hand to help project manage the work and – as you can see in three photos – he was suitably impressed with the quality of the paintwork.

Tomorrow spraying work continues, along with minor glazing repairs.