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05.02.24 – Thinking of Sunnier Times (Part 2)!After last night’s blustery weather, what better way to start your Monday than to think of sunnier summer days. Enjoy these fantastic shots of TS Queen Mary being towed to Glasgow on 28th June 2019, taken by Kevan McNeil from Tug Battler.Friends of TS Queen Mary@followers #mondaymotivation #shipping #engineering See MoreSee Less
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22.01.24 – Thinking of Sunnier Times!With all the recent cold and stormy weather, enjoy this delightful shot of TS Queen Mary from May 1977, during her final sailing season, taken by Richard Orr. The cruise formed part of a sailing programme from Caledonian MacBrayne which celebrated Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee year. Friends of TS Queen Mary@followers #mondaymotivation #ship #engineering See MoreSee Less
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05.01.24 – From Above…and Beyond!We are delighted to report that Marine Projects Scotland Ltd has made excellent progress over the festive period on TS Queen Mary’s new steel boat deck. A detailed update will be posted here next week. In the meantime, please enjoy the latest drone photo, kindly provided by our Project Manager, Peter Breslin.Friends of TS Queen Mary@followers#maritime #photooftheday #engineeringlife #glasgowlive See MoreSee Less
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26.12.23 – Boat Deck Update: 55% Down and 45% To Go!Marine Projects Scotland Ltd continues to make excellent progress on TS Queen Mary’s steel decks, with work on the boat deck having reached midships and 55% of the plates now in place.As work progresses forward the ship’s beams are inspected and prepared for the new steel. Localised repairs to the beams are undertaken as required.At this stage the plates are being tack-welded to the beams and held securely in place with brackets, in readiness for full penetrative welding (which will start early in January).Timber removal is also progressing well, with this particular job always scheduled to be one step ahead of the steelwork. Away from the ship various test welded plates have been sent for destructive testing (prior to full penetrative welding starting) and Seaglaze Marine Windows Ltd have completed the prototype (i.e. pre-manufacture) extrusions for Queen Mary’s new promenade deck windows. In today’s photos (provided courtesy of Marine Projects Scotland Ltd) you can see:– The new steel deck (looking forward and aft)– Brackets holding the deck in place (pending full pen welding)– The midship beams being inspected and repaired– An example of frame corrosion (where repairs are required)– Ongoing timber removalFrom everyone at Friends of TS Queen Mary, have a wonderful Boxing Day! Friends of TS Queen Mary#maritime #EngineeringLife #photooftheday @followers See MoreSee Less
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24.12.23 – Merry Christmas from TS Queen Mary!The Trustees wish all of our supporters, corporate partners and our wonderful team of volunteers, a very merry Christmas! Our grateful thanks and best wishes also go to Peter Breslin and his team at Marine Projects Scotland Ltd who are undertaking this current phase of Queen Mary’s restoration at Govan Docks.Friends of TS Queen Mary See MoreSee Less
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04.12.23 – Sights of the 60sTo brighten up your Monday, today’s post will take us back to the 1960s to view some of the sights on the River Clyde, as seen from TS Queen Mary II. Covering the decade, these wonderful images have been provided courtesy of our Charity Associate, Mr Richard Orr.Friends of TS Queen Mary See MoreSee Less
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45 full size plates will be fitted to Queen Mary’s boat deck, and the team have now prepared and laid almost 30% of them. On current timelines the boat deck should be fully completed by the end of January!#photogram #marine #engineering #followforfollowback See MoreSee Less
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09.11.23 – Boat Deck: 1/3 Down and 2/3 To Go!Marine Projects Scotland Ltd continues to make excellent progress with TS Queen Mary’s steel decks. Overall 45 full size plates will be fitted to Queen Mary’s boat deck, and the team have now prepared and laid almost 30% of them. On current timelines the boat deck should be fully completed by the end of January.As work progresses from aft to forward the ship’s transverse beams are carefully inspected and prepared for the new steel. Repairs to the beams are also undertaken as required (albeit they generally are in excellent condition). At this stage the plates are being tack-welded in place, and the joins taped up in readiness for full penetrative welding (which will be starting in the very near future). The ship’s old margin plates are being cropped out as they were found to be in a variable condition. The new steel deck therefore will span Queen Mary’s entire width and connect directly to the ship’s sides.Once the next batch of plates are in place the team will start applying a top coat (leaving a strip along the areas that will be welded).The old temporary wooden bulkhead at the aft end of the promenade deck has been removed, and in due course this will be replaced by a new steel bulkhead.In today’s photos (provided courtesy of Marine Projects Scotland Ltd) you can see:– A boat deck plate being lifted into position – Work underway on cleaning and preparing the beams– An example of frame corrosion (where repairs are required)– An area where the ship’s margin plate has been cropped– A plate being fitted to the gap between the main plates and the ship’s side (to replace the old margin plate).Friends of TS Queen Mary#marine #engineering #photooftheday See MoreSee Less
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16.11.23 – First Boat Deck Plates on TS Queen MaryWe are delighted to update you that the first deck plates have been laid on TS Queen Mary’s boat deck. The plates were supplied by Tata Steel UK, shot blasted and primed at Clyde Corrosion Control Ltd and finally delivered to Govan Dock. Over the last three weeks:– The plates have been bevelled and prepared – The transverse beams have been inspected and prepared for the new steel (where the timber deck has been lifted)– Temporary stiffening has been added to the longitudinal stiffeners.In the last few days, the passenger access hatch (which ran down to the prom deck) has been removed, and the first sections of deck have been craned aboard and tack-welded in place. The joins have been taped up in readiness for full penetrative welding in the very near future. The aft of the boat deck has been encapsulated (in order to allow work to progress in all weathers) and the removal of the next section of timber deck is underway. In today’s photos (provided courtesy of Marine Projects Scotland Ltd) you can see the first plates being fitted, various shots of the first section of deck that has been laid, the removal of the old hatch and the installation of the new encapsulation.FOTSQM#marine #engineering #photooftheday See MoreSee Less
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