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Friends of TS Queen Mary

Friends of TS Queen Mary

We are restoring TS Queen Mary to return her to active service in Britain's coastal waters

24.05.24 - Promenade Deck (Rinse and Repeat!)Now that all of the new plates are in place on Queen Mary's boat deck, the process has started all over again on the promenade deMarine Projects Scotland Ltdd Ltd's team has started to lift the timber on the promenade deck, and has been inspecting the beams and undertaking localised repairs. The first fourteen plates for the promenade deck have been placed on board, and they will be tack welded in place next week. Up on the boat deck, all of the fillet welding has now been completed and work is progressing well on the full penetration welds (which run longitudinally the length of the ship). In today's photos (all provided courtesy of Marine Projects Scotland Ltd) you can see:- The prom deck beams (which have been hidden since 1933)- The prom deck timber being lifted - Aerial shots of the fillet welding nearing completion- A fantastic aerial shot showing Queen Mary's full boat deck- A prototype of the new stanchion connection to the boat deck- Queen Mary's original aft staircase temporarily reinst#maritimeS#engineeringr#photoofthedayngineering #photooftheday ... See MoreSee Less
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13.05.24 - Queen Mary's Steel Deck UpdateWe are delighted to report that all of Queen Mary's steel deck (boat deck level) is now in place. Since our last update on this aspect of the project (in January) a huge amount of work has been undertaken by Marine Projects Scotland Ltd.All of the remaining timber on the boat deck was lifted, and the beams underneath inspected and prepared for the new steel. Localised repairs were undertaken as required, with some areas found to be in poor condition (especially in the area around the old Captain's cabin).All of the plates are tack-welded to the beams and held securely in place with brackets. The welders are currently working on the fillet welds (which join the plates to the ship's side) and will move on to the butt welding in due course. Once that has been completed, almost 200 intercostal stiffeners will be welded to the underside of the deck. Even though 8mm high-tensile steel has been used, Queen Mary has wider scantlings on the boat deck than those below; the intercostals ensure that the new deck meets class rules.The rest of the team is now moving down to the promenade deck to start the process all over again!In today's photos (all provided courtesy of Marine Projects Scotland Ltd) you can see:- Aerial shots of the deck with two plates remaining to be slotted in - The front saloon with the "roof off" and without the bridge atop- A unique shot of the prom deck stairway (soon to be removed)- New steel deck being laid- Beams being inspected and repaired- An example of frame corrosion (where repairs were required)- Removal of Queen Mary's old funnel base plate- Completion of the timber removal.FOTSQM@followers#maritime #engineering #photooftheday ... See MoreSee Less
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09.05.24 - Aye Aye Capstan!We are pleased to report that Queen Mary's aft capstan has been delivereHyserveserve, in Gateshead, for a full inspection.The capstan has not operated since Queen Mary left service in 1977. The teaHyserveserve are working Marine Projects Scotland Ltdd Ltd to investigate potential engineering solutions to allow both capstans to be returned to the ship in full working order.In today's photos you can see the aft capstan being removed from Queen Mary (Aug 2023), being off-loaded at Hyserve's Gateshead facility and, finally, sitting on the workshop floor awaiting inspection. We are grateful to our project manager, Peter Breslin, for kindly delivering the capstan to Gateshead. FOTSQM ... See MoreSee Less
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06.05.24 - Queen Mary's Rudder and Steel DeckIn today's photos you can see Queen Mary's original rudder bBullet Express Bullet Express's distribution centre, aWills Ridley Ltd to Wills Ridley Ltd, in Cornwall. Meanwhile, Marine Projects Scotland Ltdrojects Scotland Ltd has got the new steel deck (on the boat deck) almost fully in place.In today's other photo (taken from where the original stairway ran from the boat deck to the prom deck) you can see the new steel deck fully laid all the way aft. There are now just two sections of deck (port and starboard) to be fitted. The team on board are cropping out the last of the old margin plates and are shaping the plates to fit. A full steel deck update will follow in the near future. FOTSQM ... See MoreSee Less
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02.05.24 - Queen Mary's Rudder for RepairWe are pleased to report that Queen Mary's original rudder has been shipped to Wills Ridley, in Cornwall, for a full inspection.Once the inspection has been completed, a condition report and a proposal for repair will be prepared. In today's photos you can see Queen Mary's rudder stored on site at Govan Dock, Marine Projects Scotland Ltdrojects Scotland Ltd on to a lorry for shipping. We aBullet Expressul to Bullet Express for providing the shipping to Cornwall free of charge.FOTSQM ... See MoreSee Less
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29.04.24 – Keynote Address from Our Royal PatronIt is with pleasure that we can share with you the latest keynote address from our Royal Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. This is the the third such address which Her Royal Highness has made since 2022, when she announced that TS Queen Mary would be re-engined and would sail British waters once more. This latest address was delivered at a very special 90th anniversary event at Glasgow's Hilton Hotel, last montFriends of TS Queen Mary Mary@followers ... See MoreSee Less
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