Launching of the Queen Elizabeth at Clydebank

Made:
1938-09-27 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown
and
Unknown
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A photograph of the launch of the 'Queen Elizabeth' at Clydebank, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald in September 1938.

A photograph of the launch of the 'Queen Elizabeth' at Clydebank, taken in September 1938 by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald.

The 'Queen Elizabeth' was built by Cunard for New York service, however shortly after its launch in September 1938 it was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport, and refitted for transporting troops. After the war the ship was refurbished, making its first passenger voyage to New York in October 1946.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/10843
type:
glass plate negative
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • photographic equipment
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford