RMS Queen Elizabeth

RMS Queen Elizabeth

This is the ship mentioned in chapter 9. It was built at John Brown’s shipyard in Clydebank, near Glasgow. Building was started in mid 1930 and the ship was launched in September 1938. It was named after Elizabeth, Queen Consort to King George VI. The ship was originally intended as a luxury ocean liner for passengers travelling from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, France. However, the proposed maiden voyage due for April 1940 was suspended in August 1939 due to the threat of war. It was intended to move the ship from Clydebank for security reasons. The RMS Queen Elizabeth was commissioned by the Royal Navy as a troop ship. The Cunard colours were repainted battleship grey.

Author: timejigsaw

I was born in Edinburgh and resided in the capital's historic Royal Mile. (An influence for my third novel, Awakening) Working for a well-known brewer as a representative, I relocated to Aberdeen then Glasgow. Attending college and university, I achieved Chartered Marketer status which assists in marketing my novels. I now stay in a Victorian property in acres of ground which looks onto the River Clyde and this was the spark for my debut novel, The Time Jigsaw. Check out timejigsaw.com for all novels.

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