Launch and war photos

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I'm looking for photos from the QE's launch and wartime service for drawings i'm doing for an upcoming book. Any help would be great. Thanks
 

Jim Kalafus

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Here is one for you. This snapshot came out of an album kept by a New Zealander during WW2, and is far more clear than this scan makes it appear.
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Thanks for the photo Jim, another request, do any photos exist of either of the Queen's and either britannic or georgic?
 

Jim Kalafus

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Chris, I do not understand the question. I have snapshots of both Queens and three of the Britannics. Were you specifically requesting photos of them in their military paint schemes?
 
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I meant either the QM or QE with either the Britannic III or Georgic next to her *like at the piers in NY or Southampton. Doesnt have to be in war colors either. Sorry for the confusion.
 
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Hi Chris,most of the launch pictures as well as the construction pictures that I have seen of both QM and QE are in the John Brown collection which is held by the scottish records office in Edinburgh. There is also a picture of HMS VANGUARD leaving the clyde after construction with QE at anchor in the background with the upper decks being repainted out of wartime colours
there is also a book called i believe Liners at war which could be of interest
regards Malcolm