Hello all, hope you don't mind....

5th January 2009, 20:23
Hello all, I hope you don't mind me intruding in your forum, but I'm hoping one of your members may be able to help identify a location and even the ship.

I recently found some packets of old prints and negatives in a leather case while clearing the garage out. I think they are from around the 1930s, though I wouldn't put money on the accuracy of my assumption.

The two main images are of quite a large vessel under construction. The other images from the set all seem to have been taken at or around the same time.

The images are on my flickr pages at


other images from the series at

Thank you for your time and once again apologies for the intrusion.


non descript
5th January 2009, 20:25
Martyn, a warm welcome to you. Thank you for joining the community and posting your comments - certainly no intrusion. Do enjoy the site and all it has to offer, and we very much look forward to your postings in due course. (Thumb)

K urgess
5th January 2009, 20:27
Welcome aboard from East Yorkshire, Martyn.
I'm sure the crew will be able to help. They enjoy nothing better than a good mystery.
Get to know your way around the ship and enjoy the voyage.

bert thompson
5th January 2009, 21:15
Welcome to this great site
Best wishes

5th January 2009, 21:27
Hi Martyn, I have commented on a couple of your pics, although
the "comments" fields are still showing 0!!! Sorry I couldn't be more help though

5th January 2009, 22:37
Welcome from Lancashire.
I hope you will enjoy the site.

5th January 2009, 23:25

Just a guess, but as it's a large 4 screw passenger vessel built circa 1930s and looking at its profile, it could be the Queen Mary



Steve Woodward
5th January 2009, 23:51
I have a book containing this ship but the photo is taken from the other side of your first image : it's the Queen Elizabeth
The image is in a reliable source - a booklet on the Queens dated 1968

6th January 2009, 05:01

A warm welcome to the site from the Isle of Anglesey!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy your time on SN and get many happy hours entertainment from your membership. (Thumb)

6th January 2009, 08:06
Welcome aboard from the Philippines. Enjoy all this great site has to offer

6th January 2009, 13:19
Greetings Martyn and welcome to SN. Looks like my old ship QE,but it is a Cunarder. Bon voyage.

Derek Roger
7th January 2009, 16:43
Welcome from Canada Martyn . Cheers Derek