• Short Summary

    The new Cunard Liner, The Queen Elizabeth 11 was back at her anchorage at Greenock today (Saturday).

  • Description

    The new Cunard Liner, The Queen Elizabeth 11 was back at her anchorage at Greenock today (Saturday). She set out yesterday for two days speed trials off the Island of Arran but had to return the same afternoon because of mechanical defects.

    Soon after she moved out into the Clyde Estuary signals from the ship requested the assistance of a tug. Later the request was cancelled and she returned to Greenock unassisted but at reduced speed. She is to return to her dry dock in the Clyde coast port today instead of Sunday as had been planned.

    The speed trial were broken off after an oil leak, due to a faulty valve, contaminated the main boiler supply. But before it happened she had, in the first trials made 29 knots with power to spare.

    It is not known when she will finish her speed trials.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA30GK0W6LZ3WD5UZVLOY3M0ZRV
    Media URN:
    VLVA30GK0W6LZ3WD5UZVLOY3M0ZRV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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