Clyde had today a historical day.
Escorted by Royal Navy frigate HMS Mancheste, the Grand Dame Of the Seas came to Clyde to give the last goodbye to the town and harbor that built and launched the QE2 41 years ago.
It was the navy’s final tribute to an old friend from the Falkands War.
Her birth place!
Inverclyde’s Provost, Michael McCormick said:
"The QE2 stands for all that was and remains good about Inverclyde. She is what we now call a 'design classic' and has gained iconic status. The quality of her finish is tribute to the skills of all those people who worked on her. She is Clydebuilt which means she's built to last. We are sorry to see her go and we'll never see her likes again but Inverclyde is a major cruise stop and we look forward to welcoming other vessels from around the world."
See these fantastic and emotional pictures from Inverclyde Now and from the readers.
Oh God, what a sunny and brilliant day!