Mick Imlah, 7 February 2002
With a few soft words Her Majesty Christened the liner built as ‘504’: ‘I name this ship – Myself. God bless . . .’
The towering masterpiece of the Depression, She rose from the not-so-bonny Bank of Clyde (Bombed to a pit for its pains in ’41).
Meanwhile, John Masefield wrote a handsome poem (‘Shredding a trackway like a mile of snow...