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The Highland Queen

The Highland Queen

Date Added: 14 December 2007 Contributor: Clem Watson Year: 1973 Picture No: 2054

One of two Greek cruise ships which was moored at Nigg pier to house workers at Nigg.

Albums: Oil Industry, The Sea


Launched as 'Princess Elizabeth' on 16th January 1930 from the Fairfield Govan yard on the Clyde for Canadian Pacific. Length 336ft, beam 52ft, draught 28ft, 5251grt. Sailed as a day and night liner between British Columbia and Washington ports from 1930 until 1960 when sold and renamed 'Pegasus' by Epirotiki Lines of Greece. Sold on to Highland Shipping Co in 1973 and renamed 'Highland Queen' arriving at Nigg around 1st April 1973. Towed away in April of 1976 by the Muller tug 'Holland' for scrapping at Zeebrugge. Comment left on 17 December 2007 at 23:47 by Ronald Stewart
My niece who is now 36 was born to one of the young men from Cyprus.........has anyone got any clues for her, as to how to proceed in tracing her father. Is there a personnel list somewhere, of the employees? She only knows his first name, and approximate age, I also remember vividly what he looked like, back then.????? Comment left on 07 April 2010 at 22:18 by Roseanna Healy
Lot of good men lived on tge queen Comment left on 29 May 2022 by Thomas MacAllister
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