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Passenger ship Britannia seen off Cardiff 1997
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No: 5800   Contributor: Marcel Gommers   Year: 1997   Manufacturer: John Brown and Company, Clydebank, UK   Country: United Kingdom
Passenger ship Britannia seen off Cardiff 1997

Picture of Her Majesty's Yacht HMY Britannia, seen off Cardiff (Wales) in 1997. She is now a museum at Leith, Edinburgh....
The HMY Britannia was built in 1954 by John Brown & Company, Clydebank, Scotland and measured a length of 126m and 5769 GT.

With thanks and © P.W. Hobday.
Picture added on 04 July 2008
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Her Majesty had tearful eyes at the Decommissioning Ceremony after it finally dawned on her that she could no longer keep her.

Added by David Forbes on 18 October 2009.
Indeed- a disgraceful act by Mr Blair to further his Cool Britannia look for the country and something about which HM could do little about.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 12 January 2010.
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