The Queen Mary 2 with Tug Teign C
The Queen Mary 2 off Teignmouth with Teignmouth harbour Tug Teign C passing in front
Phographed by David Caunter
Mounted photographic print
Dimensions including mounts: 36cm x 28cm
Photo size: 11.5ins x 8ins
RMS Queen Mary 2 is a British transatlantic ocean liner. She has served as the flagship of Cunard Line since succeeding Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2004. As of 2017, Queen Mary 2 is the only purpose built passenger ship designed as an ocean liner, as opposed to a cruise ship.
Teign C is a 14m modern Damen Stan Tug / dredge bed leveller based in the port of Teignmouth. Her main functions are towing, mooring, pushing and dredging operations. Teign C supports vessels with limited manoeuvrability and operates throughout the week as a plough dredger, maintaining the shipping channel to Teignmouth port
Several cruise ships and ocean liners were with us in Lyme Bay during the pandemic in 2020/21 when they sheltered in the bay unable to sail the seas with passengers. These outstanding photographs taken by David Caunter conjure up many emotions, the ships looked majestic and were wonderful to look at; however, there was a sadness that they could not cruise around the world at this time.