The Three Queens, built at the John Brown Yard in Clydebank, are: RMS Queen Mary, RMS Queen Elizabeth and RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.

RMS Queen Mary

RMS 'Queen Mary'

Keel laid: 1st December 1931. Number 534

Launched: 26th September 1934 by Her Majesty Queen Mary.

Left Clydebank: May 1936.

Maiden Voyage: 27th May 1936. Southampton to New York.

1940: In war duty, 765,429 military personnel carried 569,943 miles.

1947: Refit works commenced by Thornycroft, Southampton.

1967: Retires after 1,001 crossings of the Atlantic.

1967: Last cruise arriving in Longbeach, California where she is permanently anchored.

RMS Queen Elizabeth

RMS 'Queen Elizabeth'

Keel laid: 4th December 1936. Number 552.

Launched: 27th September 1938 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Left Clydebank: 26th February 1940.

Maiden Voyage: 3rd March 1940. Clydebank to New York.

1941: Converted to troop ship in Sydney.

1942: Moved American troops to Sydney.

1945: 34 Transatlantic crossings bringing American troops to Europe.

1968: Final Cunard sailing to Las Palmas and Gibraltar having completed 907 Atlantic crossings.

1970: Auctioned off for $3.2 millions to Seawise Foundation Limited and left for Hong Kong.

1972: Destroyed by fire at Hong Kong.

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

RMS 'Queen Elizabeth 2'

Keel laid: 4th July 1965. Number 736.

Launched: 20th September 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Left Clydebank: 19th November 1968.

Maiden Voyage: 2nd May 1969. Southampton to New York.

1971: Rescued some 500 passengers from the burning ship French Line ship Antilles.

1982: Requisitioned during the Falkland Islands crisis as a troopship.

1987: Converted from steam power to diesel.

2005: Cunard's longest serving express liner after surpassing the record of RMS Scythia.

2008: Retired after completing a farewell voyage.