AMERICAN QUEEN Drydock Photos — Updated

AMERICAN QUEEN in drydock. Photo courtesy of Great American Steamboat Company.

January 19, 2012 Update:

The AMERICAN QUEEN safely entered drydock at Louisiana’s Bollinger Shipyard to have her undersides pressure cleaned and painted. Despite marine growth from the boat’s three year layup, her hull is in excellent condition. Special thanks to Tim Rubacky and Christopher Kyte for providing these interesting new images.

AMERICAN QUEEN port side underside. Photo courtesy of Great American Steamboat Company.
AMERICAN QUEEN rudders. Photo courtesy of Great American Steamboat Company.

January 18, 2012: Beginning a new phase of her resurrection for Memphis-based Great American Steamboat Company, the 420 foot AMERICAN QUEEN left her berth at Louisiana’s Bollinger Shipyard to be drydocked, following a complete restoration and painting of her upper hull and superstructure. The 436 passenger steamboat, the largest ever built, will be returning to service on April 13, 2012.

AMERICAN QUEEN heads to drydock. Photo courtesy of Great American Steamboat Company.

For more information, please click www.americanqueensteamboatcompany.com

Special thanks: Christopher Kyte, Tim Rubacky

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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