Three Queens on the river to celebrate 175th anniversary of Cunard shipping line

For the first time, Cunard’s fleet gathered together in spectacularfashion in Liverpool as the company marked its175th anniversary.

The event finished with the three ships, thelargest passenger ships ever to muster together on the River Mersey,lined up across the river just 130 metres apart as the Red Arrowsperformed a fly-past overhead.

The Three Queens sail past the Royal Liver Building Credit: Cunard

The three ships earlier sailed together down the river to Liverpool's Pier Head with its iconic Three Graces: The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and The Port of Liverpool Building.

A panoramic photo of the Three Queens Credit: Jim Cook

The ships then turned together in the river before finally lining up three abreast across the river just 130 metres apart, as a salute to the Cunard Building and the City of Liverpool.

The Red Arrows fly over the Three Queens Credit: Cunard

To cap it off the Red Arrows then flew low over the ships to finish the celebrations.