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Queen Elizabeth II 

The following photos were taken by Rob Horan, the son of fellow seadog Geoff Horan. They were taken on her last visit to Auckland, before going to Dubai to become a floating hotel.

 

 

 

 

 

The next 3 photos have been sent in by Dai Griffin.

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Down she goes ...

 

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Up she comes ...

 

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Down she goes again ... hey that's not the same ship?

 

I think we all must remember and enjoy seas a rough as that. I used to love the feeling of falling "up" the engine room stairs.

 

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Courtesy of Kevin Horan

Kevin writes;

I have just returned from a transatlantic voyage on the QM2 - this was a memorable event as we left Southampton on the day the Queen was there to say goodbye to the staff and crew of the QE2 before the ship becomes a hotel in Dubai. This is also the last time the QE2 and QM2 will be in Southampton together. I have attached a couple photos of the event from the Promenade deck to the QM2.

 

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Courtesy of Kevin Horan

She certainly was a beautiful ship and will be sadly missed by many.

 

Courtesy of Ian Smith

QM2 berthed at Garden Island Sydney Harbour on 21 Feb 2007 with QE2 about to slip past her stern.

 

Courtesy of Ian Smith

Same shot taken from a different position a bit later.

 

Go here to see her leaving Southampton for the very last time.

    

Courtesy of Paul Carney

QE2 last time on the Tyne.

  

Paul Carney has kindly sent in an interesting development about the QE2. Click on the pdf icon below to read the latest press release.

  

 



Courtesy of Robert Hill

Robert writes;
My wife and I were on the Queen Victoria's maiden transatlantic voyage in January 2008. We travelled across with the QE2 as escort all the way to New York. She changed escort side every night so all the passengers got great views. Both pics are from January 2008. One pic is obviously the QE2 on our stbd side, the other is QE2 on our port side in fog over the Newfoundland Banks.

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Queen Elizabeth II departs Southampton.

written by Roger Lownsborough

 

Tuesday 11th November 2008 - QE2 sailed from Southampton for the very last time, bound for Dubai to start her second life as a floating hotel. The prestigious event was broadcast nationally by the BBC, and simultaneously webcast. To enable this, the BBC used our (Solent University) Outside Broadcast truck and students to help put the event on air. It took the best part of the previous day to rig the event, and we produced pictures and sound from first thing in the morning when QE2 arrived for the very last time (late, having run aground on the Brambles bank), during the morning for the Armistice Day celebrations, which featured a Harrier 'jump-jet' hovering near the bow and dipping its nose as a mark of respect, and then into the evening for the last sailing. A colleague of mine, Tony Wade, took pictures during the day and here are a selection to mark the event. Some of the images are a bit on the 'techie', but we do teach broadcast engineering, so forgive us for that. The last slide is a blatant bit of advertising!

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