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Bunkerbarge

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A Pair of Queens
« on: April 17, 2008, 11:56:25 pm »

Just a couple of shots of a pair of queens passing in mid Atlantic.  Makes you realise just how the different hull forms behave in a long Atlantic swell

The QE2 only had four of her nine engines running.
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 06:44:44 am »

Somebody had to ask it....how come you were on both liners at the same time?

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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 09:09:43 am »

I see all 3 Queens are going to be in Southampton soon for the first and last time
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 12:01:17 pm »

Somebody had to ask it....how come you were on both liners at the same time?

Roger in France.

Sadly I was on neither.  A friend of mine was on the QE2 and sent me both shots.
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2008, 01:15:54 pm »

I see all 3 Queens are going to be in Southampton soon for the first and last time

i heard this put according to southampton port web sit QE2 was in on the 18th and left that day and QM2 and QV are in on the 21th and leave that day. I have been all over Cunard web sit and cant find any thing about 3 Queens in the port of Southampton.

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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2008, 01:18:27 pm »

Just a couple of shots of a pair of queens passing in mid Atlantic.  Makes you realise just how the different hull forms behave in a long Atlantic swell

The QE2 only had four of her nine engines running.

HI was your friend on the bridge of QE2 to take that photo of QV. as i was on the QE2 and never saw that part of deck.

john
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008, 04:16:06 pm »

Hi John the QE2 came in Friday and is not going out again until she leaves for Iberia on 27th April 08  O0
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008, 04:40:28 pm »

Just a couple of shots of a pair of queens passing in mid Atlantic.  Makes you realise just how the different hull forms behave in a long Atlantic swell

The QE2 only had four of her nine engines running.

HI was your friend on the bridge of QE2 to take that photo of QV. as i was on the QE2 and never saw that part of deck.

john


The shot was taken from the bridge wing.
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2008, 06:55:36 pm »

thanks Richard as i was not at work i went down to see her. Wow what a boat one of kind. I was hard to find a place to get some good shots of her.I think she in for service as several of her life boat are not on her.

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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008, 07:48:27 pm »

You mentioned that the pics showed how different hull forms reacted. Fine. But from the pics I assume one of the Queens was going "with" the seas, and (I think) QE2 was going "into" it. If I am correct, then you are not relating "like with like". Just being a bit pedantic! Bryan.
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2008, 08:13:03 pm »

On this occasion the two ships were crossing together and kept each other company. I believe the QV had to reduce speed as she was not handling the swell very well at all, as we can see.

Another picture can be seen here as well but beware some of the other pictures are heart breaking: :'( :'(
http://www.maritimematters.com/shipnewspics.html

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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2008, 09:14:34 pm »

thanks Richard as i was not at work i went down to see her. Wow what a boat one of kind. I was hard to find a place to get some good shots of her.I think she in for service as several of her life boat are not on her.

john
My wife is off to Hythe on her way home from work tomorrow to photograph the 3 queens (She's a ship nut and has to pass our house to get there.)
If her photos are any good I'll post them on here tomorrow.
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2008, 09:48:00 pm »

On this occasion the two ships were crossing together and kept each other company. I believe the QV had to reduce speed as she was not handling the swell very well at all, as we can see.

Another picture can be seen here as well but beware some of the other pictures are heart breaking: :'( :'(
http://www.maritimematters.com/shipnewspics.html

LB
hi i was on the QE2 on that cruise Qv was only 300 to 500m away from us in the day time , so both ship got the same weather. We were only doing 20k as QV could not achieve full speed. Now think of this that photo of QV was taken in force 4 to 5 ,QE2 had force12 and survived with a few bent deck plates. How would QV cope , would not like to think but it would not be pretty. Note the distance from the bow to the bridge on QV comared to QE2
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2008, 09:53:31 pm »

Well, as I think has been pointed out before, QE2 is an Ocean Liner, QV is a Cruise Ship although Cunard advertising would have you believe otherwise. Design wise, that makes quite adifference.

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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2008, 09:54:35 pm »

have a look at the difference in the bow guess which one is the liner.

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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2008, 10:14:59 pm »

Says it all really.....
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2008, 11:07:20 pm »

I've got a couple of shots of the QE2 taken in Dry Dock in '96 from below the bow in the dock bottom.  She has a stunning looking hull and a beautiful bow.

I still think that after 40 years of service it is nice to see her retired gracefully rather than the horrendous end the Norway is suffering.
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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2008, 02:13:20 pm »

You are not concentrating again Martin. Topic 3 Queens Together.

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Re: A Pair of Queens
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2008, 01:41:51 pm »

I took these photos on holiday last year at Flaam Norway, had a fantastic time on board. 
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