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Colin Bishop

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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #75 on: November 14, 2008, 08:53:48 am »

Your shots are excellent Peter, she is a graceful looking ship.

When the old Queen Mary went to Long Beach, quite a lot of preservation was done on her. The funnels were replaced with stainless steel replicas and a special treatment was applied to the hull to inhibit corrosion. But Andre is right, there is still a huge amount of other ongoing maintenance required to a steel structure in a saltwater environment. When we stayed on ther in September 2001 I noticed that the bottom was dropping out of most of the lifeboats where water had been allowed to accumulate.

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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #76 on: November 14, 2008, 11:06:45 am »

I see she didn't run aground on the Bramble Bank as 1st said, she got round the West Bramble buoy then left the channel on the red side, grounded off Calshot beach
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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #77 on: November 14, 2008, 11:09:25 am »

A bit of understeer then! Tyres worn I expect!  :-)
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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #78 on: November 14, 2008, 11:13:35 am »

If you look on local shipping news on www.ais-live.co.uk  there's a speeded up video of the grounding via ais
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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #79 on: November 14, 2008, 11:20:52 am »

Excellent find there Capt Jack! I know the area well and that's quite a long way off course!

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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2008, 11:33:48 am »

If you look on local shipping news on www.ais-live.co.uk  there's a speeded up video of the grounding via ais

There's a lot on that site.... can you point me to the clip please?
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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #81 on: November 14, 2008, 11:46:31 am »

On the left of the screen you'll see local shipping news, click on that and its the 1st item.
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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #82 on: November 14, 2008, 11:57:28 am »

Try this link Martin.

http://www.ais-live.co.uk/News/shippingnews.html

She was a bit off course wasnt she ?
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Re: QE2 LEAVES OUR SHORES
« Reply #83 on: November 14, 2008, 07:08:45 pm »

Arriving at Gibraltar this morning;
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Re: QE2 LEAVES OUR SHORES
« Reply #84 on: November 14, 2008, 07:13:06 pm »

And leaving this evening, far into The Straits at the time of the photo (18:00 CET).
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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #85 on: November 14, 2008, 07:57:34 pm »


Fascinating   :-))

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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #86 on: November 25, 2008, 10:17:37 pm »

I think every one is overlooking the most sad and greatest tragedy about her going, that is we no longer have the facilities or skill base to build another QE2.
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Re: QE 2 in a little incident
« Reply #87 on: November 26, 2008, 01:23:28 pm »

Almost finished with engines now. Here's the Cunard webcam at 13:00

http://www.cunard.co.uk/bridgecam/qe2_cam1.asp (I've grabbed a shot to post later)

Earlier I got this message from a friend who is on board:

"I will take photographs of the wake and also get as much detail of the usage of the nine diesels. Speed to day has been up to 29 knots - yes it was supposed to achieve 32 - I had more details from the B of T Inspector who oversaw the original commissioning in 1968-9, he was on board during our last trip. will find out maximum achieved on the voyage - they say we will be slowing down - we can both only guess which areas require the greatest speed !. Cdr Warwick is on board, he has been giving very interesting talks, have spoken to him about the early turbine failures will try and locate him for details of the diesel usage.  Technology will not alow me to send picture details, may be able to get some to you when we are in Dubai"

I'll ask him if I can share the photos on here.
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Re: QE2
« Reply #88 on: November 27, 2008, 02:08:09 pm »

Anyone know anything about QE2's centre/bow anchor?
A friend pointed it out in the photo below but seems to have been removed quite early on...  {:-{


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