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Best looking Passenger ship
« on: September 15, 2007, 07:14:02 pm »

It has to be the Manxman...................
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 10:20:25 pm »

Difficult to choose between the QE2, because she was 20 years ahead of herself when she was launched and still looks good 40 years later, or one of the traditional queens such at the first Elizabeth and Mary.
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007, 11:37:57 pm »

my vote QE2
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007, 11:40:57 am »

The Normandie gets my vote, in a looks competition it must come out near the top.......Smudge O0 O0



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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2007, 01:31:49 pm »

I agree with Queen Elizabeth II but SS France comes a close 2nd for me.
( Or as SS Norway with the all blue funnels. )

Those "Flying funnels" were an awesome idea!








http://www.ssmaritime.com/SS-France.htm
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2007, 05:12:40 pm »

the norway now lies sad and derelict on some beach in India :( however the FRANCE is a nice boat :)
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007, 10:30:08 pm »

definately got to be the QE2
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2007, 10:57:54 pm »

the Normanide, not only nicer looking than QM1, it was also more advanced as well, electric motors drove the shafts, steam turbines spun generators that supplied power for the ships systems, and the bulbous bow that she sported made her more efficient than QM1, and this was in the 1930s!
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2007, 12:40:20 pm »

QE1 the iconic look of style grace and speed and its British :angel:
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Re: Best looking Passenger ship
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2007, 05:43:15 pm »

I'd love to be patriotic and say QM, QE or QE2, but my heart goes "No. Normandie!"

As Ghostie says, she was so far ahead of her time. If she'd been built in 61, when France was launched, she would still have looked modern. France, QE2 and QM2 have all taken styling cues from her.

If only they'd listened to her designer, opened the sea-cocks and let her settle before she capsized. maybe things would have been different.

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