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Old 11-03-2009, 01:58 PM
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was it not about 1 foot of spare room and they had to speed the ship up to sink her a little more for margin, really neet stuff
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:05 PM
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true hermit, full speed ahead according to captain Bill
have you looked at the ship's hompage?, the cool thing on that is "the captain's blog" no stardates though
theee is a video on the blog from the passing - neat stuff
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:33 PM
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Stevo and D-H, the QE2 has been in Dubai since November 2008, being converted into a hotel. See here QE2 Home Page couple of photos on there showing size difference between QE2, QM2 and QV. QE2 is tiny compaired with the other 2 ships.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:47 PM
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Thanks Paul, I thought I had got away with that! I think I meant the Queen Elizabeth/Victoria/Mary 2. (Why not call her the QE2-2??)

Interestingly Wikipedia says the Victoria "... is not an ocean liner as she does not have the heavy plating, high freeboard and propulsion system of a liner but is outfitted as a cruise ship.".


A bit of a put down.

The Queen Elizabeth steamed (?) up the north east coast recently.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:52 PM
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Don't get to see many ships where I live. Bit far inland.
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Old 11-03-2009, 04:32 PM
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The ship is so big I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up with gangs and a ghetto section, where all the forgotten passengers will end up in. I would sure hate to be in control of the sewage tanks. They probably dump them out at sea. A floating pollution palace. These boats really take the heart out of cruising on the ocean. It's really fugly.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:38 PM
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I think it was the QM2. =X

It's a long distance across the harbour from the school. With the naked eye, I could make out the beginning of Que... and a II.

Having 20/20 hindsight. I should have posted a webcam link. =X
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