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QE2 in Bergen9 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Monday 31st July 2006. We had gone up the Fjord side on the famous funicular.1 commentsThomas Hypher04/25/21 at 18:33Rob Lightbody: I took this exact photo from this spot in 2019 - e...
ed1000 1 : Final visit to the Clyde, 5 October 200862 views1 commentsEd100004/06/21 at 16:11Rob Lightbody: I was there, on the Balmoral, off to the portside....
89 views1 commentscolint02/22/21 at 21:21PaulInuk: Cor those chairs would be valuable now
6 viewsport or is it stbd tender landing platform, answers please on a postcard1 commentspete cain01/03/21 at 14:09Thomas Hypher: Starboard Tender Pontoon!
Sailor Compact GMDSS Station12 viewsBridge Tour 20011 commentsLynda Bradford01/03/21 at 14:05Thomas Hypher: Very cool to see what looks like a bit of early co...
Portrait 1446 views1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski11/16/20 at 21:10Irene McPhail: Ruud Jansen, Purser/Finance
Portrait 2841 views1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski11/16/20 at 21:05Irene McPhail: Carol Brown, Pursuers Office
Portrait 3559 viewsJohn Duffy2 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski11/16/20 at 21:03Irene McPhail: I think this is David Hamilton, he was also Hotel ...
Portrait 5753 views1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski11/16/20 at 20:57Irene McPhail: Tracy Jessop, ASM
Portrait 6962 views1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski11/16/20 at 20:56Irene McPhail: Terry Pardoe, Electrical Engineer
Her Denny Brown Stabilisers in action13 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2008 Bridge visit.1 commentsThomas Hypher11/09/20 at 19:38Rob Lightbody: I'd love someone to explain how that works! ...
Brian Price: Parmetrada High Pressure Turbines21 viewsConstruction at John Brown's Engineering, Clydebank2 commentsLynda Bradford11/01/20 at 15:26Lynda Bradford: Brian Price has added more information on the foru...
Brian Price: Parmetrada High Pressure Turbines21 viewsConstruction at John Brown's Engineering, Clydebank2 commentsLynda Bradford11/01/20 at 14:40bacon: AMazing! Been looking for years and years for a pi...
Seeing QE2 hiding behind the Forth Bridge from a Scottish garden8 views1 commentsKatharina Ernst10/31/20 at 18:54Katharina Ernst: Photographed during Britain cruise in autumn 2008.
Sun deck afternoon tea 76 viewsSun deck afternoon tea 1 commentsSeagreen10/31/20 at 12:44Rob Lightbody: One of my favourite afternoon teas on QE2 was take...
634 viewsTwo Moran tugs bringing QE2 in to Bermuda channel bouys are marked on photo by X. Think we anchored by St. Georges1 commentsDave Lowing10/19/20 at 16:48Maureen Kragten-Munsch: I was a Stewardess on board and remember this very...
QE2 Titan Keeps Guard66 viewsThe Titan crane in the foreground still exists as a tourist attraction. A lift takes you up to the top.1 commentsdrum6709/27/20 at 09:51Lynda Bradford: Brilliant photo of QE2 at John Brown's. Also...
Vincent Scriven: Crew Football Team 198547 views1 commentsLynda Bradford07/27/20 at 09:41Vincent Scriven: This is the Qe2 Football Teams
QE2 April 2008 - umbrella on bridge wing13 viewsDuring QE2's last visit to Fort Lauderdale in April 2008 someone apparently enjoyed a sunny afternoon on the bridge wing before departure1 commentsOceanliner07/05/20 at 16:44Thomas Hypher: The blue bridge wing umbrellas, as shown here, wer...
QE2 docks in Melbourne80 viewsQE2 docks in Melbourne on 29 February 2008 .1 commentsAnubhav Mitra07/03/20 at 19:24Anubhav Mitra: Last visit to Melbourne, Australia in 2008
QE2 1998 Millvina Dean14 viewsTo my very big surprise I had the pleasure to meet Millvina Dean - Titanic Survivor - during my first transatlantic crossing on QE2 in September 1998. 1 commentsOceanliner06/29/20 at 17:04Rob Lightbody: Wow!! Well done!
Rear view of the Mast explored and found23 views... after some fun-filled adventures.1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski06/29/20 at 17:03Rob Lightbody: Really striking viewpoint, and its so great to see...
Surprise Invitations23 views1 commentsfrazscot06/25/20 at 17:25Thomas Hypher: It's a small world! My parents and I were on ...
69 viewsColumbia Restaurant Tug of War Team.
I am on the front row left, John Hollings ? Back row right and on his right Steve Wright.
2 commentsHead Badger06/04/20 at 13:25Head Badger: That's correct, I can not remember him wearin...
stunning view46 viewsMay 19911 commentsHamburger05/15/20 at 14:04Rob Lightbody: WOW - what an incredible photo.
Majesty108 viewsFrom the decks of Shieldhall1 commentsStowaway2k05/14/20 at 14:01Rob Lightbody: This is the last photo uploaded by the forum'...
QE2's final departure from New York (1)39 views16th October 2008. A screen capture from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage of this bittersweet event filmed from QM2's Boat Deck.2 commentsThomas Hypher05/13/20 at 15:16Thomas Hypher: The camera my Dad used (and still has) and his ski...
QE2's final departure from New York (1)39 views16th October 2008. A screen capture from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage of this bittersweet event filmed from QM2's Boat Deck.2 commentsThomas Hypher05/13/20 at 15:04Rob Lightbody: Thats seriously impressive for a video screen grab...
69 viewsColumbia Restaurant Tug of War Team.
I am on the front row left, John Hollings ? Back row right and on his right Steve Wright.
2 commentsHead Badger05/09/20 at 17:36neil parrott: Stripped socks standing on the right is pierre cap...
Jasper the bear looking out the porthole - Lisbon (2004)24 views3 commentsBen Zabulis05/07/20 at 04:01Ben Zabulis: Many thanks Isabelle and Thomas. It was April 2004...
Last call Suez Canal 200826 views1 commentsCunarder Man05/06/20 at 19:15Rob Lightbody: I find these photos incredible. Knowing that she&...
QE2 at John Browns, Clydebank, approximately June 1968 - view over bow to yard67 viewsLook at the guy sitting on the railing! 1 commentsRob Lightbody04/09/20 at 21:25Thomas Hypher: This photo also appears to have been taken from th...
Jasper the bear looking out the porthole - Lisbon (2004)24 views3 commentsBen Zabulis03/31/20 at 17:57Thomas Hypher: Great photo and good fun! Was this in October 2004...
Jasper the bear looking out the porthole - Lisbon (2004)24 views3 commentsBen Zabulis03/28/20 at 22:15Isabelle Prondzynski: Wonderful! Welcome to Jasper the Bear Smile .
HM The Queen in 'gold' - Oscar Nemon15 views1 commentsTwynkle03/04/20 at 09:17Cunarder Man: Excellent picture!
Sunrise on Vesuvius68 viewsNaples, July 20051 commentsPete Hamill01/24/20 at 18:36Thomas Hypher: Great photo! My parents and I were also onboard at...
Scott Richardson : QE2 in fog at Nova Scotia67 viewsThis picture is not very clear but it looks like the QE2 is sinking with the fog around it.1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski01/19/20 at 15:19Rob Lightbody: Great photo of QE2 in the fog! She does indeed lo...
Barrie Evans 2 : QE2 in the Bay of Biscay, 10 November 200884 viewsReturn from her very last cruise, one day before her departure for Dubai.1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski01/19/20 at 15:17Rob Lightbody: Great photo, capturing possibly the last "nor...
QE2 under construction in Clydebank in summer 196739 views1 commentsRob Lightbody01/12/20 at 00:37Waverley: Just brilliant
QE2 under construction in Clydebank, September 196736 views1 commentsRob Lightbody01/12/20 at 00:36Waverley: The sheer size compared to the building
Tied Up in Malaga 200425 views1 commentsCunarder Man01/08/20 at 04:18Thomas Hypher: Excellent photo John. Was this QE2's visit to...
Arrival at sunrise (3) - New York April 20, 200165 viewsThe World Trade Center towers at sunrise. A last look for QE2 world cruisers.1 commentsharev12/30/19 at 22:14Rob Lightbody: What an amazing photo
22 viewsAt sea where else would you want to be1 commentspete cain11/17/19 at 21:57Thomas Hypher: Great shot Pete, very similar angle to some of my ...
QE2 - 1978141 viewsQE2 Double Down - Spring 19781 commentsJanice Naylor11/11/19 at 15:51Terry Foskett: This the band stand I remember when in April 1979 ...
Breakfast with splashing water23 views1 commentsHamburger11/10/19 at 18:24Isabelle Prondzynski: Wow! That's definitely an unusual view at bre...
Looking Up...229 views1 commentscunardqueen10/16/19 at 19:55cunardqueen: Captain on The Bridge, all is well
out of Southampton32 views1 commentsLouis Phillippe Capelle09/25/19 at 18:19Rob Lightbody: WOW WOW WOW - Truly STUNNING !!!
Rod : QE2 funnel off 188 views1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski09/14/19 at 17:37Rob Lightbody: Amazing photo
Bow at 25 knots78 viewsBow shot in 1992 in the middle of the Atlantic
Hanged in front of the ship to get a film shot of the bow at full speed. Unique point of view.
3 commentsLouis Phillippe Capelle09/14/19 at 12:23Rob Lightbody: Wow!!
from the tug boat in Southampton76 views1 commentsLouis Phillippe Capelle09/14/19 at 12:23Rob Lightbody: Absolutely stunning photograph
July 2005, a speed you don't see anymore!47 views1st Bridge visit.1 commentsThomas Hypher09/14/19 at 11:30Rob Lightbody: Over 28 knots, all day long, fantastic QE2.
Where else?24 viewsPassing the Cloch lighthouse for the last time, October 20081 commentsPete Hamill09/14/19 at 11:30Rob Lightbody: I love this photo, in my mind I can combine it wit...
Under the Bow33 viewsFrom the slipway in Zeebrugge1 commentsDominic Burscough08/30/19 at 09:58Dominic Burscough: Three photo's from my one and only sailing on...
At GREENock23 views1 commentsCunarder Man08/19/19 at 13:29Lynda Bradford: Very Happy
300686 viewsA classically styled liner cabin, comfortable, efficient, attractive.1 commentsStowaway2k06/28/19 at 14:34Barumfox: Had this cabin for 16 day Med Cruise Oct-Nov 2005 ...
239 viewsJohn Llewelyn , Steve gay I think and?1 commentsneil parrott05/22/19 at 05:47Stepheng: Neutral Hi . Neil hope your well. I'm sorry but ...
Lofoten Islands21 views1 commentscaledonia05/07/19 at 05:48caledonia: leaving the Loften Islands
Janine Janet "Water" statue in the Princess Grill22 views1 commentsRob Lightbody04/07/19 at 19:55Isabelle Prondzynski: Fabulous level of detail, Rob! I never stopped to ...
Last Docking in Southampton 11 Nov 200865 views1 commentsCunarder Man03/19/19 at 11:30Anubhav Mitra: A iconic shot.
A tug and lots of little friends say farewell on her last Greenock visit21 views1 commentsfrazscot02/26/19 at 15:31frazscot: Fraser Ballantyne
Honolulu Rainbow.17 viewsTug aiding QE2 to dock in Honolulu in 20011 commentsharev02/06/19 at 22:56Thomas Hypher: Wow, that's SS Independence in her last month...
Yacht Club /Jan 201954 views1 commentsfrazscot02/06/19 at 13:27frazscot: A rather empty Yacht Club bar / Jan 2019
53 viewsThis photo is now on display on the QE2 in Dubai and it doesn't seem so long again that I took it !!1 commentsfrazscot02/06/19 at 13:25frazscot: It doesn't seem all that long ago that I took...
QE2 leaves Hamburg23 viewsQE2 at the "Landungsbrücken" side by side with the beautiful Cap San Diego and the "Kaispeicher" in the background - today, the basement of the "Elbphilharmonie".1 commentsHamburger01/28/19 at 18:50Isabelle Prondzynski: Fantastic picture! What year would this have been?
836 viewsmore pics uploaded to see if anyone recognises themselves :-)2 comments12/29/18 at 18:09Nick Murray: Phil Green - unknown - Tim Torne - it looks like...
790 views1 comments12/29/18 at 18:05Nick Murray: Phil Green - Nick Murray - Tim Thorne - Life was h...
My dad and some of the Photography crew in the mid 1970s.741 viewsMy dad and some of the Photography crew in the mid 1970s.2 comments12/29/18 at 17:54Nick Murray: Nick Murray and Phil Green supposed to be taking p...
878 views1 comments12/29/18 at 17:23Nick Murray: Casino Croupier Denise from Glasgow 1972 /1976 da...
Purple/Lilac Carpet and blue striped curtains at the Entrance to the Britannia Grill238 viewsTaken on Monday 7th July 2008. I really loved the colour scheme in "our" restaurant with the purple and lilac combination.
1 commentsGrill Britannia09/29/18 at 16:48Rob Lightbody: It was a very special restaurant, with a very spec...
96 views1 commentsPhilippe Spanner08/01/18 at 04:08Philippe Spanner: The secret Christmas dinner that turned out not so...
23 views1 commentsPhilippe Spanner08/01/18 at 03:47Philippe Spanner: My wife teaching me to dance in the laundry room o...
Just another beautiful evening on the QE227 viewsCould be anywhere - but actually heading north to LA 20/01/20071 commentsBarumfox07/09/18 at 18:52Rob Lightbody: Oh to step back to that moment, and just spend an ...
Bird eye view of Beauty in the Bay 20 viewsAt anchor in Acapulco 19/01/20071 commentsBarumfox07/09/18 at 00:23Michelle Pellay-Walker: Wow--love the seagull!! Smile
Ahh,...Why Not?? 221 views...and here's a slightly unusual angle on her unforgettable funnel. Same voyage, same day. :-)1 commentsMichelle Pellay-Walker07/07/18 at 23:42Thomas Hypher: My Dad and I took a few similar photos to this ang...
Iconic!21 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008. Taken from the dockside in Civitavecchia.2 commentsThomas Hypher07/07/18 at 23:38Thomas Hypher: Thank you! It's certainly an interesting angl...
Iconic!21 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008. Taken from the dockside in Civitavecchia.2 commentsThomas Hypher07/07/18 at 22:48Michelle Pellay-Walker: Love this--I got almost exactly the same angle in ...
1991 westbound50 views2 commentsHamburger06/11/18 at 11:11Isabelle Prondzynski: Totally agree with Rob Smile !
1991 westbound50 views2 commentsHamburger06/09/18 at 14:04Rob Lightbody: What a fantastically captured photo!! Well done, ...
Looking aft46 views1 commentsSue Downing05/31/18 at 12:58Sue Downing: What's a little rough weather when there'...
Beneath the boats32 views1 commentsSue Downing05/31/18 at 12:53Sue Downing: Soggy Promenade deck - Bay of Biscay 10th Nov 2008
Rough Seas49 viewsAtlantic crossing December 19961 commentsDianne05/28/18 at 20:43Dianne: Atlantic crossings
View from the bridge41 viewsStormy weather by Dianne1 commentsDianne05/28/18 at 20:40Dianne: View from the bridge
QE2 Arriving in the Clyde for the final time, October 6th 200841 viewsTaken from on board MV Balmoral, this was our first glimpse of QE2 as she came towards us. There then followed one of the most wonderful times of my life, alongside QE2 and HMS Manchester as we headed into Greenock as part of the Flotilla.

Never, ever to be forgotten.
1 commentsRob Lightbody03/05/18 at 22:07Isabelle Prondzynski: That was a heart-stopping super-exciting moment, t...
QE2 docks in Greenock for the last ever time, 6th of October 200854 viewsThis picture evokes such memories for me, as seeing that red funnel under those cranes was always so exciting to me as I travelled downriver to see her (starting in 1990).

On this occasion, I was with special family and friends, and had a really lovely day.
1 commentsRob Lightbody03/05/18 at 22:06Isabelle Prondzynski: Great memories of a sad / happy day ...
QE2 through and through.97 viewsAs you can see the QE2 flag is in my window flying proud..if you expand the photo you will see that it is flying the right way up..
Even if it were marked with Cunard or QE2 markings I would not sell or trade this flag to anyone...Hey Chris I know you got into trouble at the time for losing the flag..
But rest assured it will be forever in safe hands..cheers Pete. But you did owe me $50 bucks. No hard feelings.
1 commentsPete Dally03/03/18 at 12:33Pete Dally: I only fly the flag for World Cup..European champs...
QE2 Union Jack. Which was seconded long before she went to Dubai.84 viewsI fly this flag with pride...yes it's back to front not upside down.. (Photo taken from inside) unfortunately has no Qe2 markings...the people of Sydney have seen this flag many a time..I will show you on the next post..1 commentsPete Dally03/03/18 at 12:21Pete Dally: Photo Needs to be rotated..sorry..
Captains cocktails behind the scenes152 viewsMike o'mara..hanif choudry and myself with 80's hair and Scouse Mo..pouring the champers..1 commentsPete Dally03/03/18 at 11:40Pete Dally: We poured many a glass of champers..and shared a f...
The Mauretania Restaurant.129 views1 commentsJeremy Oliver02/26/18 at 13:57Davina: Not QG but Mauretania
Bar Harbour 2008 no 128 views1 commentsStephen Hargreaves02/23/18 at 10:35steviebobs: Bar Harbour 2008
Bar Harbour 2008 no 217 views1 commentsStephen Hargreaves02/23/18 at 10:34steviebobs: Bar Harbour 2008
Rhode Island 200832 views1 commentsStephen Hargreaves02/23/18 at 10:33steviebobs: Rhode Island 2008
52 viewsawaiting a helping hand1 commentspete cain02/11/18 at 14:36pete cain: awaiting a helping hand
72 views1 commentsSteve Frampton11/25/17 at 14:13Steve Frampton: On display outside the cruise terminal
Meeting Waverley as we return to Glasgow60 views1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski10/30/17 at 13:04Clydebuilt1971: Sorry to be pedantic Isabelle but thats Balmoral!!...
QE2 50 Cocktail55 views2 commentsCunarder Man10/29/17 at 03:06Isabelle Prondzynski: It was excellent, best served cold without icecube...
Both sides of the story63 views1 commentsPete Hamill10/29/17 at 03:03Isabelle Prondzynski: Excellent!
64 views1 commentsCunarder Man10/08/17 at 11:21Cunarder Man: Clydebank Town Hall
Hang on!24 views1 commentsCunarder Man09/27/17 at 21:38Isabelle Prondzynski: That title made me smile! But of course it might j...
QE2 50 Cocktail55 views2 commentsCunarder Man09/27/17 at 15:43Davina: How was it?
Portrait 247 views1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski08/27/17 at 13:56Nick Herber: She was the crew housekeeper(?) later on QM2. I�...
QE@73 views1 commentsKen Thundow08/19/17 at 19:58Ken Thundow: THE ORIGINAL QE2 !!
My dad and some of the Photography crew in the mid 1970s.741 viewsMy dad and some of the Photography crew in the mid 1970s.2 comments08/18/17 at 00:34Maureen Kragten-Munsch: I knew Phil, he was on the ship the same time as m...
836 viewsmore pics uploaded to see if anyone recognises themselves :-)2 comments08/18/17 at 00:31Maureen Kragten-Munsch: Knew Phil the photographer
Portrait 6371 viewsRoger Skoyles, Heli Deck Steward1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski08/07/17 at 07:38Isabelle Prondzynski: No. 63 - Roger Skoyles. Heli Deck Steward. [Had a...
Portrait 1055 viewsJonathan Leaver, Chief Purser1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski08/07/17 at 07:37Isabelle Prondzynski: No. 10 - Jonathon Leaver. Chief Purser
Portrait 1848 viewsGail Seymour1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski08/04/17 at 15:52Isabelle Prondzynski: Gail Seymour [now Elliott] - Tour Staff. Married...
Portrait 4362 viewsTerry Foskett1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski08/04/17 at 15:52Isabelle Prondzynski: Terry Foskett - Chief Purser, after retiring from ...
Portrait 3559 viewsJohn Duffy2 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski08/02/17 at 20:35Isabelle Prondzynski: John Duffy
Portrait 1267 viewsJohn Duffy1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski08/01/17 at 14:04Isabelle Prondzynski: John Duffy
Portrait 5069 viewsMartin Stensall1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski07/30/17 at 18:53Isabelle Prondzynski: Martin STENSALL
Phuket , World cruise 2001, Crew members on tender.40 views At left four crew members including David, Caronia Restaurant manager, returning on top of tender, after shore visit. 1 commentsharev07/19/17 at 03:28harev: Phuket, Thailand. At left four crew members includ...
Franz Neumeier : QE2 in Dubai 31 December 2016119 viewsPicture taken at sunset from the cruise ship MSC Fantasia when in port at Dubai that day. Fortunately, that evening the thick fog settled down at least a bit so I had kind of a clear view over to the QE2.1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski06/13/17 at 13:57Trevor Casey: She looks very tired.
Hythe pier at dawn65 viewsSeptember 20081 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski05/21/17 at 11:00Linda Bratcher: Lovely picture and You can also see our house and ...
Vincent Thomas Bridge, Long Beach 200545 views2 commentsCunarder Man04/21/17 at 20:57Cunarder Man: Too far to appreciate her, you could see her three...
Vincent Thomas Bridge, Long Beach 200545 views2 commentsCunarder Man04/20/17 at 21:52Rob Lightbody: How close was QE2 to Queen Mary here?
A Sunny Day in Lisbon!28 viewsAtlantic Isles cruise, 12th October, 20011 commentsCruiseqe204/17/17 at 08:37Isabelle Prondzynski: Beautiful!
231 views1 commentsJon Belshaw04/06/17 at 10:07Charles Cant: The Queen of the Seas Very Happy
In Her Element190 viewsTransatlantic 14 January 20081 commentsCunarder Man03/05/17 at 01:57Trevor Casey: Favorite pic of her bow right here! Very Happy
New engines and a new life40 views1 commentscunardqueen03/04/17 at 18:06Lynda Bradford: Good thinking the picture certainly shows what spe...
Strike a pose!128 viewsQE2 1997 1 commentsLynda Bradford03/03/17 at 20:34Trevor Casey: Madonna? Laughing
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