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Bay of Biscay Enroute Back to Southampton, July 200817 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the port bridge wing on our last QE2 voyage.

This was my second bridge visit almost 3 years to the day of the first with the nursery, at a more sedate approximately 21 knots (slow by QE2 standards).

My Dad had written to Captain David Perkins asking if a bridge visit was possible given it was our last chance on a seagoing QE2. I still have the response letter from his secretary.
Thomas HypherMar 10, 2024
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A Speed Not Seen Anymore!11 viewsMy photo from my late July 2005 first bridge visit with the nursery.Thomas HypherMar 10, 2024
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At The Helm Aged 8, Late July 200529 viewsSailing at nearly 28.5 knots through the Bay of Biscay back to Southampton. Luckily for everyone else, QE2 was on autopilot!

The moment the childhood dream to become a deck officer started and is now becoming a reality nearly 20 years later.
Thomas HypherMar 10, 2024
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Civitavecchia, Italy on Tuesday 26th July 20058 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo.Thomas HypherJan 25, 2024
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Vigo, Spain on Saturday 23rd October 20045 viewsMy photo from nearly 20 years ago!Thomas HypherJan 25, 2024
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Wetdock alongside the Western Docks in Southampton9 viewsTuesday 22nd April 2008 during her last Cunard refit.

This was the final whole Cunard fleet meeting that QE2 took part in, which was an unplanned coincidence because QE2 was originally scheduled to drydock at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven before her sale to Dubai.

I had the day off primary school at very short notice for this.

My Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo.
Thomas HypherJan 25, 2024
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12 viewsThe Cunard bum bag my parents bought me from the aft most shop on Boat Deck (just inside from the Sport Deck area) on one of our earlier QE2 trips (2004 or 2005).

Photo taken back onboard QE2 in late January 2020 in Dubai, in cabin 1028.
Thomas HypherJul 05, 2023
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14 viewsThe letter from the Captain's Secretary inviting us up to the bridge on our last trip on QE2 in July 2008, after my Dad had written to Captain David Perkins asking if a bridge visit was possible.

Photo taken back onboard QE2 in late January 2020 in Dubai, in cabin 1028.
Thomas HypherJul 05, 2023
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Captain Signed Personal Guide13 viewsThe last QE2 Personal Guide I used on our last trip on QE2 in July 2008, a Mediterranean cruise.

Signed by Captain David Perkins along with the speed we were doing at the time and minimum speed we needed to make on the last leg back to Southampton. In true QE2 fashion we were going faster than needed.

Photo taken back onboard QE2 in late January 2020 in Dubai, in cabin 1028.
Thomas HypherJul 05, 2023
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Caronia Restaurant Baked Alaska22 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008. Our South African waiter and waitress were wonderful.Thomas HypherJun 07, 2023
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QE2 Singers And Dancers Performing "Apassionata"18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from July 2005.Thomas HypherJun 07, 2023
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Baked Alaska With The Mauretania's Seahorses17 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from July 2005.Thomas HypherJun 07, 2023
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QE2 Bathed In The Morning Sunshine17 viewsA screenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage recorded from QM2 during the final (Eastbound) tandem transatlantic between 16th and 22nd October 2008.Thomas HypherMay 12, 2023
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Departing Gibraltar With The Wonderful Funnel Illumination19 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last trip on QE2, and the last port we ever visited onboard QE2 on Monday 28th July 2008. Another bit of finality during her final season.Thomas HypherMay 12, 2023
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Funnel Wrinkles In The Early Morning Sunshine18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo taken in Vigo, Spain on Saturday 23rd October 2004.Thomas HypherMay 12, 2023
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Admiring QE2's Power and Speed From The Original One Deck Aft Windows46 viewsMy photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008.Thomas HypherApr 15, 2023
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Admirers Up Close While At Anchor In Propriano, Corsica. 27 viewsMy photo from QE2's only visit to Propriano on Thursday 24th July 2008.Thomas HypherApr 15, 2023
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8 Year Old Me Admiring QE2 In Vigo, Spain18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from Saturday 23rd October 2004.Thomas HypherApr 15, 2023
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Watching An Old Friend and Second Home In her Element17 viewsScreenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage from the final tandem transatlantic with QM2 (and QE2's last transatlantic crossing ever) between 16th October and 22nd October 2008.Thomas HypherMar 08, 2023
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A Towel Friend In Cabin 300530 viewsOne of the many happy memories from sailing on QE2. My Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008.Thomas HypherMar 08, 2023
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With QE2 In Rotterdam23 viewsFriday 4th August 2006, photo taken by either my Uncle or Auntie on my Dad's camera.Thomas HypherMar 08, 2023
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Falls and Patches14 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from at anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005.Thomas HypherFeb 19, 2023
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Aft Superstructure Repairs Visible from the Tender Pontoon14 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from at anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005.Thomas HypherFeb 19, 2023
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Patches, Filled in Windows, and Reinforcement galore28 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the last meeting of the then whole Cunard fleet that QE2 took part in on Tuesday 22nd April 2008 while undergoing her last Cunard refit, a wet dock alongside the Western Docks in Southampton. We were on a local Blue Funnel excursion vessel and I was having a day off primary school for this unplanned historic event!Thomas HypherFeb 19, 2023
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The Iconic Red And Black21 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our penultimate trip on QE2 in August 2007.Thomas HypherOct 16, 2022
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Keeping Up Appearances17 viewsMy photo of QE2's Federal Grey hull (commonly mistaken for black) being repainted in Gibraltar on Monday 25th October 2004 on our second trip on QE2.Thomas HypherOct 16, 2022
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At Anchor Off Cannes112 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) black and white edit of one of a series of photos he took from Schat Harding catamaran tender 14 returning to the ship on Saturday 23rd July 2005, on our third trip on QE2.Thomas HypherOct 16, 2022
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QE2 - Our Friend And Second Home13 viewsA photo taken by my Uncle or Auntie (Andrew or Pauline Hypher) on my Dad's camera during our visit to Rotterdam in August 2006.1 commentsThomas HypherSep 16, 2022
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Oriana - A Frequent Companion18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our third trip on QE2 in July 2005 as we departed Gibraltar. Oriana was often in port with us, be it in Southampton or overseas.Thomas HypherSep 16, 2022
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The Sleek Throughbred And Her Worthy Successor24 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the final whole Cunard fleet gathering QE2 took part in, in Southampton in April 2008. This was an unplanned and short notice event due to QE2's final Cunard refit being a wetdock alongside the Western Docks instead of the usual drydocking at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven. I had the day off Primary School for this bit of history.Thomas HypherSep 16, 2022
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Ice Sculpture at the Midnight Buffet11 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 trip.Thomas HypherMay 11, 2022
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The Wonderful Vegetable Flowers7 viewsMy Mum's (Gill Hypher's) photo from our first trip in August 2003, taken at one of the Midnight buffets.Thomas HypherMay 11, 2022
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Baked Alaska around the Sea Horses10 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 trip.Thomas HypherMay 11, 2022
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Take A Bow24 viewsMy photo from Sunday 17th August 2003 in Manhattan, taken on a disposable film camera, shortly after disembarking after our first trip on QE2 - a Westbound Transatlantic.Thomas HypherMar 05, 2022
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Sleek and Space Age Superstructure40 viewsMy photo from Vigo, Spain on Saturday 23rd October 2004, on our second trip on QE2.Thomas HypherMar 05, 2022
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Beautiful Bow Curves34 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from Vigo, Spain on Saturday 23rd October 2004, on our second trip on QE2.Thomas HypherMar 05, 2022
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Funnel reflecting on a very sunny day at anchor25 viewsMy photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008. I think this was on her only visit to Propriano, Corsica.Thomas HypherJan 06, 2022
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Moonrise in the Bay of Biscay29 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 trip.1 commentsThomas HypherJan 06, 2022
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QE2's funnel showing it's scars in the early morning sunshine29 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our second trip in October 2004.Thomas HypherJan 06, 2022
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Looking up from Five Deck, A Stairway23 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our first voyage on QE2, a Westbound Transatlantic, in August 2003.Thomas HypherNov 06, 2021
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Just below the old (and original to her build) bridge wing stairs28 viewsA photo I took of my parents on our first trip, a Westbound Transatlantic, in August 2003 when I was 6 years old. Taken on a disposable film camera.

These stairs up to each bridge wing would be removed during her 2006 refit at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven - also her last refit at the German shipyard and last drydocking in seagoing service, and last drydocking but not last refit under Cunard ownership.
Thomas HypherNov 06, 2021
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Iconic funnel coming into view from the steps up to Sun Deck35 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our first voyage on QE2, a Westbound Transatlantic, in August 2003.Thomas HypherNov 06, 2021
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About to depart from Civitavecchia22 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the evening of Tuesday 26th July 2005.

My Dad almost missed the ship just after taking this photo despite the gangway security team saying he had plenty of time to take photos. His name was called on the PA system and me and my Mum went to the Purser's Office to tell them where he was. My Dad sprinted back to the ship with his DSLR camera on the tripod as soon as he saw and heard the gangways being brought aboard getting back onboard via the last gangway.
Thomas HypherOct 04, 2021
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Preparing to sail from Gibraltar (2)30 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from Monday 28th July 2008. Our final port call ever on QE2 before returning to Southampton on our last voyage onboard.Thomas HypherOct 04, 2021
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Preparing to sail from Gibraltar (1)19 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from Monday 28th July 2008. Our final port call ever on QE2 before returning to Southampton on our last voyage onboard.Thomas HypherOct 04, 2021
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Waving from QE225 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the dockside in Malaga of my Mum and I waving at him from 90 something feet up! October 2004 Iberian cruise.Thomas HypherSep 06, 2021
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Happy family25 viewsA photo I took of my parents on our first trip, a westbound transatlantic, in August 2003 when I was 6 years old. Taken on a disposable film camera.Thomas HypherSep 06, 2021
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Where the dream started14 viewsMy first bridge visit, with the nursery, in late July 2005. This is where the dream of going to sea as a deck officer started. I was 8 years old at the time. We were speeding through a warm, calm, and very sunny Bay of Biscay at nearly 28.5 knots en-route back to Southampton after a Mediterranean cruise. QE2's headwind was immense as I was almost blown over when peaking over the leading edge of the port bridge wing whilst standing on the compass repeater platform.Thomas HypherSep 06, 2021
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Dramatic change of wind direction26 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo taken from Calshot Spit on Saturday 25th June 2005 as we watched QE2 depart Southampton with my Grandad onboard, on her Trafalgar 200 cruise.

QE2's funnel smoke went from trailing aft and slightly off to starboard, to swinging around to trailing ahead out of the funnel and to starboard, before then trailing almost vertically from the funnel in the middle of the famous "reverse S" manoeuvre past Cowes.
Thomas HypherAug 03, 2021
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At anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005 (2)34 viewsMy photo from going ashore to explore Cannes with my parents.Thomas HypherAug 03, 2021
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At anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005 (1)23 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the roof of one of the catamaran tenders as we approached QE2 after we had explored Cannes a bit.Thomas HypherAug 03, 2021
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A little bit of red framed by white and blue49 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008 in Civitavecchia. Inspired by a similar photo I saw in one of Marc-Antoine Bombail's (QE2forever's) excellent QE2 books.Thomas HypherJul 02, 2021
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White Towel Swan33 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last full day on our last voyage on QE2 in July 2008. The towel animals, made by the stewards and stewardesses, were a nice touch and a nice bit of fun over the years. Taken in cabin 3005.Thomas HypherJul 02, 2021
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White superstructure from one of the tenders18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our visit to Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005. The davit of the port side tendering pontoon looms overhead.Thomas HypherJul 02, 2021
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In her element doing what she was designed for37 viewsA screenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage of the final crossing. 16th to 22nd October 2008.Thomas HypherJun 03, 2021
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QE2's final New York departure as seen from QM2's Boat Deck31 viewsA screenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage of the event. 16th October 2008.Thomas HypherJun 03, 2021
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Dwarfed by the massive expanse of the North Atlantic28 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo taken from QM2 during QE2's final transatlantic crossing (Eastbound) 16th to 22nd October 2008.Thomas HypherJun 03, 2021
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First ever Muster Drill!25 viewsAugust 2003, aged 6. Taken in Cabin 5054. Photo taken by my Mum (Gill Hypher).Thomas HypherMay 02, 2021
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Alongside in Stavanger28 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Tuesday 1st August 2006. What looks like Tumblehome with her hull is a somewhat common optical illusion with cameras.Thomas HypherApr 03, 2021
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Iconic background!54 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Tuesday 1st August 2006 in Stavanger.Thomas HypherApr 03, 2021
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QE2 in Bergen48 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 HypherApr 03, 2021
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An iconic photo backdrop38 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our first trip, the 11th to the 17th August 2003 Westbound Transatlantic, somewhere on a very sunny and sparkling North Atlantic - it was like the Mediterranean.Thomas HypherMar 03, 2021
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Father and Son under QE2's bow in Manhattan41 viewsMy Mum's (Gill Hypher's) photo from Sunday 17th August 2003 just after our first trip on QE2 - a Westbound Transatlantic. We watched her sail from Manhattan.Thomas HypherMar 03, 2021
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Standing at QE2's stern as an 8 year old81 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the morning of Saturday 23rd October 2004 in Vigo, Spain. We had just come through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay and made up a 7 hour delay from leaving Southampton. I was glad to not be seasick every 2 minutes after a day and half of being so!Thomas HypherMar 03, 2021
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QE2 at Civitavecchia on Tuesday 26th July 2005 (3)61 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas HypherFeb 03, 2021
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QE2 at Civitavecchia on Tuesday 26th July 2005 (2)60 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas HypherFeb 03, 2021
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QE2 at Civitavecchia on Tuesday 26th July 2005 (1)44 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas HypherFeb 03, 2021
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Departing Gibraltar on Thursday 21st July 200540 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo. We were assisted, as usual in Gibraltar, by RMAS/Serco Tugs (linked to the MoD).Thomas HypherJan 03, 2021
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Departing Manhattan on Sunday 17th August 200321 viewsMy Mum's (Gill Hypher's) photo. We had disembarked after our first trip onboard and were wishing we could've been on her return Transatlantic at this point, as we'd well and truly come under QE2's spell during those 6 nights!Thomas HypherJan 03, 2021
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Departing Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 200834 viewsMy photo. Ocean Village Two and Brilliance Of The Seas departed ahead of us.Thomas HypherJan 03, 2021
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Her Denny Brown Stabilisers in action45 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2008 Bridge visit.1 commentsThomas HypherNov 02, 2020
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Whistle Control Panel48 viewsMy photo from our July 2008 bridge visit.Thomas HypherNov 02, 2020
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Port Bridge Wing manoeuvring station or "Barbecue" 32 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2008 Bridge visit where, as I've since learnt, we were shown around the bridge by Blair Skilton the officer in this photo and forum member skilly56's (Tony Skilton's) Son. It's a very small world!Thomas HypherNov 02, 2020
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Passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and into New York40 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from the January 2008 tandem crossing with Queen Victoria. All three ships of the fleet (at the time) entered New York one after another, QM2 trailing QE2 who was leading the way as was only right and proper!Thomas HypherOct 04, 2020
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Going under the 25 de Abril Bridge outbound from Lisbon31 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Thursday 2nd August 2007, on our penultimate voyage onboard.Thomas HypherOct 04, 2020
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Departing Bergen65 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Monday 31st July 2006, on our 4th voyage onboard called "Northern Odyssey" in the brochure.Thomas HypherOct 04, 2020
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Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (2)43 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our October 2004 voyage. Another photo in the series from this Bay of Biscay passage. My Dad was one of only two passengers out on deck at the time, and he was getting soaked in spray from the waves breaking over the bow but at the aft end of Boat Deck about 800 feet aft of the bow! Unfortunately I was busy being badly seasick for about a day and a half in our cabin at the bow but will never forget the motions of QE2 racing through the storm and our cabin creaking!Thomas HypherSep 02, 2020
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Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (1)34 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our October 2004 voyage. QE2 had left Southampton 7 hours late due to a very late arrival caused by the same stormy weather. We would go on to arrive in Vigo, Spain (our first port of call) on time after a day and a half of bombing along in the upper 20s of knots in what was originally scheduled to be two whole sea days. Captain McNaught definitely opened up the throttles.Thomas HypherSep 02, 2020
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Joint Winner QE2 in her element on her final transatlantic crossing75 viewsNot rough weather on this occasion but the famous North Atlantic swells were present and at times noticeable. A screenshot from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage from onboard QM2 on the final tandem crossing and QE2's final transatlantic crossing, Eastbound, between the 16th and 22nd October 2008.Thomas HypherSep 02, 2020
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Departing Rotterdam with one of several water salutes!18 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Friday 4th August 2006 (14 years ago today! - day of uploading this photo). We had a wonderful send off from Rotterdam including a choir, but almost girted the tug off our stern with our sheer power and torque even at 72rpm as we left the cruise terminal. My Uncle and Auntie watching from the dockside said the tug master only just recovered and their photos show how dicey it was. Family friend and fellow ship enthusiast Stephen Macey is in the photo.Thomas HypherAug 04, 2020
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One Deck aft, looking forward and up at those wonderful aft decks93 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from late in the evening of 25th October 2004, on our second voyage, an Iberian cruise.Thomas HypherJul 12, 2020
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Sunrise and a Swim?62 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo. Sunrise on 19th July 2005, off North West France, heading South to the Mediterranean. Note the Starboard side Jacuzzi bubbling away!Thomas HypherJul 12, 2020
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An unexpected surprise and a dream come true37 viewsLate July 2005. A surprise, very rare visit to the bridge with the onboard nursery. QE2 was going nearly 28.5 knots. Vivid memories to last a lifetime and a moment of significant influence in my life.Thomas HypherJun 03, 2020
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Nasty Surprise, a particularly smokey tug!47 viewsNot sure this tug would pass emissions laws these days ;)
It had just given us a good load of smoke to the bit beneath the bridge which had the large group of us coughing and spluttering a bit. My photo from departing Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008.
Thomas HypherJun 03, 2020
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Towel Animals, always a nice surprise!44 viewsDad's photo (James A Hypher's) photo from our last voyage onboard in July 2008. Taken in cabin 3005, note the original to 1969 mirror, light, chest of drawers, and bunk bed.Thomas HypherJun 03, 2020
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QE2's first and last visit to Propriano, Corsica63 viewsMy photo from Thursday 24th July 2008. Also our final voyage onboard.Thomas HypherMay 13, 2020
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QE2's final departure from New York (2)59 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.Thomas HypherMay 13, 2020
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QE2's final departure from New York (1)65 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 HypherMay 13, 2020
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Juxtaposed43 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, on our last voyage onboard.Thomas HypherApr 13, 2020
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Outside the Yacht Club56 viewsOctober 2004. My Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas HypherApr 13, 2020
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Table Tennis spot between the Grand Lounge and the Yacht Club57 viewsAugust 2003, Westbound Transatlantic. Our first voyage onboard QE2, we were hooked on her! Photo taken on a disposable film camera by my Dad (James A Hypher).Thomas HypherApr 13, 2020
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Lido Midnight Buffet Ice Sculpture26 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 voyage.Thomas HypherFeb 28, 2020
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Flannel Elephant22 viewsOne of several flannel animals the room steward made on our final voyage onboard in July 2008. My photo.Thomas HypherFeb 28, 2020
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"Russia"57 viewsBoat Deck, A Stairway, July 2008. My photo.
"Russia" can now be found in the terminal/lobby building in Dubai along with the same description panel (usually a Cunard Lion branded description panel) as many of the items formerly onboard, and still found onboard, also have.
Thomas HypherFeb 24, 2020
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Mooring ropes and Maintenance59 viewsMy photo, Monday 25th October 2004 in Gibraltar.Thomas HypherJan 05, 2020
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The falls and the funnel47 viewsMy photo, July 2008 - probably from our visit to Propriano, Corsica.Thomas HypherJan 05, 2020
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Lifeboat/Tender 12 on it's falls and over the side in Propriano, Corsica51 viewsThursday 24th July 2008, QE2's only visit to Propriano. My photo.Thomas HypherJan 05, 2020
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QE2's last ever visit to Monte Carlo29 viewsMy photo from our run ashore on Saturday 26th July 2008. We left the port with no fanfare or marking of the occasion, hauling anchor and blowing our whistles a bit before calmly sailing off.Thomas HypherDec 04, 2019
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QE2 anchored off Monte Carlo67 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo. Taken from a tender going ashore on the morning of Sunday 5th August 2007.Thomas HypherDec 04, 2019
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QE2 about to depart from Civitavecchia29 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from the evening of Tuesday 26th July 2005. He almost missed the ship despite being told he had plenty of time to take a few photos!Thomas HypherDec 04, 2019
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Queen Victoria From The Lido54 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from QE2's tandem transatlantic crossing with Queen Victoria in January 2008, my Auntie (Dad's sister) is sitting looking out from their table.Thomas HypherNov 17, 2019
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View from Cabin 5054 (2)50 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from our cabin on our first voyage onboard, a Westbound transatlantic in August 2003.Thomas HypherNov 17, 2019
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View from cabin 5054 (1)52 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from our cabin on our first voyage onboard, a Westbound transatlantic in August 2003.Thomas HypherNov 17, 2019
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Built like a Battleship48 viewsMy photo from our bridge visit of Tuesday 29th July 2008, whilst sailing through the Bay of Biscay enroute back to Southampton on what was our final voyage onboard. I was standing on the raised platform belonging to the port bridge wing's manoeuvring station (otherwise nicknamed a barbecue I think?), the port side compass repeater being in the foreground along with the bridge wing's leading edge weather deflector setup. My Dad happened to take a photo that shows me taking this photo hence knowing the above!Thomas HypherOct 06, 2019
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Still a working ship48 viewsMy photo from our bridge visit of Tuesday 29th July 2008, whilst sailing through the Bay of Biscay enroute back to Southampton on what was our final voyage onboard.Thomas HypherOct 06, 2019
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View ahead from the port bridge wing166 viewsMy photo from our bridge visit of Tuesday 29th July 2008, whilst sailing through the Bay of Biscay enroute back to Southampton on what was our final voyage onboard. We were going around 22 knots at the time and the weather deflectors were doing their job with our headwind allowing me to take this photo unlike my previous bridge visit when we were going over 28 knots! Thomas HypherOct 06, 2019
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QE2 in Civitavecchia41 viewsMy photo from our last voyage onboard. Friday 25th July 2008.Thomas HypherSep 02, 2019
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QE2 in Manhattan93 viewsMy photo taken as a 6 year old on a disposable film camera. Sunday 17th August 2003.Thomas HypherSep 02, 2019
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QE2 in Vigo81 viewsMy photo from Sunday 23rd October 2004.Thomas HypherSep 02, 2019
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Joint Winner Green on Boat Deck from the bridge wing74 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. Taken on our bridge visit on our last voyage in July 2008, as we sailed back to Southampton through a very sunny, warm, and calm Bay of Biscay.Thomas HypherAug 08, 2019
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Green desk in the Library149 viewsMy (unfortunately a bit blurry) photo from our penultimate voyage in August 2007.Thomas HypherAug 08, 2019
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Green in the Lido36 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. From our second voyage, an Iberian cruise, in October 2004.Thomas HypherAug 08, 2019
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Winner Source of her unique voice71 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. Taken on our penultimate voyage onboard, a Med Cruise in August 2007.Thomas HypherJul 06, 2019
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So sleek!69 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. Taken on the morning of 23rd October 2004 in Vigo, Spain. We had just arrived on time after leaving Southampton 6/7 hours late due to bad weather and passing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay at around 28 to 29 knots. QE2 was a mere couple of weeks from exceeding Aquitania's record for the longest serving Cunard Ocean Liner - she didn't look old or perform like an old ship!Thomas HypherJul 06, 2019
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Sublime, iconic, and unique87 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. Taken on the morning of 23rd October 2004 in Vigo, Spain from the dockside. We had just arrived on time after leaving Southampton 6/7 hours late due to bad weather and passing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay at around 28 to 29 knots. QE2 was a mere couple of weeks from exceeding Aquitania's record for the longest serving Cunard Ocean Liner - she didn't look old or perform like an old ship!Thomas HypherJul 06, 2019
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Looking through time37 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo (shared with permission) from our first voyage in August 2003. My Mum and me looking up A Stairway from Five Deck to my Dad on Boat Deck, a height of around 80 feet!Thomas HypherJun 23, 2019
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Winner Three Deck, the longest passenger deck!93 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo (shared with permission) from our first voyage in August 2003. QE2's flatline type sheer being very apparent!Thomas HypherJun 23, 2019
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Bathroom of Cabin 300580 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo (shared with permission) from the last full day of our last voyage in July 2008. The bathroom in this incarnation dating from QE2's late 1994 "Project Lifestyle" refit. No "barking dog" toilet here as found on modern cruise ships and QM2!Thomas HypherJun 23, 2019
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Wonderful wake and original design49 viewsOne of my own photos from our final voyage in July 2008.Thomas HypherMay 13, 2019
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July 2008 Bridge visit in the Bay of Biscay 270 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) photos from our bridge visit on our final voyage. My Dad and I rediscovered this photo and the others in the series the other day having forgotten they were taken for a decade! I am the child with the Cunard bum bag taking my own bridge photos whilst standing on the raised platform for the port-side "barbecue" outer manoeuvring station next to the leading edge of the port bridge wing.Thomas HypherMay 13, 2019
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