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Departing Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 20086 viewsMy photo. Ocean Village Two and Brilliance Of The Seas departed ahead of us.Thomas Hypher
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Her Denny Brown Stabilisers in action7 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2008 Bridge visit.1 commentsThomas Hypher
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Whistle Control Panel5 viewsMy photo from our July 2008 bridge visit.Thomas Hypher
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Port Bridge Wing manoeuvring station or "Barbecue" 8 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 Hypher
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Passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and into New York3 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 Hypher
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QE2 in her element on her final transatlantic crossing13 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 Hypher
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Tugboat Ayton Cross escorts QE2 into the Clyde10 views4th October 2008. Taken from MV BalmoralRob Lightbody
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Nasty Surprise, a particularly smokey tug!16 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 Hypher
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Towel Animals, always a nice surprise!22 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 Hypher
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QE2's first and last visit to Propriano, Corsica30 viewsMy photo from Thursday 24th July 2008. Also our final voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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QE2's final departure from New York (2)30 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 Hypher
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QE2's final departure from New York (1)34 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 Hypher
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Juxtaposed15 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, on our last voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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HRH Duke of Edinburgh 11 Nov 200823 viewsCunarder Man
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A lot of famous faces aboard - observing QM251 viewsOct. 15, 2008Hamburger
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Flannel Elephant12 viewsOne of several flannel animals the room steward made on our final voyage onboard in July 2008. My photo.Thomas Hypher
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"Russia"16 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 Hypher
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The falls and the funnel23 viewsMy photo, July 2008 - probably from our visit to Propriano, Corsica.Thomas Hypher
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Lifeboat/Tender 12 on it's falls and over the side in Propriano, Corsica15 viewsThursday 24th July 2008, QE2's only visit to Propriano. My photo.Thomas Hypher
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QE2's last ever visit to Monte Carlo14 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 Hypher
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24 views...and finally almost ready to leave
Southampton 11.11.2008
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47 viewsQE2 11.11.2008 - Bunkering, for the last time in the UK.Twynkle
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Southampton 11th November 24 viewscunardqueen
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QE2 docking in Liverpool 2008.25 viewsHer last call to the Port of Liverpool.shipnshore
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QE2 and Tugs on the River Mersey.43 viewsHer final call to Liverpool.shipnshore
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Liverpool Calling.23 viewsFinal call to Liverpool in 2008.shipnshore
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St John 200826 viewsQE2 at St John, Newfoundland 26 September 2008QE2postcards
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In Quebec22 views23 September 2008.Isabelle Prondzynski
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30 viewsOn her last ever visit to Liverpool IN October 2008 the QE2 is moored next to the three Graces at the Liverpool waterfrontcaledonia
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22 viewsThe QE2's last ever visit to Tromso in June 2008caledonia
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QE2 in Civitavecchia19 viewsMy photo from our last voyage onboard. Friday 25th July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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Enjoying the view from the Observation Platform 25 viewsUsually only sea and sky but that is enough - taken 20/10/08 final Transatlantic Barumfox
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Job done and standing by as we depart!15 viewsMy photo of the tug that assisted our departure from Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008. MV Bleu de France (now MV Saga Sapphire and originally MV Europa) and MV Ocean Dream (originally Carnival's first ever newbuild, MV Tropicale) are docked in the background.Thomas Hypher
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Picking up the slack on our line!9 viewsMy photo of the tug that assisted our departure from Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008 as it reversed and was even more smoky!Thomas Hypher
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About to get a lung full of exhaust!13 viewsMy photo of the tug that assisted our departure from Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008 as she was coming to take our line at the bow.Thomas Hypher
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Departing Civitavecchia, July 200839 viewsA port tug (which was very smoky at times), Bleu de France (ex Europa, currently Saga Sapphire), and Ocean Dream (ex Tropicale). My photo.Thomas Hypher
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Paying off Pennant28 viewsFinal NY departure 16th October 2008Barumfox
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Under the cranes16 viewsQE2 in Greenock, 5 October 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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One gun salute!17 viewsDubrovnik July 2008Pete Hamill
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Under escort19 viewsQE2 coming up the Clyde towards Greenock for the last time escorted by HMS Manchester and Balmoral.Pete Hamill
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Passing Cloch lighthouse19 viewsQE2 passing Cloch lighthouse on her way to Greenock for the last time on 5th October 2008. Fire tug and Balmoral in the background.Pete Hamill
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QE2 docks in Greenock for the last ever time, 6th of October 200842 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 Lightbody
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QE2 Arriving in the Clyde for the final time, October 6th 200831 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 Lightbody
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47 viewsAnd...anchored in Corfu_07.07.2008skilly56
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40 viewsAnchored in Corfu_07.07.2008skilly56
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Farewell to The Legend55 viewsGreenock, October 2008Pete Hamill
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The Love Everyone had for her (Nov 2008)23 viewsElphaba
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Racing HMS Manchester to Greenock54 viewsFinal visit 2008Pete Hamill
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Proudly waving14 viewsCunarder Man
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Liverbird and mast41 viewsComplete with the paying off pennant.shipnshore
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Greenock Farewell35 viewsGreenock, October 5th, 2008Pete Hamill
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Home from Home47 viewsFarewell visit October 2008Pete Hamill
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A Legend comes home32 viewsFarewell visit to the Clyde October 2008Pete Hamill
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looking out of the walls of Dubrovnic, May 200823 viewsLegend in a legendary landscape 2008pete cain
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Everyone out on the staggered decks30 viewsQE2's homecoming on the Clyde, 5 October 2008.Isabelle Prondzynski
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Room for a small one?21 viewsHome for the last time, October 2008Pete Hamill
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Where else?19 viewsPassing the Cloch lighthouse for the last time, October 20081 commentsPete Hamill
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710th and final call to New York24 views16 October, 2008Stowaway2k
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The race is on!39 viewsBalmoral following QE2 upriver on her last visit to the ClydePete Hamill
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Last visit to the Clyde with Naval escort30 viewsPete Hamill
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The last sail away from New York34 viewscunardqueen
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QE2: The Very Last Time in Honolulu Hawaii_133 viewsThis was the last time I saw the majestic liner, docked at Honolulu Harbor's Pier 2 on March 25, 2008. Doesn't she look just wonderful in the bright sunny Hawaiian sunlight? There must be some reason why one of her lifeboats was being lowered the afternoon I shot this.Mel
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QE2: The Very Last Time in Honolulu Hawaii_238 viewsThis was the last time I saw the majestic liner, docked at Honolulu Harbor's Pier 2 on March 25, 2008. Doesn't she look just wonderful in the morning Hawaiian sunlight? Mel
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QE2: The Very Last Time in Honolulu Hawaii_335 viewsThis was the last time I saw the majestic liner, docked at Honolulu Harbor's Pier 2 on March 25, 2008. Doesn't she look just wonderful in the bright sunny Hawaiian sunlight? Mel
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72 views"The Leaving of Liverpool". The emotional final farewell to the Queen of the Oceans from where she was conceived. shipnshore
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Final Departure from QE2 as a passenger October 22nd 2008 50 viewscunardqueen
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far away...45 viewsmy final shot
QE2 leaving New York, 17. October 2008
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a last glimpse...51 viewspart of my final shot
QE2 leaving New York, 17. October 2008
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clear lines - perfect Liner100 viewsOctober 2008Hamburger
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A Hot and Sunny Day in Honolulu55 viewsHer last stop in Hawaii, March 2008.Mel
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Paying Off58 viewsStowaway2k
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Clydebuilt 2 : Arrival after her final westbound crossing80 viewsFinal westbound crossing, 16.10.2008.The QE2 Story Administrator
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Clydebuilt 2 : The Apple stretching and yawning51 viewsFinal westbound crossing, 16.10.2008.The QE2 Story Administrator
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Clydebuilt 2 : Arrival at Pier 9049 viewsFinal westbound crossing, 16.10.2008.The QE2 Story Administrator
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QE2 in NYC January 13 200852 viewsCunarder Man
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New Big Sister - Together in NY 200866 viewsNew Big Sister - Together in NY 2008Seagreen
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Final Departure from New York, passing the Statute of Liberty48 viewsEd1000
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Final Departure from New York, with QM249 viewsEd1000
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47 viewsDocked in New York, 16 October 2008Ed1000
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Manhattan Pier50 viewsSeptember 16, 2008, on her final Autumn Colors cruise.highlander0108
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Two Icons53 viewsOctober 16, 2008highlander0108
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Final Departure on the Hudson52 viewsBacking out of the pier, on the Hudson, October 16, 2008.highlander0108
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Final departure56 views17.10.2008Hamburger
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Security warning - keep 50 metres away63 views16.10.2008Hamburger
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"Right through the very heart of it, New York New York"77 viewsJanuary 2008Stowaway2k
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Brass band playing for final call at Stavanger, 200856 viewsTwynkle
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Tall Ship's crew salute QE2, from the Boat Deck, Flåmm, Norway, 200853 viewsTwynkle
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Villagers of Flåmm from the 'Bit Beneath the Bridge', 200861 viewsTwynkle
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Last Visit to the the Clyde at Greenock, Sunday 5th October 200842 viewsGrill Britannia
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QE2 attracts (slightly off) shoreside crowd (of much smaller boats)49 viewsQE2's last visit to the Clyde at Greenock on Sunday 5th October 2008 attracted crowds both on the quayside and also on the Clyde itself.Grill Britannia
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Last visit to Trieste, Thursday 10th July 200846 viewsLarge crowds on the shoreside with a local band on the quayside (starboard).Grill Britannia
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Final call to The Clyde46 viewsCunarder Man
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Playing for QE266 viewsSt John, New Brunswick 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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A Scottish reception for QE271 viewsSt John, New Brunswick 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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74 viewsfrazscot
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55 viewsFar From A Maddening Crowd.
Her final call to Liverpool.
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The Leaving of Liverpool41 viewsHer final emotional sail away from Liverpoolshipnshore
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one day before arrival at NY66 views15. Oct. 2008, Tandem with QM2, final transatlantic crossing westboundHamburger
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moderate swell76 views11. Oct. 2008, Tandem with QM2, final transatlantic crossing westboundHamburger
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golden QE272 views10. Oct. 2008, near Calshot, Tandem with QM2, final transatlantic crossing westbound1 commentsHamburger
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The Final departure from New York casts a shadow ....104 viewscunardqueen
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Leaving Australia for good.36 viewsThe sun sets into the Indian Ocean as QE2 leaves Australian shores for the last time.Peter Fitness
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Her last trip home.62 viewsfrazscot
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QE2's Last visit to the River Clyde on Sunday 5th October 200883 viewsThis photo was taken whilst the QE2 was sailing up the River Clyde on her final visit to Greenock. The photo was taken from MV Balmoral which had sailed down from Greenock to escort QE2 along with a considerable number of other vessels. The photo was taken with my KONICA MINOLTA DYNAX 5D DSLR camera.Grill Britannia
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QE2 moored at Valletta cruise terminal, Malta on Saturday 12th July 2008109 viewsThis was the penultimate port of call on our Mediterranean Splendour cruise 2nd-17th July 2008 during QE2's final season. As she was moored port side, I was also able to get a photo of the window of our port side cabin. The photo was taken with my KONICA MINOLTA DYNAX 5D DSLR camera.Grill Britannia
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QE2 moored at Lisbon, Portugal on Friday 4th July 200889 viewsThis was the first port of call on our Mediterranean Splendour cruise 2nd-17th July 2008 during QE2's final season. It was also my first chance to get an exterior up close photo. The 25th of April Bridge is partially visible on left of the photo. The photo was taken with my KONICA MINOLTA DYNAX 5D DSLR camera.Grill Britannia
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Final Farewell in St. John's, New Brunswick322 viewsPia
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QE2 at Quebec.88 viewsQE2 last call QuebecQE2postcards
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New York, 13 January 200872 viewsat the completion of her final winter crossingStowaway2k
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710189 viewsUpon completing her penultimate transatlantic crossing, QE2 is about to tie up in New York for the 710th and final time.Stowaway2k
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Fin127 viewsQE2's closing moments as a transatlantic liner, as seen late in the last night of her final crossing.Stowaway2k
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QE2 at twilight157 viewsfinal transatlantic crossing westbound 11.10.2008Hamburger
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Farewell Our Queen - Oct 5th 200872 viewsThe poster says it all....Alistair
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Flags on the Water - Oct 5th 2008128 viewsBoats bedecked with flags bustling about as QE2 is turned for dockingAlistair
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Arriving in Greenock178 viewsOctober 20081 commentsEd1000
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QE2 Final Eastbound Transatlantic Crossing148 viewssolentwater
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QE2 Open Wings95 viewsQE2 saying goodbye to Queen Victoria with open wings!Cunarder Man
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Last day in Greenock - flying the flag118 viewsStudy of the bridge wings and the never ending paying-off pennant flying proudly in the breeze.Alistair
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Barrie Evans 2 : QE2 in the Bay of Biscay, 10 November 200873 viewsReturn from her very last cruise, one day before her departure for Dubai.1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski
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Tyne Turbine 2 : QE2 Final Arrival at Greenock120 views5 October 2008Tyne Turbine
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