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Departing Manhattan on Sunday 17th August 20036 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 Hypher
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Passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and into New York2 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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Going under the 25 de Abril Bridge outbound from Lisbon0 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Thursday 2nd August 2007, on our penultimate voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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Departing Bergen2 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 Hypher
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Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (2)11 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 Hypher
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Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (1)10 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 Hypher
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QE2 in her element on her final transatlantic crossing12 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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Departing Rotterdam with one of several water salutes!9 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 Hypher
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One Deck aft, looking forward and up at those wonderful aft decks8 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 Hypher
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Sunrise and a Swim?12 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 Hypher
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An unexpected surprise and a dream come true16 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 Hypher
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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!21 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)33 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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Outside the Yacht Club16 viewsOctober 2004. My Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas Hypher
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Table Tennis spot between the Grand Lounge and the Yacht Club14 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 Hypher
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Mooring ropes and Maintenance23 viewsMy photo, Monday 25th October 2004 in Gibraltar.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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QE2 anchored off Monte Carlo20 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo. Taken from a tender going ashore on the morning of Sunday 5th August 2007.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 about to depart from Civitavecchia15 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 Hypher
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QE2 in Manhattan23 viewsMy photo taken as a 6 year old on a disposable film camera. Sunday 17th August 2003.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 in Vigo61 viewsMy photo from Sunday 23rd October 2004.Thomas Hypher
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Green on Boat Deck from the bridge wing17 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 Hypher
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Green desk in the Library33 viewsMy (unfortunately a bit blurry) photo from our penultimate voyage in August 2007.Thomas Hypher
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So sleek!34 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 Hypher
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Sublime, iconic, and unique28 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 Hypher
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Wonderful wake and original design22 viewsOne of my own photos from our final voyage in July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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July 2008 Bridge visit in the Bay of Biscay 233 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 Hypher
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July 2008 Bridge visit in the Bay of Biscay 123 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!Thomas Hypher
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Repainting the starboard anchor14 viewsMy photo from Monday 25th October 2004 whilst docked in Gibraltar.Thomas Hypher
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One of the excellent towel animals39 viewsMy photo taken in July 2008 (and almost a selfie with the cabin mirror). On at least two of our voyages (2007 and 2008) the cabin steward/stewardess made towel animals and they were always very appreciated!Thomas Hypher
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I spy the Cunard House Flag19 viewsI took this photo on the afternoon of Thursday 24th July 2008 whilst QE2 was anchored in the bay at Propriano, Corsica on her only visit there.Thomas Hypher
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Smokey Tug helping out at Civitavecchia21 viewsMy digital photo from Friday 25th July 2008 as we departed Civitavecchia after MV Ocean Village Two and GTV Brilliance of the Seas on our last voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 departing New York to return to Southampton20 viewsMy film photo taken as a 6 year old showing her departure of Sunday 17th August 2003 with the ever present and famous Moran Tugs helping out. We were wishing we were on her for the return at this point having very much caught the QE2 bug on the crossing!Thomas Hypher
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Passing Fawley Oil Refinery at the start of a Westbound transatlantic12 viewsMy film photo of us passing Fawley Oil Refinery on Monday 11th August 2003 at the start of our first voyage onboard. I was 6 years old when taking this photo.Thomas Hypher
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First transatlantic and voyage, August 2003 214 viewsMe and my Mum at the bottom of "A" Stairway on Five Deck - my Dad took the photo from on Boat Deck around 80 feet above.Thomas Hypher
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My first emergency drill, August 200314 viewsOne of my Mum's photos from our first voyage, a Westbound transatlantic. I was 6 years old, nearly 7. Fond memories from just before my Mum's MS started rearing its ugly head.Thomas Hypher
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Aquitania cut-away model in the Library July/August 200739 viewsOne of only four poor quality photos I took in, or of the library and bookshop over the years. Fond memories of the library and bookshop nevertheless.Thomas Hypher
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Bookshop July/August 200731 viewsOne of only four poor quality photos I took in, or of the library and bookshop over the years. Fond memories of the library and bookshop nevertheless.Thomas Hypher
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Library July/August 200734 viewsOne of only four poor quality photos I took in, or of the library and bookshop over the years. Fond memories of the library and bookshop nevertheless.Thomas Hypher
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Liner in the Sun15 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, Italy (the port for Rome). Thomas Hypher
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Iconic funnel!14 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, Italy (the port for Rome).Thomas Hypher
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Smoky and alive12 viewsMy photo from Thursday 24th July 2008 and QE2's only visit to Propriano, an anchor port, in 39 years at sea.Thomas Hypher
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Doing what she did best (being a seagoing ship)14 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008. Taken from the portside bridge wing on my second bridge visit to date.Thomas Hypher
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Ocean Liner prow and crest!19 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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Iconic!18 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008. Taken from the dockside in Civitavecchia.2 commentsThomas Hypher
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Controlled chaos and the Captain's chair24 viewsMy first visit to QE2's bridge, a special occasion with the children's club (wasn't something that happened on any other voyage I was on or normally for that matter with the children's club). Somewhere in a calm, sunny, and warm Bay of Biscay (out of character!) in late July 2005 heading back to Southampton after cruising the Med.Thomas Hypher
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At the wheel whilst going 28.3/4 knots!25 viewsMy first visit to QE2's bridge, a special occasion with the children's club (wasn't something that happened on any other voyage I was on or normally for that matter with the children's club). Somewhere in a calm, sunny, and warm Bay of Biscay (out of character!) in late July 2005 heading back to Southampton after cruising the Med.Thomas Hypher
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The original horn/whistle panel (as far as I know)24 viewsNot necessarily in it's original location on the Bridge, but cannot confirm. Juxtaposed with modern bridge equipment. My photo from July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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I spy with my little eye, something beginning with "Q"18 viewsMy own photo of QE2 in Lisbon (me and my parents were on a coach tour of the city and area) on Thursday 2nd August 2007. Spectacular suspension bridge and river (my favourite port on QE2).
Thomas Hypher
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From the top of the rock, Gibraltar, Monday 25th October 200419 viewsMy own photoThomas Hypher
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At Monte Carlo/Monaco, Saturday 26th July 2008 (final visit)27 viewsMy own very wonky photo from near to the Monte Carlo/Monaco shoreline.Thomas Hypher
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At Monte Carlo/Monaco, Sunday 5th August 200724 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) many excellent photos (uploaded with permission as usual).Thomas Hypher
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At Cannes from one of the Schat-Harding Catamaran tenders, Sunday 23rd July 200527 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) many excellent photos (uploaded with permission as usual). Approaching QE2 after time ashore.Thomas Hypher
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At Cannes from one of the Schat-Harding Catamaran tenders, Sunday 23rd July 200524 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) many excellent photos (uploaded with permission as usual).Thomas Hypher
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July 2005, a speed you don't see anymore!44 views1st Bridge visit.1 commentsThomas Hypher
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July 2008, most of the Bridge, looking to Starboard53 views2nd Bridge visit to date.Thomas Hypher
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July 2008, view from the Port bridge wing over her sleek bow32 views2nd Bridge visit to date.Thomas Hypher
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Many coats of paint, many years active service, photo by my Dad35 viewsTaken on our first QE2 trip, a Westbound Transatlantic in August 2003. The weather was calm and sunny and the North Atlantic glistened a lot like the Mediterranean.Thomas Hypher
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Growing marks, photo by my Dad32 viewsTaken on our family's July/August 2007 Mediterranean cruise. The file title alludes to the fact the original funnel was significantly altered to make her post 1987 refit funnel, becoming bigger.Thomas Hypher
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Aluminium patches and blanked out windows, taken by my Dad28 viewsSaturday 23rd October 2004 at 08:51 in Vigo, Spain.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 in Dubai, November 2010227 viewsSeen in her new location, in the Inner Harbour at Port Rashid (to leave more room in the Outer Harbour for visiting cruise ships). Smoke still coming from her mighty funnel2 commentsRob Lightbody
   
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