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The QE2's Story (in-service) => The QE2 herself => Features of the QE2 => Topic started by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 18, 2017, 12:59 PM

Title: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 18, 2017, 12:59 PM
When QE2 was created, on both sides of the boat deck, she featured a large set of lovely tall oval windows looking out over the boat deck to sea.  These let light into the upper area of the Double Up room.

Below are a sample of photos, but there are more on this forum once I find them...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3596/3493486755_b8c98995ed.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6jH2Ug)1969 - 35 (https://flic.kr/p/6jH2Ug) by reltco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/33120597@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3605/3493486517_85887533b6.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6jH2Qa)1969 - 036 (https://flic.kr/p/6jH2Qa) by reltco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/33120597@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3335/3494303920_a7dc704128.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/6jMdPj)Misc 1969 Trip - 037 (https://flic.kr/p/6jMdPj) by reltco (https://www.flickr.com/photos/33120597@N03/), on Flickr

(http://www.roblightbody.com/uploads/4/4/7/3/44735669/6040543_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Michael Gallagher on Nov 18, 2017, 01:16 PM
I counted 52 windows (26 on each side) of the Double Up Room (Boat Deck level) on builder’s plans so it assumed that is how many of the ‘sausage-shaped’ windows were in place in 1969.

In 2006 I counted 17 ‘sausage-shaped’ windows on each side. All but two on each side were covered.
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Isabelle Prondzynski on Nov 18, 2017, 01:54 PM
They are now hidden behind the shops on the upper gallery of the Grand Lounge. Once the shops were set up, some of the previously open windows were presumably blocked out in this way. Pete Cain's photo below shows the other window frames, which must have been filled with glass when the Double Up room operated :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10041/normal_DSCN1167.JPG)

I counted 52 windows (26 on each side) of the Double Up Room (Boat Deck level) on builder’s plans so it assumed that is how many of the ‘sausage-shaped’ windows were in place in 1969.

In 2006 I counted 17 ‘sausage-shaped’ windows on each side. All but two on each side were covered.

I wonder what happened the other 9 windows on each side, which seem to have completely disappeared?
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: pete cain on Nov 18, 2017, 03:56 PM
 Isabelle, I often found myself wondering & still do, if these were blocked up to help aleviate the metal fatigue  she was suffering , I bet they could be opened up again now her sea days seem to be over . Got another somewhere from inside the conference room I'l post it when it's found..
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: trevorc on Nov 18, 2017, 04:25 PM
They are now hidden behind the shops on the upper gallery of the Grand Lounge. Once the shops were set up, some of the previously open windows were presumably blocked out in this way. Pete Cain's photo below shows the other window frames, which must have been filled with glass when the Double Up room operated :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10041/normal_DSCN1167.JPG)

I wonder what happened the other 9 windows on each side, which seem to have completely disappeared?
Those are the ones I was talking about!
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Nov 18, 2017, 04:39 PM
Here's a photo of outside the boardroom

"QE2's Boardroom (Outside)" by Rob Lightbody: https://flickr.com/photos/20215714@N00/4222951125

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4045/4222951125_e560a1fc2a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7raJfa)
QE2's Boardroom (Outside) (https://flic.kr/p/7raJfa) by Rob Lightbody (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lightbody/), on Flickr
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Nov 18, 2017, 05:04 PM
Here's a photo of outside the boardroom

"QE2's Boardroom (Outside)" by Rob Lightbody: https://flickr.com/photos/20215714@N00/4222951125

The Queen's Grill lounge was the other side I take it?
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: pete cain on Nov 18, 2017, 05:22 PM
here we go
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Nov 18, 2017, 05:39 PM
here we go

I spy the lift up to the penthouses...a vivid memory for sure!
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Bob van Leeuwen on Nov 18, 2017, 07:02 PM
Is it me, ore do those windows look like they could provide a lot of natural light into a room, but also still give some privacy when required, but all doing it in a rather splendid looking way.
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Nov 18, 2017, 07:27 PM
Is it me, ore do those windows look like they could provide a lot of natural light into a room, but also still give some privacy when required, but all doing it in a rather splendid looking way.

In many ways yes, although us "commoner's" could still gawk at the Queen's Grill class as we walked past - I remember that lol - see them having their afternoon tea etc.
Title: Re: QE2 Tall oval windows on the boat deck
Post by: Peter Mugridge on Nov 18, 2017, 09:18 PM
They are now hidden behind the shops on the upper gallery of the Grand Lounge. Once the shops were set up, some of the previously open windows were presumably blocked out in this way. Pete Cain's photo below shows the other window frames, which must have been filled with glass when the Double Up room operated :

(https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/albums/userpics/10041/normal_DSCN1167.JPG)

I wonder what happened the other 9 windows on each side, which seem to have completely disappeared?

Two of those have big patches above them - presumably related to this:

...I often found myself wondering & still do, if these were blocked up to help aleviate the metal fatigue  she was suffering...