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Offline CasinoChris

Freak Waves
« on: Oct 18, 2009, 08:36 PM »
Hi There,
anyone remember the freak wave of 89? This was during a transatlantic crossing, I was off duty in my cabin when at about 1 to 2 am it felt like somebody lifted the ship out of the water and dropped it!!! I ran into the corridor expecting to see water flooding in as I thought we had hit something. There was a second wave a few minutes later that further reduced my cabin to a shambles. One of the bridge officers told me next morning told me that there was little damage except for the dissappearance of the 2 Ton foghorn on the bow....it was later found on top of the penthouse cabins.
A testimony to the seaworthiness of the QE2
Chris - Casino Slot Tech 1988 to 1991



odkbull

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Re: Freak Waves
« Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2010, 03:18 AM »
I remember Hurricane Louis hitting us with quite a wave in 95/96. I was in the disco at the time. When it hit, it felt like the ship would break in two. But, the noble Queen held together. The focsle deck was knocked in a foot and a half. Pretty intense.

Offline Sam Warwick

Re: Freak Waves
« Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2010, 01:43 PM »
Here's a copy of the certificate from the hurricane Luis wave in 1995:
http://www.qe2.org.uk/luis.html
I was also in the Yacht Club when the wave hit!

Sam

Offline Bruno

Re: Freak Waves
« Reply #3 on: Mar 09, 2010, 05:50 AM »
That happened just a month before I joined and we could still see the damage at the front of the ship and and all the stories that went with it...

 

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