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Offline Thomas Hypher

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Re: QE2 Cargo Cranes
« Reply #30 on: Nov 02, 2017, 10:03 AM »
Sorry Thomas: My notes say that the crane was removed during the second Hamburg refit of 1992 (20 November - 12 December).

I probably wasn't very clear in my earlier posts, you are definitely the most knowledgeable QE2 fan/person out there with your excellent written records and memory  :)  .

Was the second Hamburg refit the one where Echo engine was replaced? I seem to remember reading "Son of Echo" wasn't ready when she had her Martha's Vineyard damage repaired - so she returned a couple/few months later as was pre-planned anyway (her bi-annual overhaul/refit - since switching from annual in the 1970s or 1980s).
« Last Edit: Nov 02, 2017, 12:02 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 Cargo Cranes
« Reply #31 on: Nov 02, 2017, 10:08 AM »
Yes you are correct - the Son of Echo was not ready for when QE2 was being repaired in Hamburg after her Grounding (8 September - 2 October 1992) so Cunard still had to proceed with the planned refit.

 

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