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Offline Twynkle

What from onboard would we rescue?
« on: Feb 12, 2009, 05:50 PM »
This list could be very long...and proof of our interest!

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Offline pete cain

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 12, 2009, 07:13 PM »
The past 40 years,wrapped up like a mummy & preserved for 2,000 years so future generations can see what we are mourning(and celebrating)

Offline Andy F

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 12, 2009, 11:15 PM »
Hmm an interesting one that Pete.  Aside from the ship herself obviously, if I had to pick something to rescue then I think it would be either the heritage collection, Asprey silver QE2 model from the Midships Lobby or Queen Mary piano possibly.
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Offline singlemalt

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2009, 12:41 AM »
ALL OF IT!!!!
okay, would be prepared to accept changes due to SOLAS regs >>>> accommodation on lower decks if needed to meet new criteria but keep public rooms / restaurants/ areas etc.

 I want my ship back - either floating or moored in suitable location as visitor centre / floating hotel, engine room etc. intact as visitor areas >>> if she cannot be on the high seas. Southampton? Clyde? Somewhere else?
As long as she is intact - mostly!!

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Offline Mauretania1907

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:40 AM »
Just today I learned that an telegraph from the original Mauretania was sold with all the rest of the British maritime memorabilia aboard. I AM SO HACKED OFF WITH CARNIVALl. Not only our beautiful ship, but all her many treasures, which I do hope Nakheel are not 'forced' to sell of piecemeal to get their money's worth back. Also, I think they sold the Queen's and Queen Mother's standards, which have been aboard for years, but which I thought were the property of the Royal Family. What an insult!!!! I am so furious that I am about to blow my stack (all four of them, so stand clear) >:(

Offline pete cain

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2009, 07:47 PM »
I think single malt has me weighed up she says it all thanks pete

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Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 14, 2009, 04:31 AM »
Just today I learned that an telegraph from the original Mauretania was sold with all the rest of the British maritime memorabilia aboard. I AM SO HACKED OFF WITH CARNIVALl. Not only our beautiful ship, but all her many treasures, which I do hope Nakheel are not 'forced' to sell of piecemeal to get their money's worth back. Also, I think they sold the Queen's and Queen Mother's standards, which have been aboard for years, but which I thought were the property of the Royal Family. What an insult!!!! I am so furious that I am about to blow my stack (all four of them, so stand clear) >:(
Mauretania1907,You are so justified in blowing your stack (all 4 of them).I'm very angry myself.I thought Dubai World wanted to keep all of that Cunard memorabilia aboard the QE2.Was the large Mauretania model sold also? The large Mauretania model,the Mauretania's telegraph and the model of the first Queen Mary would have looked great aboard the QM2. Regards,Jerry

Offline Chris

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 14, 2009, 06:33 AM »
Southampton? Clyde? Somewhere else?


Sydney Harbour! :)
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Offline Chris

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 14, 2009, 06:39 AM »
Also, I think they sold the Queen's and Queen Mother's standards, which have been aboard for years, but which I thought were the property of the Royal Family.

I was under the impression that the standards were removed before she sailed from Southampton.

The Mauretania painting on Quarter Deck was given to the people of Newcastle during a farewell visit there.

PS. Did you know - the large Mauretania model on Quarter Deck was actually originally that of the Lusitania - after Lusitania sunk it was "refurbished" to resemble the Mauretania - however there were always tell-tale signs of its origin when inspecting it closely - especially around the bridge.
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Offline Mauretania1907

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 14, 2009, 07:37 AM »
To my knowledge Dubai still retain aLL the artifacts, and intend to place them in a museum, either onboard, or near the ship. That is what I believe, correct me if I'm wrong. However, I was specualating IF the whole hotel thing does not go ahead, Nakheel would possibly want to recoup their losses, one way would be to sell the artifacts off. I must make it clear that they have NOT onsold anything, and I hope the collection is held entire, which is what they want to do.
As for the Mauretania/Lusitania model, I did know it was the Lucy, one tell-tale part is the front of the bridge. Also, I did think the Queen's standards were returned to the Royal Family, but have been told otherwise in a different forum.
What would I rescue? Oh, everything, including QE2 herself.

Offline Chris

Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2009, 09:43 AM »
What would I rescue? Oh, everything, including QE2 herself.

Hear hear!
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Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 14, 2009, 11:59 AM »
I was under the impression that the standards were removed before she sailed from Southampton.

Myles (CunardQueen) sent me a photo of the Queens Room display cases minus the standards on the day she left Southampton for the last time.  Such a shame, because the entire room was very cleverly based on the colours in the standards.
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Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 14, 2009, 12:10 PM »
I would like to re-create some of the rooms.

I'd like to create a real public bar that was a clone of the Chart Room bar.
I'd like to take an entire cabin - a typical ex-1st class one like in the middle of 2 and 3 decks - and recreate in Glasgow's transport museum exactly.  It would also be nice to recreate the tiniest cabin and maybe also a crew cabin.
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Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 14, 2009, 07:58 PM »
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I was under the impression that the standards were removed before she sailed from Southampton.


The Queen Mary life ring outside the yacht club G stairs was missing, lm sure  it was removed in NY
And the items on display outside the Computer center were replaced with framed menus from the round uk voyage.
And there was considerable filming going on at the paintings of the Queen and Duke that are situated outside the stairs on the theatre balcony.
I saw this myself on the intransit day between the round uk and crossings.
It was so nice to have the QE2 to myself, but with 2 others :-X we had a cavalcade to end all cavalcades... started with the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth suites and worked down from there.
The suites were lovely, l always wanted to see them and never thought l would, but l must admit not as big as l imagined, from watching the Alan Whicker fast boat to china (1983) and seeing him interviewing Nigel Broakes on that long couch l always imagined them to be much bigger,and the ratafan furniture in the tiny sun room before you go onto the front balcony was amusing. the views from up there were something else and overloking the bridge wings, for all that luxury, they had a fold away bed ready for use and personalised stationary, fridge full of soft drinks.
Being nosey l opened doors etc and had the chance to see the base of the mast (how easily pleased am l)

The Queen Anne was another nice room, but having said all that when you actually study the rooms/suites you can see lots of signs of wear and tear water damage etc. the pantry was packed full of various things.
A few years ago l do remember a late night visit to one of the suites and thinking just how worn and tired it looked.

Interestingly the ships log books all went to John Moors in liverpool for archiving and safe keeping and the official log books are the property of the MCA and have been returned to the Registrar General of shipping and seamen in Cardiff   
On then to see some of the other suites and cabins on various decks, and before we knew it the peace and quietness of QE2 was being broken by the embarking passengers. Intransit lunch was in the Caronia with a good number of passengers carrying on to do the westbound crossing as well .
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Re: Including QE2, what from onboard would we rescue?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 15, 2009, 12:03 PM »
A few years ago l do remember a late night visit to one of the suites and thinking just how worn and tired it looked.

Warwick's book, written when she was still in her prime, says that all the suites were gutted every few years and rebuilt as-new, and to be honest there was no excuse not to do this when they were earning so much money from them, and there was nothing original in there to worry about!  Shame on them for not keeping them top-notch to the end.

Our 3 deck midships cabin last summer was absolutely immaculate, except for very minor things like the picture frame needing replaced and the original leather cover on the rail under the portholes needing re-glued down, but all the original wood work and fittings and the lovely ceiling was all tip-top.
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