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Offline highlander0108

Clever Nod to the Past
« on: Feb 20, 2011, 09:10 PM »
Most of us probably are aware of the bits and pieces of other great liners Stephen Payne drew inspiration from such as the breakwater from the Normandie.  I spent 10 days onboard and just discovered this little nod to the past, which I have written up on my blog.  I can't believe this went unknoticed until I was reviewing my photos.

http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/2011/02/stephen-paynes-clever-nod-to-past.html

I know that these bumpouts were pointed out here being on the Saga Ruby (Caronia), but I could not find the post.  Either way, I completely forgot about this feature on QM2.  Here's a cropped shot of the Ruby when she was last in NYC.
"There will never be another one like her" QE2's last Master Ian McNaught
My Blog:  http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/

Online Michael Gallagher

Re: Clever Nod to the Past
« Reply #1 on: Feb 20, 2011, 09:30 PM »
Ken

Several features from past ships were incorporated into the design of QM2.

The 'bumpout': Vistafjord (Caronia / Saga Ruby) and Sagafjord (Sage Rose).

QM2 forward superstructure: modelled on Queen Mary
QM2 whaleback: modelled on Normandie
QM2 bow, mast and funnel: modelled on QE2
QM2 aft masts: modelled on France

And I think something was modelled on Rotterdam but I can't remember what now.

Michael

Offline Clydebuilt1971

Re: Clever Nod to the Past
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22, 2011, 01:09 PM »
Most of us probably are aware of the bits and pieces of other great liners Stephen Payne drew inspiration from such as the breakwater from the Normandie.  I spent 10 days onboard and just discovered this little nod to the past, which I have written up on my blog.  I can't believe this went unknoticed until I was reviewing my photos.

http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/2011/02/stephen-paynes-clever-nod-to-past.html

I know that these bumpouts were pointed out here being on the Saga Ruby (Caronia), but I could not find the post.  Either way, I completely forgot about this feature on QM2.  Here's a cropped shot of the Ruby when she was last in NYC.
(Image removed from quote.)

Nice article - I stood on the port "bumpout" filming us crossing the atlantic at 30knts in 2009. Quite an experience when you're actually outwith the hull line.

 ;D

Gav

Online Bob C.

Re: Clever Nod to the Past
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22, 2011, 05:38 PM »
I'm wondering how much of this is a nod to the past and how much of it is functionality.  Stern wings on older ships were used to assist in mooring the ship (extra set of eyes aft). 

Does any one know if these are manned by the crew when docking?

Offline highlander0108

Re: Clever Nod to the Past
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22, 2011, 10:41 PM »
I'm wondering how much of this is a nod to the past and how much of it is functionality.  Stern wings on older ships were used to assist in mooring the ship (extra set of eyes aft). 

Does any one know if these are manned by the crew when docking?

The one time I was briefly back at the stern for a sailaway on my only cruise onboard QM2, I did not see any crew on the passenger decks.  All other times I was on the bridge.  I will look at some of my photos though, since I took plenty looking back towards the stern from the bridge wings and I should be able to spot someone standing there. 

Ken
"There will never be another one like her" QE2's last Master Ian McNaught
My Blog:  http://qe2-prideoftheclyde.blogspot.com/