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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #20 on: Oct 08, 2010, 08:42 PM »
Absolutely AWESOME.  Thanks so much!!
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #21 on: Oct 08, 2010, 09:45 PM »
Thank you very much PG4U from me, too

These photographs are superb, and do great justice to those guys on the cranes as well as the dockyard workers below.
Please could you convey thanks too, to Mr Craig MacWilliam.
It's generous of you both - and much appreciated.
Rosie
 
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #22 on: Oct 11, 2010, 01:14 PM »
Glad you enjoyed the photographs - I will pass along your thanks to Mr MacWilliam

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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #23 on: Feb 06, 2011, 02:42 PM »
A colleague of mine passed me a couple of his railway collection  DVD's to look at as they had some footage of QE and QE2.  There is about a six minute piece on QE2 and in full colour, showing her launch and subsequent ushering into the fitting out basin.  It also shows her completed ready for her first voyage, and whoever took the movie was there to see her moving out on the voyage.  There is little commentary but what there is suggests that she was embarking on her sea trials but this was cut short and the ship returned to dock.  QE2 is clearly seen being swung around to enter the dry-dock but there appears to be loss of control and she hits the dockwall.  There is no footage of the damage done but the impact was quite substantial and the ship effectively "bounces" of the quayside.  I've checked around and can find no further information about this incident, I did see a BBC newscast with Richard Baker showing the arrival at the dock but significantly tthe incident was edited out! 

I'm intrigued to find out more about this incident.

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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #24 on: Feb 06, 2011, 04:17 PM »
Are these DVD's copyrighted? Can you post a link?  This would be very interesting to watch, especially the "bounces".

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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #25 on: Feb 06, 2011, 04:33 PM »
How lucky you are to be given this important piece of QE2 history on DVD.  
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #26 on: Feb 06, 2011, 05:52 PM »
Unfortunately they are copyrighted.  The company that produced them is CineRail and the disk in question relates to Scotlands Trains and is the second of two regarding Glasgow.

I've done some digging and found the actual DVD!

http://www.cinerail.com/railways-of-scotland/railways-of-scotland-volume-10.html

Perhaps a hidden gem!

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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #27 on: Feb 12, 2011, 10:08 PM »
19 November 1968

As QE2 left the fitting out basin at the shipyard she nudged the wooden wharf-side and scraped about 20 feet off her paint causing a plume of smoke because of the friction of the liner’s hull against the wharf; the ship was undamaged.

Upon arrival in Greenock QE2 lost some more paint as she gave a slight lurch to starboard and a few feet of orange paint was scraped away when her starboard side came into contact with the dock entrance.

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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #29 on: Feb 23, 2011, 04:23 PM »
The QE2's size is so impressive when she is in the water, to see her in dry dock and her true size ... quite remarkable!  Thank you for the photos.

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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2011, 08:06 PM »
Rob has sent this link to an amazing photo of QE2 in Dry Dock 1968/69 by Ken McChesney.  Just fantastic!  


https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenmak/5678807601/

Here it is :


QE2-in-Dry-Dock by Ken McChesney, on Flickr
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2011, 11:48 PM »
Wowww...eeeeee! :D

That is an incredible picture. :)
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2011, 12:08 AM »
Gorgeous photo, but what about the orange funnel in a 1969 photo?  Or are they colored flood lights????????????????

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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2011, 12:22 AM »
Gorgeous photo, but what about the orange funnel in a 1969 photo?  Or are they colored flood lights????????????????

I wondered about that too, and the pink-tinged mast!
And - those lines draped (?!) at the bow, don't they look a little strange...?
Take a look at the bow anchor area - do you think this anchor would have been cased-in at this point?
And all the lights on - in dry-dock?
Including bright lights through the Bridge windows....
Weren't these made with 'smokey' glass?

And there doesn't seem to be a flagstaff either?
Perhaps this photo comes from the time before Cunard 'took possession' of her?

Perhaps flagship might have a photo taken from the same angle at the same time?
It would be great to see one!
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2011, 12:40 AM »
Gorgeous photo, but what about the orange funnel in a 1969 photo?  Or are they colored flood lights????????????????

The scoop was cunard red, and the floodlights caused the red-ness to be spread up the funnel.
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« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2011, 02:03 AM »

The scoop was cunard red, and the floodlights caused the red-ness to be spread up the funnel.

That was initially throwing me off too with the date, but seeing all the forward windows all lit up and not plated over made me think this was indeed 1969 and the lighting is causing that effect on the funnel.

Rosie, the bow anchor is in place in this pic.  I saved the original and lightened it up and you can see in place.  It was removed after it was damaged later on in her career as was discussed in the bow anchor thread.  The date escapes me.

Perhaps she's still in the water in the dock in this picture.  Either way, she's stunning all shiny and new and without any of the patches and infill of openings in her aluminum superstructure.
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2011, 10:02 AM »
Thanks Ken and Rob!
Given the time of day that I first saw her 6 weeks ago (early morning, before sunrise - with binoculars!),
although still quite shiny, and with her lights on, she looked a bit sleepy then, although easily 'wake-able'!
In this image, she's wide awake, looking much brighter, more alert - with youth and on her side!
Her tall slim looking funnel certainly makes a difference too.

Great photograph - thanks for posting.
 
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2011, 05:06 PM »
I wondered about that too, and the pink-tinged mast!
And - those lines draped (?!) at the bow, don't they look a little strange...?
Take a look at the bow anchor area - do you think this anchor would have been cased-in at this point?
And all the lights on - in dry-dock?
Including bright lights through the Bridge windows....
Weren't these made with 'smokey' glass?

And there doesn't seem to be a flagstaff either?
Perhaps this photo comes from the time before Cunard 'took possession' of her?

I wonder if there's any connection with this thread?
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1352.0.html

Perhaps flagship might have a photo taken from the same angle at the same time?
It would be great to see one!


This is before Cunard took ownership, yes.  She wasn't in dry dock in Scotland after they accepted her.

The lights were all ablaze, because she would be stuffed full of workers trying to finish her, since she was already late!

The bridge windows were not tinted - but tinted film can be rolled down the windows on the inside to decrease the sun-glare.

And I'm sure it is connected with the other thread you mention.
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2011, 08:00 PM »
It is odd to see the bridge all lit up since while in service, the bridge would never be lit up like that for night vision of the crew on watch.

Was this picture taken at the point when things were allegedly being taken off the ship as fast as they were being brought on?  ::)
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Re: Re: QE2 - Inchgreen Dry Dock 1968 and 1969 (photos)
« Reply #39 on: Nov 06, 2011, 04:58 PM »
  On the strengthof that one , there is another series of photos of QE2 in Inchgreen docks  by the same crew,   http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/Ships/RMS-Queen-Elizabeth-2-the-Last/3620601_spKHTZ/5/502079500_3ds7f#502079500_3ds7fhttp://  maybe this should be in the Inchgreen postings , I'll leave it up to you Lynda, once again I looked around for this on the forum but havn't seen any sign of it , however sorry if it has been posted previously
   Pete....

 

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