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Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #45 on: Apr 09, 2010, 06:47 PM »
QE2 in John Browns shipyard 1967
http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/111928
(Rob, please, might it be possible to post the photograph here?)

Click on 'more nearby', too!
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Offline Bob C.

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #46 on: Apr 09, 2010, 08:37 PM »
These were four photos I took early September 1968 from Queen Mary II. They appear on my flickr site (galeforce.19)

I just noticed this.  In the bottom of the 4 photos it looks like the engineering plant has been lit off evidenced by a thin stream of smoke coming from the funnel.  However it's not visible in the other 3 photos.  Is this smoke or is it dirt on the photo? 

It looks too natural for it to be a random smudging of dirt on the photo IMHO.
« Last Edit: Apr 13, 2010, 03:01 AM by Bob C. »

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #47 on: Apr 12, 2010, 09:29 PM »
I have enjoyed the photos and links posted to this topic.  My Dad took these photos for me in 1967 so they are special to me. 
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #48 on: Apr 12, 2010, 09:31 PM »
3 more photos
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Offline Matt

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #49 on: Apr 13, 2010, 06:26 AM »
Treasure those photo's forever Lynda, they are truely amazing!

Regards,
Matt
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Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #50 on: Apr 13, 2010, 08:32 AM »
Lynda - Thank you!
and much appreciated!

These are superb - it's so good to see QE2 in the context of the yard.
There can't be that many that are as good in quality as these are.
Colour photography was still in it's early days then, like QE2!
No colour TV in the UK, and photos were often produced as 'slides!
Rosie
 

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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #51 on: Apr 13, 2010, 07:29 PM »
 
Lynda - Thank you!
and much appreciated!

These are superb - it's so good to see QE2 in the context of the yard.
There can't be that many that are as good in quality as these are.
Colour photography was still in it's early days then, like QE2!
No colour TV in the UK, and photos were often produced as 'slides!
Rosie
Thanks Rosie and Matt for your comments. My Dad had taken the photos with a camera he had given me for my birthday that year (one of the first catridge film cameras).  I think my Dad must have had a good eye for taking photos. He would have been so interested in the content of this forum and would have been able to contribute a wealth of information had he still been alive.  He worked in John Brown's for about forty year and had worked on the three Queens.   

You may also be interested in this photo of the Gulftide (Jackup rig) that was being built at the same time as the QE2 photos were taken.  Although it is not a photo of the QE2 it does give a view from John Brown's and it is an indication of changes that were ahead for the company in years to come. 


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www.qe2event.com

Offline Andrew Collier

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #52 on: Apr 13, 2010, 09:43 PM »
This section just keeps getting better and better, many many thanks to Lynda and everyone else who has posted :-D
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Online Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2010, 08:08 PM »
Enjoy!

Offline Chris

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2010, 10:41 AM »
No. 12 is Quarter Deck if I am not mistaken.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2010, 03:47 PM »
These are all magnificent photographs - much appreciated!

Image #15 - (daring not to guess)...
the very large opening at the top looks interesting! What was it waiting for?


Offline Beardy Rich

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Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #56 on: May 22, 2010, 05:49 PM »
These are all magnificent photographs - much appreciated!

Image #15 - (daring not to guess)...
the very large opening at the top looks interesting! What was it waiting for?


That image caught my eye too Rosie. I would guess that this would have been the boiler room.
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Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #57 on: May 22, 2010, 07:03 PM »
Thanks, Rich

Still regarding image #15
The actual 'sense of space' is awesome!
How many decks high, do you think that space is?

Would the boilers have been lowered into the space in a similar way to the new MAN engines were, during the '87 refit?
Or maybe they were assembled in situ...?

And looking at the left image on Rob's site -
http://www.roblightbody.com/liners/qe-2/1987_Refit/
is that the TCR that you and Skilly were referring to, on the Engines Topic?
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1039.60.html
[hope this isn't off topic - images on the link gives a good idea of the context of Flagship's  images :)]

Offline Bob C.

Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #58 on: May 22, 2010, 07:14 PM »
It is the boiler room awaiting boilers and the opening at the top will eventually be covered by the funnel. 

I have a version of what Rob calls "1969 Cutaway 2" on his website.  In addition to the cutaway, my poster-size version has a separate drawing of the engineering plant.  Here's a picture of the poster and a closer view of the plant.  Sorry for the grainy pictures, took them with my cell phone.  You can sort of match the shape of the space in the above construction photo with the shape of the "housing" over the boilers seen in the poster.

Offline Beardy Rich

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Re: QE2 build photos
« Reply #59 on: May 22, 2010, 08:19 PM »
Thanks, Rich

Still regarding image #15
The actual 'sense of space' is awesome!
How many decks high, do you think that space is?

Would the boilers have been lowered into the space in a similar way to the new MAN engines were, during the '87 refit?
Or maybe they were assembled in situ...?

I would guess that the boilers would have been too large (tall) to lower into the ship? I would have thought that individual sections of boiler would have been craned in and assembled in situ. Maybe Skilly could shed some light on this?
Rich Drayson. Ex Snr Mechanic QE2 1984-1988.