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QE2 launch photos
« on: Apr 10, 2009, 09:08 PM »
Not sure if these have been seen before? QE2 launch colour photos

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Description:  Interesting photos of QE2 launch in 1967, her first trip down the Clyde to the Dry Dock in Greenock and her return to the Clyde in 1968
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 10, 2009, 10:17 PM »
Those are really great pictures
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 10, 2009, 10:50 PM »
Those pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #3 on: Apr 10, 2009, 11:16 PM »
Superb photos.

QE2 looks so modern, so sleek (to my eyes), the cars are a stark contrast!!
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 10, 2009, 11:54 PM »
Yes the cars are great too! It's nice to see the flypast aswell. The flypast was replicated on the original 1967 Helena Barynina Hernmarck tapestry that hung on the E stairway
Does anyone know the squadron/aircraft type?-looks too many (and they are grey!) for the Red Arrows who I think flew Foland Gnats possibly then?They could be Blackburn Buccaneers (Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm?)

http://www.beyondships.com/images/1b_tapestries.jpg
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #5 on: Apr 11, 2009, 12:02 AM »
The original 1967 Helena Barynina Hernmarck tapestry that hung on the E stairway

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #6 on: Apr 11, 2009, 01:26 PM »
Does anyone know the squadron/aircraft type?-looks too many (and they are grey!) for the Red Arrows who I think flew Foland Gnats possibly then?They could be Blackburn Buccaneers (Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm?)

I believe the flypast was by aircraft from 736 Naval Air Squadron based at Lossiemouth Kev.  Difficult to id the aircraft type from the photo but they could be Buccanneers as you suggest or Scimitars possibly.
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 11, 2009, 09:53 PM »
Thanks Andy-I reckon Buccaneers the more I look at the photo. This by coincidence would create a further link with QE2 as both served in the Falklands!(Buccaneers used for laser guidance I believe)
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 12, 2009, 10:06 AM »
Excellent photos - thanks for posting
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 12, 2009, 08:11 PM »
Thanks Andy-I reckon Buccaneers the more I look at the photo. This by coincidence would create a further link with QE2 as both served in the Falklands!(Buccaneers used for laser guidance I believe)

Having taken another look, I would tend to agree with you Kev.


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« Reply #10 on: Apr 12, 2009, 11:30 PM »
Cheers Andy!
736 Squadron-how appropriate for Hull number 736 !   Wonder if that was deliberate?

http://www.faaba.co.uk/FAABA/736.htm

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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 09:00 AM »
How on earth do you find all these photographs? I'm sure that there are a lot out there but having the patience to search for them would be way beyond me. Thank you for finding them :)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #12 on: Jun 04, 2009, 10:15 PM »
Some more historic launch photos.

http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/gallery/3620601_j9Agk#P-1-15

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #13 on: Jun 05, 2009, 08:33 AM »
Great find :)

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #14 on: Jun 05, 2009, 12:31 PM »
Some more historic launch photos.

http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/gallery/3620601_j9Agk#P-1-15


Lovely pictures :)

I was fine until I got to picture 100 and her final call; now I'm in tears again  :'(
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« Reply #15 on: Jun 05, 2009, 12:36 PM »
The comments with the pictures are well worth reading as well :)

I'd never heard that the thin black bands round the funnel "represent the pitch seals between the rivetted plates of his original steamers". Is that correct?
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #16 on: Jun 05, 2009, 01:51 PM »
Superb pictures, Robert.
Thank you.

Your 'Sherlock Holmes' method is working wonders!
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 19, 2009, 02:06 AM »
Superb find Robert!

I love how they have included the shots of QE2 in 2008 - she really appears to have "grown up" when you compare her from 1969 to 2008 - the extra decks and fatter funnel make her appear more matured, interesting comparison!
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #18 on: Aug 13, 2009, 04:48 PM »
Oh my goodness.. those are so fantastic.. What a great perspective.  Seeing the ship slide down the ways.. Just glorious.!!! Thanks for sharing.. ;-)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #19 on: Sep 20, 2009, 09:10 PM »
As this is the anniversary of her launch, a scan of the cover for the Daily Express 20th and 21st September issues in 1967.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #20 on: Sep 21, 2009, 09:55 PM »
She was build with love and loved by everyone from the begining.

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« Reply #21 on: Sep 21, 2009, 10:15 PM »
Seeing these wonderful pictures of her just makes you think what ever happened to our ship building industry and what a shame no British ship yard won the contract to build QM2. I think Harland and Wolf were offered the contract but lost out.
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« Reply #22 on: Sep 22, 2009, 07:43 AM »
If I remember rightly Swan Hunter/ Vickers, Harland and Wolff, Fairfield, and John Brown all tendered. Fairfield pulled out because it would have meant lengthening their biggest berth and they could not take the risk of going to that expense and not getting the contract.
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The ultimate launch photo
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2010, 08:27 PM »
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Re: The ultimate launch photo
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2010, 11:37 PM »
Was this the photo that was also on display in one of the stairways.  I can't believe I can't remember which one it was.  ???
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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2010, 11:42 PM »
Was this the photo that was also on display in one of the stairways.  I can't believe I can't remember which one it was.  ???

Yes it was - Boat Deck G Stairway.
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« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2010, 10:36 AM »
Thanks Michael, brings back memories of the G Stairway!
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Re: The ultimate launch photo
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2010, 03:19 PM »
Great illustration of the tight quarters in which QE2 was launched.  Not a lot of room for error which just goes to highlight the expert craftsmanship and professionalism of Clydebank shipbuilding.

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #28 on: Sep 02, 2010, 10:20 AM »
Some pics taken on launch day by a member of the forward morring team. Copyright remains with the holder J G McLennan although he was not the photographer.

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #29 on: Sep 02, 2010, 10:21 AM »
Final one taken as the vessel was manouvered into the fitting out basin.

Hope these havent appeared before.  :)

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #30 on: Sep 04, 2010, 05:25 PM »
Absolutely AWESOME photos!  Boy did they have the ride of their lives!!

Also nice to see the royal box from this angle simply to see more of what it was like!  It gives a much better idea.

What a difference 43 years makes...
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« Reply #31 on: Sep 04, 2010, 05:46 PM »
Final one taken as the vessel was manouvered into the fitting out basin.


I totally agree that these are excellent and give another view of the scene on launch day.

And here we see, on the right of the pic, the famous notch in the fitting out basin, ready to receive QE2.
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« Reply #32 on: Sep 04, 2010, 11:05 PM »
Absolutely AWESOME photos!  Boy did they have the ride of their lives!!

Also nice to see the royal box from this angle simply to see more of what it was like!  It gives a much better idea.

What a difference 43 years makes...

If you want to see some rarely seen footage of the launch and launch day preps, check out the newsreels on this post:  British Pathe newsreel 44917 and 44918
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« Reply #33 on: Sep 07, 2010, 06:36 PM »
What fab pics....thanks for posting the link!!
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« Reply #34 on: Sep 07, 2010, 06:44 PM »
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These are superb - Thanks to you and specially too, to your colleague, Mr Cameron
Does he know about the Forum?
It would be interesting to hear of his thoughts as he took the photographs.

These seem to be incredibly poignant - somehow she looks quite vulnerable
All those cranes and the tugs waiting....
I wonder when her name was painted on her stern - maybe they had to do that quite some time after her launch
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #35 on: Sep 07, 2010, 08:22 PM »
Gav
 What an amazing range of photos and such unusual views
 Thanks for sharing them, wonder how the men felt going down theslipway..
 Cheers
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« Reply #36 on: Sep 07, 2010, 08:41 PM »
What a fantastic collection of photo's!!!
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #37 on: Sep 08, 2010, 08:25 AM »
Hi Gav
These are superb - Thanks to you and specially too, to your colleague, Mr Cameron
Does he know about the Forum?
It would be interesting to hear of his thoughts as he took the photographs.

These seem to be incredibly poignant - somehow she looks quite vulnerable
All those cranes and the tugs waiting....
I wonder when her name was painted on her stern - maybe they had to do that quite some time after her launch
Rosie

Hi Rosie,

Stuart is a member of the forum but has only posted once to date. Hopefully he will have time in the future as I know work keeps him busy these days!!  :-\

Gav
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #38 on: Sep 08, 2010, 08:40 AM »
Thanks folks,

Some shots were taken by Stuart the others by a Mr William Davies. I especially like the shots of ps Caledonia turning with all those people on board! I only wish our river was that busy now.

Gav :'(
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« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2011, 10:44 PM »
I like this picture although the ship does look a little naked...

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2011, 11:26 PM »
Anyone know the purpose of the flare on the bow?  I just noticed thIs not to long ago.
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« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2011, 12:17 AM »
Yes. I remember that event. They were firing lines out to the attending tugs to tow her into the fitting out basin.

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« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2011, 08:04 AM »
Regarding the picture of the launch of the QE2-- it brings back happy memories for me.I had been married for 18 months and my wife Margaret had presented me with our son not long before the QE2 was launched.We decided to go and see the new liner and carried our new baby over the stubble field just across the river from John Brown's.To see the picture of the QE2 brought back happy memories of the day. We also returned to Greenock later on when the QE2 was in the dry dock, and could hardly believe the size of it. I have a number of pictures and slides of the QE2 taken at the field across from John Brown's and also taken in Greenock, and if i can find them i will put them on a future post for you all to see.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2011, 05:17 PM »
What a beautiful memory, bobso!

I always love to hear of times when QE2 was an important part of a special day, a special occasion, a special meeting and wonderful memories. Just shows what a very special ship she was and is. Not just an object of beauty, of technical perfection, of robust construction and long life, but also an object that got entwined with people's lives and fates, sometimes even making things happen that might not otherwise have done so.

What a lovely thought that the two of you wanted your young baby to see this very special ship!

Looking forward to seeing your photographs when you find them.
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« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2011, 09:13 PM »
Further to my earlier post regarding the slides/pictures of the QE2 just after launch and in the dry dock at Greenock. I have found the first lot of slides showing the QE2 after the launch at John Brown's taken from the stubble field just across the water. I will have to see if i can make pictures from the slides then i will post them for you to see.
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« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2011, 08:39 PM »
bobso,
I have often wondered what it would have been like to watch the launch of one of the Queens, from the cornfields you talk about. The scale of these wonderous beauties would have been a sight to behold.
It is of interest to me as a horticulturist that 3 oak trees stand in a close line next to these fields to this very day, and they were there when Queen Mary, was launched all those years ago. It just goes to show the longevity of mother nature and the eventual frailness of man and his great creations.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2011, 05:26 PM »
The field across the way from Browns has not changed at all in 200 years... and in that time a great shipyard grew up, changed the world, and then closed down and disappeared completely... i feel this when visiting the place.
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« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2011, 05:34 PM »
The pictures and video's of the launch of the QE2 brought back many happy memories. The first picture showing the stubble field--that is where we carried our new son to see the QE2. Fantastic to see all these again. Thank you so much for posting them
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« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2011, 08:10 PM »
Yes the cars are great too! It's nice to see the flypast aswell. The flypast was replicated on the original 1967 Helena Barynina Hernmarck tapestry that hung on the E stairway
Does anyone know the squadron/aircraft type?-looks too many (and they are grey!) for the Red Arrows who I think flew Foland Gnats possibly then?They could be Blackburn Buccaneers (Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm?)


http://www.beyondships.com/images/1b_tapestries.jpg
Yes I think they are Bucanneers Smk2 which flew out of Scotland's RN (now RAF) Lossiemouth at exactly the time of the QE2 launch.  And yes the Red Arrows then flew the Gnat It was then the RAF's fast jet advanced trainer (from RAF Valley) and it was a nasty little thing to fly for inexperienced pilots who had done basic training on the gentle Jet Provost..  I did 120 hours advanced training on the Gnat, some rather scary indeed.  Incidentally the formation in the pic is just 13 Bucs, instead of the usual squadron of 16. Must have had some down for servicing. 

As for the tapestry, it was savagely hacked and badly damaged down in 2008 (?) by an angry demented crew member.  Don't think it got replaced.  He was put into the brig and dismissed.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #49 on: May 16, 2011, 11:22 PM »
Yes I think they are Bucanneers Smk2 which flew out of Scotland's RN (now RAF) Lossiemouth at exactly the time of the QE2 launch.  And yes the Red Arrows then flew the Gnat It was then the RAF's fast jet advanced trainer (from RAF Valley) and it was a nasty little thing to fly for inexperienced pilots who had done basic training on the gentle Jet Provost..  I did 120 hours advanced training on the Gnat, some rather scary indeed.  Incidentally the formation in the pic is just 13 Bucs, instead of the usual squadron of 16. Must have had some down for servicing. 

As for the tapestry, it was savagely hacked and badly damaged down in 2008 (?) by an angry demented crew member.  Don't think it got replaced.  He was put into the brig and dismissed.


' ...Bucanneers Smk2 which flew out of Scotland's RN (now RAF) Lossiemouth at exactly the time of the QE2'
 
They were the Bucanneers.
A good friend was a Nav in the Fleet Air Arm,
stationed in Lossiemouth at the time, and remembers it well!

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #50 on: May 16, 2011, 11:24 PM »
Although thre is no QE2SF watermark in the printed photo  ;)

Yes there is - I can see the watermark in both of the photos on the printed page Myles is holding.


And very importantly we can now see exactly where QE2's slipway was.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #51 on: May 17, 2011, 09:13 AM »
Her name did not go on the stern till well into 1968. I took shots at the end of August and it still had to go on. I think it was on the bow much earlier.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #52 on: Oct 18, 2011, 05:53 PM »
A Question!
Does anyone know how long it took for the launch of QE2
It was interesting to read that the second Brittanic took just one minute!

Thank you!


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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #53 on: Oct 18, 2011, 06:24 PM »
Rosie, when you ask how long it took, do you mean how long from breaking the champagne bottle to water entry or some other time span?
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #54 on: Oct 18, 2011, 07:00 PM »
Good Question, Bob
Have to say - I did think you might ask it, too!
You'll know more - as others will too
Flagship might even have it on record somewhere...

Don't you think the time would have to be / have been calculated from the very first sign of movement off the stocks,  until the tip of the bulbous bow is also submerged?
Otherwise and less technically, from the crash of the non-bubbly wine, I s'pose

Do you think there would have been someone on the ground to witness and time it?

Hope that all's well with you -
and hoping too, that your desk is less airborne than you might be!
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #55 on: Nov 04, 2011, 05:48 PM »
   I cannot believe this ( Commercial ) site hasn't been posted  previously ,  I' ve looked around the forum & cannot see it, however      I'm sure it's there somewhere.    Some lovely photos all for sale, but you can still look/see   & some narrative to accompany    http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/keyword/qe2/1/292818487_frkeQ#292818487_frkeQ

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Description: Photos taken by the late Mr William Davies that have been placed on the Smugmug web site by Stuart Cameron.  Some of the return visit pictures are by Tom Dunlop. Photos of QE2 Launch QE2 at Inchgreen. QE2's subsequent return to the Clyde 1990, 2007, 2008.  Hover curser over the photo for more details

Note:  see also reply 12
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #56 on: Nov 04, 2011, 09:33 PM »
Pete

The web site you have given us the link to has some amazing photos of QE2 launch.  I feel like I have been taken back to 1967 looking at these photos.  My friend Maureen was convinced that I was with her on the opposite banks of the Clyde to watch the launch which I was not but how I wish that I had been there.  It must have been amazing to watch her enter the water and to witness the displacement of water as this magnificent ship was launched. 

There is a link to this web site on reply 12 of this topic but with some slight amendments so I will keep your link as well.  Thanks Pete for posting
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #57 on: Nov 05, 2011, 12:26 AM »
   I cannot believe this ( Commercial ) site hasn't been posted  previously ,   I v'e looked around the forum & cannot see it, however      I'm sure it's there somewhere.     Lynda please feel free to shift as you see fit, some lovely photos all for sale, but you can still look/see   & some narrative to accompany    http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/keyword/qe2/1/292818487_frkeQ#292818487_frkeQ

What an absolutely fantastic find, Pete
Thanks so much.

It's interesting to see how high she was in the water including her rudder - and amazing too, to see the work of everything around her,
including the drag chains.
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QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #58 on: Nov 05, 2011, 04:01 AM »
What a fantastic site you have found Pete. Some REALLY  good pictures there. Thanks for posting it
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Re: QE2 launch
« Reply #59 on: Dec 13, 2011, 11:16 AM »
  I cannot believe this ( Commercial ) site hasn't been posted  previously ,   I v'e looked around the forum & cannot see it, however      I'm sure it's there somewhere.     Lynda please feel free to shift as you see fit, some lovely photos all for sale, but you can still look/see   & some narrative to accompany    http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/keyword/qe2/1/292818487_frkeQ#292818487_frkeQ
Off topic now, but the final picture (artists impression) shows exactly how Dubai plan to use her  (the original plans).  There have been no announcements of substance to suggest they will change these plans.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #60 on: Mar 21, 2012, 07:55 AM »
Has this video photo slide show been posted before?---


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Source:  YouTube (Produced by RJ Whyte 08)
Media: Video photo slideshow
Description: Slideshow of colour and black and white photos showing the build process
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #61 on: Mar 21, 2012, 04:58 PM »
I haven't seen the video slideshow but I have seen all the pictures in it.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #62 on: May 08, 2012, 10:16 PM »
There are some nice photos of the launch, and her departure from the fitting out basin on flickr courtesy of Stuart Neville

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stunev4/sets/72157629541710754/with/7132621219/


qe2 launch 5 by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


qe2 launch 4 by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


qe2 launch 3 by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


qe2 launch 2 by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


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QE2 Launch by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


QE2 Launch by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


QE2 Launch by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


QE2 Launch by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


QE2 Launch by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


QE2 Launch by Stuart Neville, on Flickr


QE2 Launch by Stuart Neville, on Flickr
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #63 on: Sep 18, 2012, 08:44 AM »
A reply was posted to this topic by Heather :

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I was at the launch. My uncle was a draughtsman who worked at John Browns when the QE2 was being built and he got us tickets. One of the most amazing experiences of my life as I watched her slip into the sea. I thought how amazing it would be to sail on her but thought I would never do it. As it turned out I did - 34 times! I loved every single minute of it - sad she isn't with us any more but very happy memories.

Reposted following yesterday's Forum downtime.
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #64 on: May 02, 2014, 11:19 PM »
More  photos taken at the launch
http://www.ybw.com/forums/showthread.php?180223-The-QE2-Pics-of-her-Launch-1967&s=8151ce1863deef64925ad32a504a1554
There seem to be no sign of them here, however please do delete this post if they have been posted earlier....

QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #65 on: Sep 06, 2014, 11:28 PM »
Launch photo
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #66 on: Sep 06, 2014, 11:53 PM »
Launch photo

It must have been such a huge and spectacular event – I cannot imagine that a float-out would ever have the same sense of drama. At the same time, presumably a float-out is much easier on the ship's hull than this kind of beautiful launch.

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #67 on: Sep 08, 2014, 05:57 PM »
Magnificent photo of our magnificent QE2 !  Thank you, Lynda, very much for sharing this with us !  June   :)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #68 on: Sep 15, 2014, 08:10 PM »
This is a photo of a picture my friend gave me as a birthday present a few years ago.  Can you spot the little addition to the picture.   :)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #69 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:08 PM »
This is a photo of a picture my friend gave me as a birthday present.  Can you spot the little addition to the picture.   :)

Nice :) . Your friend must be a Forum member ;) .

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #70 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:18 PM »
Happy Birthday, Lynda!
If QE2 could make herself heard, she surely would like to say Thank You,
and send you three Great Blasts!!
Rosie
 

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #71 on: Sep 15, 2014, 09:27 PM »
Happy Birthday, Lynda !  QE2 has an awesome anchor !!  I agree totally with Rosie.  QE2 would certainly be sending you all the best for your birthday !  June  :)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #72 on: Jan 05, 2015, 05:02 PM »
  Happy New year everybody.   There are 12 lovely images of the launch (& docking?) in this social history site, you don't have to page far down to find , but they are scattered , & not in order, the paddle steamer has a fair old list . They can be expanded , but my Adobe crashes whilst trying :(  Maybe our Scottish members know a few folk in these old photos?

http://www.glasgowfamilyalbum.com/photo/11338304284/

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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #73 on: Jan 05, 2015, 05:28 PM »
In addition to the QE2 photos this is a really interesting selection of social history photos.  I like the photo taken from the PS Caledonia at the launch of the QE2.  You can almost see the PS listing to the side as the passengers crowd to one side to see QE2. 
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #74 on: Apr 17, 2015, 05:28 PM »
Just thought I would bring forward this topic again so that we all might enjoy the launch photos of our beloved QE2.  There are so many wonderful photos here !   :)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #75 on: Apr 17, 2015, 07:45 PM »
Just thought I would bring forward this topic again so that we all might enjoy the launch photos of our beloved QE2.  There are so many wonderful photos here !   :)
I agree with you June! There are pictures that I have never seen before of QE2's launch here! ;)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #76 on: Apr 17, 2015, 07:51 PM »
Hi Brandon - Glad that you are enjoying QE2's launch.  Be sure to go through all of the replies to read all the commentaries and see all of the photos. I think there are 2 pages.  June   :)
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #77 on: Apr 17, 2015, 08:13 PM »
Thanks June for starting this discussion topic again and highlighting the wonderful photos
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Re: QE2 launch photos
« Reply #78 on: Sep 20, 2016, 10:36 AM »
On the anniversary of the launch of QE2 have a look at the University of Glasgow archive photos of the launch.
http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/archives/exhibitions/qe2/qe2photogallery4/aerialviewofshipno7361/

You may also like to have a look at what has been posted from the start of this topic
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,379.msg3978.html#msg3978
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« Reply #79 on: Feb 07, 2018, 07:33 PM »
The original 1967 Helena Barynina Hernmarck tapestry that hung on the E stairway

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Were those the tapestries that were damaged on one cruise?
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« Reply #80 on: Feb 07, 2018, 07:40 PM »
Were those the tapestries that were damaged on one cruise?

Yes, by drunk crew members who were subsequently and quite rightly reprimanded (sacked). I think in about 2005, I remember reading about it at the time I think?
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« Reply #81 on: Feb 07, 2018, 08:49 PM »
Yes, by drunk crew members who were subsequently and quite rightly reprimanded (sacked). I think in about 2005, I remember reading about it at the time I think?
Knew it. How inconsiderate.
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