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Offline Stowaway2k

S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:36 PM »
Model, SS Seawise University

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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #1 on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:38 PM »
Nice model; where is it?  The palms outside the windows suggest it's not in the UK!
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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #2 on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:42 PM »
 QUEEN ELIZABETH bell
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:46 PM »
Artifacts recovered from the wreck

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« Reply #4 on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:48 PM »
Cutlery recovered from the wreck, in a presentation box

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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #5 on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:50 PM »
I am guessing now that this is a Hong Kong museum? :)

Very good collection of artefacts from the looks of it.
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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #6 on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:55 PM »
Parker pen, one of 5000 fashioned from the wreck of the former RMS Queen Elizabeth

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 07, 2012, 11:56 PM »
Hi Peter,

These items can be found at the C.Y. Tung Maritime Museum, Jiaotong University, Shanghai China

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« Reply #8 on: Feb 08, 2012, 08:46 AM »
These things from on board are interesting - and thanks so much for showing them to us.
Did you get to the CY Maritime University?
Kicking myself here(!!) - as had we known this, this time last year,
whilst visiting with QM2, it would have been possible to reach there on our day in Shanghai.

If I remember correctly, there's also a small bell from RMS Queen Elizabeth on mv Queen Elizabeth,
I guess this one would be from either her wheelhouse, or foredeck...?
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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #9 on: Feb 08, 2012, 09:13 AM »
The QE Bell on QE is from the Engine Room.

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« Reply #10 on: Feb 08, 2012, 05:19 PM »
Love the models of the ship.  Is there any information on who built them and when they were built.  
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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #11 on: Feb 08, 2012, 09:21 PM »
The model is interesting as it does not feature the 1965 addition of the swimming pool aft and superstructure changes. It would have dome if it was built as Seawise University. So it looks like it's an original (pre 1965) model of QE renamed and repainted.

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« Reply #12 on: Feb 09, 2012, 08:10 AM »
The model is interesting as it does not feature the 1965 addition of the swimming pool aft and superstructure changes. It would have dome if it was built as Seawise University. So it looks like it's an original (pre 1965) model of QE renamed and repainted.

You're right.   My first impression that this is a travel agent model dressed up in a white frock.  The model lacks a lot of detail, and I was disappointed to see that it doesn't include the obviously-not-there pool.   That said, they did a very good job dressing the model as Seawise University, it's not just some slap-dash job.

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it is painted in what looks like the wrong colours, although that may just be the effect of the lighting conditions. The Hull should be White where as it looks almost a grey colour.

It is white, I failed to adjust my camera for these lighting conditions.
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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #13 on: Feb 09, 2012, 08:25 AM »
These things from on board are interesting - and thanks so much for showing them to us.
Did you get to the CY Maritime University?
Kicking myself here(!!) - as had we known this, this time last year,
whilst visiting with QM2, it would have been possible to reach there on our day in Shanghai.

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With only one day in Shanghai, there are far better things to do than to seek out this small musuem.  It would have been more trouble than it's worth.
Don't sweat it.   ;)

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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2012, 06:24 AM »
With regards to the anchors being brass colored, the Bassett-Lowke builder's model of the original Queen Mary (now at the South Street Seaport Museum) and this model of the original Queen Elizabeth have a lot of fittings that are polished brass that were not polished brass on the actual ship...artistic liberty?

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Re: S.S. Seawise University, ex RMS Queen Elizabeth
« Reply #15 on: Apr 15, 2012, 08:08 AM »
Interesting viewpoint on the naming.

The purchase and subsequent connversion of QE to a floating maritime university was greeted at the time with incredulity. The new owner C Y Tung was seen simply to be acting in typical manner creating schemes on which he could spend his fortune and in so doing make claims to fame.

This was no moreso than in the naming of the new venture, Seawise University.  Seawise actual becoming the long-handed version of the new owner's initials (CY's)!

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« Reply #16 on: Oct 19, 2013, 10:12 PM »
And who was responsible for the arson? I think his son! How do so many fires start so soon? It was arson, end of story.

Damn, I wish she could have stayed in Florida, as I live just 40 minutes away! Well, at least the USA saved Queen Mary. Now we have the "Big U" to deal with. Such a shame.