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Offline Kathy M.

Re: QE2 in white / grey / pebble grey 1983 - 1984
« Reply #40 on: Sep 28, 2010, 12:34 PM »
Does anyone know if her funnel was white or light gray at any time around 1983?  My father is sending me a print of her and he says the funnel looks light colored in it (I will photograph it when I get it).
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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #41 on: Sep 28, 2010, 12:40 PM »
I will have 1983 pictures - I'm working my way through my albums and might get time tonight to look at August 1983 for you. :)
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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #42 on: Sep 28, 2010, 01:03 PM »
Kathy - the funnel has been red and black since August 1982.


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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #43 on: Sep 28, 2010, 08:19 PM »
7 August - headed out for sea trials and sailed for 16.1 hours and covered 375 miles.

14 August - Southampton
14 August - Cherbourg
19 August - New York

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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #44 on: Sep 28, 2010, 10:24 PM »
Thanks Michael, that means I don't have to re-write all the notes in my albums.  It also shows that she didn't go straight to berth after I took the picture on the 7th doesn't it?  Which is interesting in itself; maybe the full route and timings of the trials still exist somewhere?
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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #45 on: Mar 25, 2011, 08:50 PM »
Heres one half and half....

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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #46 on: May 01, 2011, 05:23 PM »
11 seconds in - a 1983 QE2 TV Advert

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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #47 on: May 01, 2011, 08:58 PM »
Interesting subject.Did cunard ever do any TV adverts for QE2... There was forever the TVTimes magazine cruise with the stars, but did she ever advertise herself.And given the Fast Boat to China programme bookings must gave gone through the roof after that was shown..?
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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #48 on: Jul 22, 2011, 12:52 PM »
Although a pebble gray QE2 was seen as "unique", for a number of years ships of Port Line (aka Commonwealth & Dominion) a Cunard subsidiary since the early 1900's, were plying their trade in similar colours.   Attached is a link to a colour image of Port Alfred one of the the lines ships.

http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showfull.php?photo=178968

Perhaps this is where the inspiration came from  ;)
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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #49 on: Sep 06, 2011, 09:59 PM »
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Offline Tyne Turbine

Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #50 on: Sep 07, 2011, 12:55 AM »
Never been too keen on this livery as the only time I remember seeing her so painted was when she was at anchor off Falmouth due to mechanical failure in September 1982.

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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #51 on: Sep 07, 2011, 03:39 AM »
Great interior shots of the old...classic QE2

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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #53 on: Jan 03, 2012, 03:58 PM »
She looks so old and tired at the tender age of 13.  This is truly a case of not judging a book by it's cover.  Fortunately her owners refurbisher the cover!

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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #54 on: Jan 04, 2012, 04:21 AM »
I have to admit, I was not impressed at all when I saw QE2 for the first time in December of 1983 in Ft. Lauderdale.  She was back to her Federal Grey color and with the original thin funnel.  The condition of her hull was memorable as I got an up close view from the excursion boat Jungle Queen....RUST everywhere! The ship looked very run down.  Picture Rob's recent posting, but with the darker hull hiding some of the rust.  I'm guessing that the repaint in the water was not the best paint job.  I also was not fully versed in what QE2 was all about at the time and when the tour guide mentioned we were going to be in for a treat...seeing the QE2, I was expecting to see a three or two funneled ship with much more stout funnels ala Queen Mary, which I was completed versed in.  It would take me another 16 years to see her again in 2000, and also in Ft. Lauderdale.  She looked stunning with her recent paint job!
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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #56 on: Jan 12, 2012, 09:12 PM »
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Offline peter ward

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« Reply #57 on: Feb 23, 2012, 02:50 PM »
Who on earth decided to paint her these colours ?taken barbados in 1982. She just doesn't look as imposing as the red white and blue ......what do you think ?
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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #58 on: Feb 23, 2012, 08:34 PM »
The ‘new look’ was on the instruction of Cunard’s Chairman Lord Matthews, who, being an ex-Navy man, thought his Falklands veteran would look becoming with a hull in a shade close to naval grey. Moreover, now 13 years old in 1982 and assumed to be approaching mid-life, it was felt that the ship needed to be re-launched in civilian service with a new identity so the new look had the goal being to give the ‘new’ QE2 a symbolic and exciting appearance.

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Re: QE2 in white/grey / Pebble Gray 1983 1984
« Reply #59 on: Feb 23, 2012, 11:04 PM »
Nothing says exciting like rust streaks  ;D

 

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