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Offline cameroa

Apologies if this has been asked before ............ can anyone enlighten me ............ in front of QE2's funnel, a white rectangular sloping box shape appeared. When was it added and what was it's purpose? (Sorry, I don't have any photographs on this device).
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Re: Exterior modifications
« Reply #1 on: Apr 21, 2015, 10:55 AM »
It's for additional air conditioning units for the penthouses. We do have a topic about it somewhere!
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Re: Exterior modifications
« Reply #2 on: Apr 21, 2015, 11:31 AM »
Many thanks Rob, I will search for it.

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Re: Exterior modifications
« Reply #3 on: Apr 21, 2015, 12:56 PM »
Please check whether it could be this one :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,444.0.html

Offline cameroa

Re: Exterior modifications
« Reply #4 on: Apr 21, 2015, 02:00 PM »
Many thanks for the link Isabelle but it's not It. The long oblong box slopes upwards towards the front of her funnel (Black mid section). I think Rob May be right, it could be for the penthouses air conditioning and must be a post 2000 refit addition. I have searched the forum but can not find anything related to this white box. Absolute loads about air conditioning though  :o
Please check whether it could be this one :

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,444.0.html

Offline Graham Taylor

Exterior modifications
« Reply #5 on: Apr 21, 2015, 02:21 PM »
I remember talking with Louis about this structure and I'm pretty sure he said it was additional venting put in for the QG galley.

Michael mentions this structure in his list, but doesn't give its purpose.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=4684.0;attach=14758
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Re: Exterior modifications
« Reply #6 on: Apr 21, 2015, 04:16 PM »
Looking down from above, it is an oblong box on the flat (roof?) part of the forward superstructure, directly in front of the funnel. :)
« Last Edit: Apr 26, 2015, 12:20 PM by Rob Lightbody »

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Re: Exterior modifications
« Reply #7 on: Apr 21, 2015, 05:41 PM »
Thank you for the links, interesting reading but not the right part. Looking down from above, it is an oblong box on the flat (roof?) part of the forward superstructure, directly in front of the funnel. :)

Hi and thank you - There are several members here who worked in the relevant area and will almost certainly know what it was specifically used for (unless they have forgotten!!)
Please, do you have time to search for an image online - and post a link...
Or will this wonderful image suffice (click the link below if you want to see a larger version)?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ray27/1391428565/


QE2
by Mutley27, on Flickr

It looks as if it's immediately aft of the higher of the two RADAR 'globes', and directly over the three midships' penthouses ...is this correct?


« Last Edit: Apr 21, 2015, 07:16 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Re: Exterior modifications
« Reply #8 on: Apr 21, 2015, 07:14 PM »
Now that I'm home, and on an actual computer...

Michael Gallagher (Cunard's historian and QE2 expert bar none!) confirms that this box is additional air-conditioning, fitted in 2004 to prepare her for hew "new" role as a full time cruise ship.

I stood next to it in Dubai in 2011 (having enjoyed the amazing experience of walking all over the top of QE2!) which is why I was so sure about what it was.

Now, let me try and find that old topic... !
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Offline Twynkle

Hi Rob

Is the relevant information here?
It comes from Michael's Complete Listing of Changes

'2004 REFIT (1 – 22 May)

Structure on top deck

A new deck house was built above the Penthouse Suites on Signal Deck.

Funnel Bar Awning

A new awning was constructed aft of the funnel on Sun Deck to provide shelter for the new Funnel Bar.'
From
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,4684.0.html




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« Last Edit: Apr 21, 2015, 08:40 PM by Twynkle »
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Offline cameroa

Thank you so much everyone for finding out about the 'air conditioning box' behind the Sat Globes, I am very grateful ;D

Offline Twynkle

Thank you so much everyone for finding out about the 'air conditioning box' behind the Sat Globes, I am very grateful ;D


Hi - Is it the information that you were seeking?

You'll find more on the relevant topic here!
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,4684.0.html
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Offline cameroa

It is , many thanks ;D

Offline Rod

Jeez I did not even know about the funnel bar!

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Jeez I did not even know about the funnel bar!
The Funnel Bar was the first public area on the ship that I ever learned about! I first saw it in one of the first QE2 videos I ever saw! :)
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Offline Graham Taylor

Jeez I did not even know about the funnel bar!

Yes on the port side of Heli Deck directly opposite where Dennis Dawson held court. I'm guessing it didn't block the doorway from the Engineers quarters.

Offline Imonlygoingforone

Here it is being fitted in Drydock 2004..

Offline cameroa

That's a great photograph of the 'box' being craned into place. Thank you for posting  ;D