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Offline Twynkle

Re: The opening at the head of the bow & "The Cat's Whiskers"
« Reply #20 on: Jan 01, 2010, 11:51 PM »
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Deck crew have tied the lines to the rails and are about ready to flip the port "whister" over.
Hi Ken
A great photograph - one of the best!
If you had taken it about 2 minutes earlier...
Or..rather - do you by chance remember where those platforms had been stowed, prior to being tied to the railings / 'gate' posts?
It's fascinating to think that there's probably loads of equipment / paraphernalia, stowed in the wee 'hold' beneath.
Access to the lines, capstans, winching stuff?  etc? Maybe there's a secret alleyway to the main forward hold there too!

Early morning, shadows of the floodlights - it looks as if they may have been preparing to lower her anchor - the Crew-member's off to fetch the bell and rope!! (I think!)
Rosie
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: The opening at the head of the bow & "The Cat's Whiskers"
« Reply #21 on: Jan 01, 2010, 11:57 PM »
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Or..rather - do you by chance remember where those platforms had been stowed, prior to being tied to the railings / 'gate' posts?
It's fascinating to think that there's probably loads of equipment / paraphernalia, stowed in the wee 'hold' beneath.
Access to the lines, capstans, winching stuff?  etc? Maybe there's a secret alleyway to the main forward hold there too!

Rosie, read on this topic,topic number 3

Louis

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Re: The opening at the head of the bow & "The Cat's Whiskers"
« Reply #22 on: Jan 02, 2010, 12:21 AM »
Thanks, Louis.

Just realised that as it was Cobh harbour, QE2 might have been moored alongside.
so no need for bell, rope and hoses!
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: The opening at the head of the bow & "The Cat's Whiskers"
« Reply #23 on: Feb 17, 2014, 05:18 PM »
I wonder in what year it was decided to remove and stow these platforms whilst at sea. Looking at some of the earlier images of the foredeck, the platforms are in place and just stowed on deck. I have posted a link to some images taken in 1978 which shows them on deck in a hurricane! In fact the Stbd one was ripped off in that storm and its remains we're found on the AstroTurf on the bit beneath the bridge.

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