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Offline Jeff Taylor

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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2011, 02:45 PM »
That is an early morning view with the fog.  Great shot.  IIRC we came in mid-afternoon when I was aboard.

Online Bob C.

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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2011, 03:42 PM »
Awesome photo.  I am appreciating QM's and QE's topside open decks more and more especially around the funnels. 

Speaking of funnels, the engineer in me is wondering why QE's funnels have relatively very few stay wires compared to QM's (pictured below) and older ships'.  Any one know?


The below photo can be found here - http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/QM1/Funnel-08.jpg

« Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 03:43 PM by Bob C. »

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Memories
« Reply #22 on: Jan 11, 2012, 07:21 AM »
Link here to a video of the RMS Queen Elizabeth--more of a slide show--but interesting non the less. Very sad pictures at the end of the video. :'(-- :o-- :(


« Last Edit: Jan 11, 2012, 07:36 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Memories
« Reply #23 on: Jan 11, 2012, 11:13 PM »
Did you spot the incredibly rare picture at 1:42 showing her with the Seawise University name but still in Cunard colours?

And at 3:02 - that's the Mary, not the Elizabeth isn't it?
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« Reply #24 on: Jan 14, 2012, 08:18 AM »
Hi Peter, You are correct--the picture at 3:02-- IS the Queen Mary.The picture of her arriving in Hong-Kong harbour in Cunard colours but with the name Seawise University i don't think it is really that rare as it can be found easily on the internet.

Link here to images of the Queen Elizabeth---

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=seawise+university&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=2tz&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=ZToRT76dAYev8AOChvjNAw&ved=0CDoQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=720

If you then scroll down to the bottom of page 2-- and see the picture 2nd from the right--you will see my model of the "Seawise University" i made a few years ago.
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« Reply #25 on: Feb 17, 2012, 06:32 AM »
What an awesome post.  I love reading stories such as these, imagining what it must have been like.  Thank you for sharing.

Offline riskygizmo

Re: Queen Elizabeth Memories
« Reply #26 on: Mar 03, 2013, 04:56 PM »
My late father in law crossed the Pond on the Lizzie. Unfortunately for him it was in 1944, the ship wore Battleship Grey and he was dressed in Airforce Blue. No comfy beds and slap up dinners, just standee bunks and spam.
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Offline Jeff Taylor

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« Reply #27 on: Mar 03, 2013, 06:33 PM »
Ditto my father in law.  He was on destroyers and was sunk twice--once off North Africa early in the war, and later somewhere in the Pacific.  They brought him home on the Elizabeth after the North Africa sinking.

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Re: Queen Elizabeth Memories
« Reply #28 on: Jan 18, 2016, 12:48 AM »
PART 3:  This was one of those money losing crossing at the end, when there were only a few hundred passengers, and first class was mostly comprised of Cunard management on vacation junkets, but I will never forget it even though we came into New York with a decided list because they didn't want to ballast down, and for the only warm day of the crossing we couldn't use the pool because someone had left the steam valve on and it was over 100 decrees fahrenheit!

I shared this store with Commodore Ron Warwick and his lovely wife Kim at dinner one night and it apparently had special significance to him as he had buiried Geoffrey Marr's ashes at sea and knew him well (even though Marr thought he should have been entitled to QE2 which Bil Warwick got instead!).  The only real connection to QE2 was that the Staff Captain for this crossing was Larry Portet, who went on to command QE2 briefly.  It was a special time which will never come again.  My apologies for going on at such length.

Jeff makes mention in his post of discussing the burial of Commodore Marr's ashes at sea by Commodore Ron Warwick.
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