Author Topic: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That  (Read 26891 times)

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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #160 on: Jul 17, 2018, 09:26 AM »
Probably for the same reasons as they were removed from QE2, Hotel Veronica (ex Kungsholm / Sea Princess / Victoria etc) also had her boats removed for her hotel role - but at least some effort was made to display them!

Offline Thomas Hypher

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Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #161 on: Jul 17, 2018, 09:48 AM »
Michael, were any of ex-Kungsholm's lifeboats/tenders original by the time she arrived in Oman? Such as the tenders in your photo? Her davits appear to have been left partly intact (the bases of them) and maybe some shade provided using them (can't quite see in photos)?
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Lifeboats/Davits Removal 2016 and Discussion After That
« Reply #162 on: Jul 17, 2018, 10:37 AM »
If these tenders were not original to Kungsholm they would have been fitted during her conversion to Sea Princess in 1979 /1980.