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Offline Rod

QE meets QE
« on: Jul 08, 2017, 09:56 PM »
 If this has been posted elsewhere....sorry
Taken very recently in the North sea.
HMS Queen Elizabeth meets mv Queen Elizabeth.


Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #1 on: Jul 08, 2017, 10:56 PM »
Interesting! Did they exchange greetings?

Offline Rod

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #2 on: Jul 09, 2017, 01:51 AM »
I would assume so.

Offline Bob C.

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #3 on: Jul 09, 2017, 01:22 PM »
Anyone have any insight on why there are two islands on HMS QE?  I would assume one is for conning the ship and the other for flight operations but I am curious on the logic of why these weren't combined as in other aircraft carriers.

Online Andy Holloway

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #4 on: Jul 09, 2017, 02:49 PM »
Anyone have any insight on why there are two islands on HMS QE?  I would assume one is for conning the ship and the other for flight operations but I am curious on the logic of why these weren't combined as in other aircraft carriers.

Is the right answer.

Offline Rod

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #5 on: Jul 09, 2017, 02:57 PM »
You are correct Bob.
I am told that the 2 island concept has a few reasons for being.
QE is non nuclear so requires a funnel. To put that in one island would almost double the size both forward to aft and port to starboard.
Both island can be used to do either job of conning the ship or flight ops. If one island is made unusable by battle damage, say the one islad can do both jobs at the same time.
I am sure there are other reasons but thats all I have at the moment.

Offline Oceanic

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #6 on: Jul 09, 2017, 07:00 PM »
May be the first time that a Aircraft Carrier is sleeker than a "Ocean Liner"
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Offline Bob C.

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #7 on: Jul 09, 2017, 08:38 PM »
You are correct Bob.
I am told that the 2 island concept has a few reasons for being.
QE is non nuclear so requires a funnel. To put that in one island would almost double the size both forward to aft and port to starboard.
Both island can be used to do either job of conning the ship or flight ops. If one island is made unusable by battle damage, say the one islad can do both jobs at the same time.
I am sure there are other reasons but thats all I have at the moment.

Not to pull things off topic but all US carriers prior to the USS Nimitz except for USS Enterprise were non-nuclear and incorporated the funnel into the island structure without the islands being much bigger than HMS QE.  I'm thinking the reason may lie in the functionality and/or function redundancy.  The unique configuration makes for easy recognition though!
« Last Edit: Jul 09, 2017, 08:40 PM by Bob C. »

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Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #8 on: Jul 10, 2017, 11:11 AM »
You would imagine this event would be a public relations dream for Cunard and the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy have made full use of this, Cunard must have had their mind elsewhere....  :( They pull out all the bells and whistles when Three Queens meet, or nearly meet or even when two Queens meet and make the best use of the publicity. This time the publicity  seems a bit lame, like a wet flag on a rainy day, limp and lifeless. 
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Offline Bob C.

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #9 on: Jul 10, 2017, 11:52 AM »
You would imagine this event would be a public relations dream for Cunard and the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy have made full use of this, Cunard must have had their mind elsewhere....  :( They pull out all the bells and whistles when Three Queens meet, or nearly meet or even when two Queens meet and make the best use of the publicity. This time the publicity  seems a bit lame, like a wet flag on a rainy day, limp and lifeless.

Cunard is Carnival Corporation.  No surprises here.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #10 on: Jul 10, 2017, 12:39 PM »
You would imagine this event would be a public relations dream for Cunard and the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy have made full use of this, Cunard must have had their mind elsewhere....  :( They pull out all the bells and whistles when Three Queens meet, or nearly meet or even when two Queens meet and make the best use of the publicity. This time the publicity  seems a bit lame, like a wet flag on a rainy day, limp and lifeless. 

Looks like there is something/someone missing from Cunard's PR Department!
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Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #11 on: Jul 10, 2017, 05:59 PM »
Looks like there is something/someone missing from Cunard's PR Department!

I had the exact same thought!
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Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #12 on: Jul 11, 2017, 06:57 PM »
Looks like there is something/someone missing from Cunard's PR Department!

Yes, definitely !  Cunard need to get their act together again !
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Online Andy Holloway

Re: QE meets QE
« Reply #13 on: Jul 12, 2017, 08:09 PM »
According to a friend from Liverpool;


"I met some passengers who disembarked from Queen Elizabeth (Cunard) at Liverpool yesterday. They said that their cruise ship met up HMS Queen Elizabeth off the coast of Invergordon and spent about 20 minutes circling each other sounding their klaxons and cheers from the navy crew. The passengers were told that it will some years in the future before the two QE.s will meet up again. It must have been some sight."