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Online Andy Holloway

... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« on: Jun 13, 2017, 01:16 PM »
And QE2 belongs on the river Clyde.

But NO ONE has com up with the large amount of £££££££££££££££££ or $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ required to, tow her back to UK & refit her, and that's before you even think of the day to day running costs.


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Re: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #1 on: Jun 13, 2017, 02:11 PM »
But NO ONE has com up with the large amount of £££££££££££££££££ or $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ required to, tow her back to UK & refit her, and that's before you even think of the day to day running costs.

Her engines are 30 yrs old right?

Online Andy Holloway

Re: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #2 on: Jun 13, 2017, 04:49 PM »
31 to be precise, she was re-engined in 1986.


Offline Malcolm

Re: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #3 on: Jun 13, 2017, 06:00 PM »
And QE2 belongs on the river Clyde.

I was going to ask does Glasgow need another hotel at Clydebank ? Who on earth would stay on her? And then I thought about September and got my answer! ::)

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Re: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #4 on: Jun 13, 2017, 06:20 PM »
But NO ONE has com up with the large amount of £££££££££££££££££ or $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ required to, tow her back to UK & refit her, and that's before you even think of the day to day running costs.

....And - It's not for want of trying Andy!
Business plans, measurements, letters, tenders /estimates , emails, phone-calls - short of getting a Royal Decree, there's been much, much effort put into the great attempts to bring her back to the UK - you will find a fair amount of this work under QE2 London here on TQS - Some of it archived and some not!
 
« Last Edit: Jun 13, 2017, 06:22 PM by Twynkle »
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: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #5 on: Jun 13, 2017, 07:31 PM »
....And - It's not for want of trying Andy!
Business plans, measurements, letters, tenders /estimates , emails, phone-calls - short of getting a Royal Decree, there's been much, much effort put into the great attempts to bring her back to the UK - you will find a fair amount of this work under QE2 London here on TQS - Some of it archived and some not!

The problem was... once she was in Dubai, there was no way of getting her back (if they'd wanted to give her back) because the cost of doing so would have meant any project had no business case from the word go. 

The West of Scotland is poor.  QE2 would have been a huge asset, and drawn much needed visitors (if in the right place, and done right).  She'd have been the exact opposite of her situation in Dubai, where she's lost in amongst all the glitz and glammer, with a population that don't understand her.
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Re: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #6 on: Jun 13, 2017, 07:31 PM »
31 to be precise, she was re-engined in 1986.

They didn't enter service life until April 1987 though!
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Online Andy Holloway

Re: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #7 on: Jun 14, 2017, 09:35 AM »
Correct, the whole re-engining programme took 6 months, which required a hole to be cut in the side to remove the old engines.
Coincidentally this was also the time that the old NUS lost it's foothold on QE2 and the British seamen were replaced by Filipinos, when you talk to some of those onboard at the time, it was one of the best things to happen to QE2.
« Last Edit: Jun 15, 2017, 08:54 AM by Andy Holloway »

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Re: ... and QE2 belongs on the Clyde
« Reply #8 on: Jun 14, 2017, 06:48 PM »
Her rebirth, as if some of us need reminding  ;)
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