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QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« on: Jul 12, 2017, 11:00 AM »
As we all know all the 20 lifeboats were removed between April and August 2016

Lifeboats 1 and 2 (plus one more at least) are now on display at the entrance to Terminal 3 now,check photo.
They will be seen now by all those passengers during the next cruising scene.

15 lifeboats are still in the parking lot about 150m away from ship.

2 lifeboats the harding ones were removed from location around December 2016,location at present unknown



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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 13, 2017, 05:56 AM »
I have asked my contacts to try and get more photos maybe a wider scale so when can see the exact loction

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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 13, 2017, 06:47 AM »
I really hope this display is temporary, otherwise it means the lifeboats won't be re-installed on board QE2, which would be a very bad point for the new project.

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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 13, 2017, 07:12 AM »
Thanks for the update.

Putting two on display like that indicates recognition and understanding to me, and eases worry that they'll just be 'binned'.
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« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2017, 11:47 AM »
Thanks for the update.

Putting two on display like that indicates recognition and understanding to me, and eases worry that they'll just be 'binned'.


Yes, Rob - although they don't look very securely 'anchored', at least we know they are still in existence and
hopefully they won't disappear as the others apparently have done...
From the ship herself (hull and superstructure apart), are her 'boats', tenders and anchors the only things from the ship which remain as 'original'?
Heaven forfend if her magnificent doors have been removed - specially those in and out of the Boat deck.
QE2 has been waiting alongside in Dubai for very nearly  whole years... she seriously needs to be earning her keep....

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« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2017, 12:02 PM »
I really hope this display is temporary, otherwise it means the lifeboats won't be re-installed on board QE2, which would be a very bad point for the new project.

Not that it means anything (but maybe it does), the Mina Rashid model display shows the lifeboats installed. 

I can't think of another preserved liner or ship that does not have lifeboats mounted on davits.  While no longer serving a purpose, they are part of the character of the ship - any ship.

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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
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« Reply #8 on: Aug 13, 2017, 01:29 PM »
It's good to see at least some of the lifeboats/tenders are being preserved to some level and not all being scrapped, just a shame it'll be unlikely they'll rejoin their "mothership" - unless this is a temporary preservation and mounting before returning onboard with the davits?

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« Reply #9 on: Aug 13, 2017, 08:22 PM »
Jeez, I have driven those a few times!

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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #10 on: Aug 13, 2017, 08:47 PM »
Jeez, I have driven those a few times!

What is the top speed for one of those? 5 knots?
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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #11 on: Aug 13, 2017, 10:50 PM »
It's good to see at least some of the lifeboats/tenders are being preserved to some level and not all being scrapped, just a shame it'll be unlikely they'll rejoin their "mothership" - unless this is a temporary preservation and mounting before returning onboard with the davits?

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I hope so, Thomas! They all belong back on the ship.
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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #12 on: Aug 14, 2017, 12:51 PM »
What is the top speed for one of those? 5 knots?
Launches could do about 7 knots. " hummy-dums", thats the semi enclosed one pictured, about 5. open boats about 5, numbers 7 & 8 about 5 even though they sounded as if they should be doing about 20!

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« Reply #13 on: Aug 14, 2017, 03:03 PM »
Launches could do about 7 knots. " hummy-dums", thats the semi enclosed one pictured, about 5. open boats about 5, numbers 7 & 8 about 5 even though they sounded as if they should be doing about 20!

Wow. I guessed borderline correctly.
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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #14 on: Aug 14, 2017, 03:59 PM »
Poor "boatling" looks worse for wear and tear !
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Re: QE2 Lifeboats -Where are they now?
« Reply #15 on: Oct 08, 2017, 10:41 PM »
Don't know if this has been posted elsewhere on the forum,

While taking a closer look at Google Maps satellite view of the ship, it appears that 14 of the ship's lifeboats have been all lined up on either side of an access road leading to the area around the ship.
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 09, 2017, 06:04 PM »
If not on the ship, I thing that displayed and preserved lining the road to the QE2 with them is not such a bad idea, maybe even allowing going on them for a impression.

 

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