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Offline Rod

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #180 on: Mar 26, 2018, 08:59 PM »
The ones withe the bolts around look like some kind of coolers, the ones on the right some kind of air tanks/receivers.

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #181 on: Mar 26, 2018, 09:21 PM »
Hi Rod, and thank you
Good to have you around...
All the best
Rosie

Offline Scott Ebersold

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #182 on: Mar 26, 2018, 09:29 PM »
Great pics.  Thank Rob for sharing.  The Instagram poster wrote:

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Good work going on #QUEENELIZABETH#
Although i didnt get access inside but lots of stuff being installed

I wonder what's being installed inside?

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #183 on: Mar 26, 2018, 09:57 PM »
Scott all secret for now

Offline John Picken

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« Reply #184 on: Mar 26, 2018, 11:21 PM »
Scott all secret for now

That makes me wonder given the amount of asbestos they've had to remove, what else have they had to remove to get to it.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #185 on: Mar 27, 2018, 12:55 AM »
Selection of photos here


https://instagram.com/p/Bgyl369B1fV

This confirms that the only remaining crane (post 1992) has been swapped from the port side to starboard side likely for further use in her new static roles (hotel and museum). Wonder if it's using the stub of the original port side crane that was left after 1987?
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #186 on: Mar 27, 2018, 01:31 AM »
They used a brown / maroonish undercoat. It appears that they also took out the chains to the anchors. They are doing a good job making her look gorgeous.
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« Reply #187 on: Mar 27, 2018, 02:37 AM »
They used a brown / maroonish undercoat. It appears that they also took out the chains to the anchors. They are doing a good job making her look gorgeous.

They have indeed done both. The anchors themselves are now welded in place.
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« Reply #188 on: Mar 27, 2018, 02:39 AM »
They have indeed done both. The anchors themselves are now welded in place.
She would be needing them. Good idea that they have done.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #189 on: Mar 27, 2018, 03:36 AM »
She would be needing them. Good idea that they have done.

Her foredeck anchor mechanisms (not sure what they're called) will look odd now to be honest, although I hope they're not removed as well as they are part of her design and character... a blank/cleared/empty foredeck will be a shame.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #190 on: Mar 27, 2018, 08:31 AM »
Her foredeck anchor mechanisms (not sure what they're called) will look odd now to be honest, although I hope they're not removed as well as they are part of her design and character... a blank/cleared/empty foredeck will be a shame.

Now see Thomas if they are "playin wae the heed" as we say in Scotland they will have left lengths of anchor chain welded in place on the foredeck as if there are anchor chains installed.

Looking at the items of hardware on the quayside I wonder if some aux plant has been removed to make way for new "static friendly" replacements.

It certainly doesn't look like a half assed job - I await the result with interest and am personally glad something remotely positive is happening to her - it certainly beats being rafted up against a tanker with the shell doors open to the elements!

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #191 on: Mar 27, 2018, 08:49 AM »
Her foredeck anchor mechanisms (not sure what they're called) will look odd now to be honest,....


Windlasses and anchoring gear!
Foghorn and Bell.
Life-rafts, cats whiskers (viewing platforms used for docking and anchoring)
Vents etc, access to mooring deck and lockers stowage space sand Jack/flag staff.
Emergency exits.
Hoisting equipment.
Forward Hold hatch
An integral part of the ship - shouldn't 'look odd'...ever!!
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #192 on: Mar 27, 2018, 09:02 AM »

Windlasses and anchoring gear!
Foghorn and Bell.
Life-rafts, cats whiskers (viewing platforms used for docking and anchoring)
Vents etc, access to mooring deck and lockers stowage space sand Jack/flag staff.
Emergency exits.
Hoisting equipment.
Forward Hold hatch
These shouldn't ever 'look odd'.

I should've been more specific, I was talking about the lack of anchor chains in the windlasses - it will look odd in my opinion and I hope it doesn't lead to the removal of the windlasses as that would leave the foredeck looking quite naked. I am aware of the other foredeck equipment and their uses and how they changed over the years (quite a lot in some cases) they are all part of her charm, personal memories, and as you say will never look odd!
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #193 on: Mar 27, 2018, 09:08 AM »
Now see Thomas if they are "playin wae the heed" as we say in Scotland they will have left lengths of anchor chain welded in place on the foredeck as if there are anchor chains installed.

Looking at the items of hardware on the quayside I wonder if some aux plant has been removed to make way for new "static friendly" replacements.

It certainly doesn't look like a half assed job - I await the result with interest and am personally glad something remotely positive is happening to her - it certainly beats being rafted up against a tanker with the shell doors open to the elements!

Gav

I did wonder if they'll add a section of anchor chains back in to the windlasses (thank you Rosie for the name of the equipment as I'd forgotten it!) so it doesn't look bare and in my opinion odd as it almost always had anchor chains.

Dubai are certainly serious this time, and are taking good care of her considering she was never going to go back to sea - finally putting in place a reasonable static use plan (hotel and museum).
« Last Edit: Mar 27, 2018, 09:54 AM by Thomas Hypher »
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Offline skilly56

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #194 on: Mar 27, 2018, 09:45 AM »
Photo in Post #190.

Looks like coolers & accumulators from Bow Thruster compartment.
Somewhere in my archives I have a photo or two.......
Nope - cannot find right now.

Skilly

 

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