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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #270 on: Mar 28, 2018, 10:08 PM »
And here's the stern logo in all its glory, attached
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #271 on: Mar 28, 2018, 10:19 PM »
Where did Southampton go? Aboard the ship as a display?
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« Reply #272 on: Mar 28, 2018, 10:49 PM »
Where did Southampton go? Aboard the ship as a display?
I’m fairly sure, correct me if I’m wrong, that the ‘Southampton’ text was physically part of the hull; if that is the case I imagine they would have had to chisel/sand the lettering out and apply filler.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #273 on: Mar 28, 2018, 10:54 PM »
I thought they welded it on..
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #274 on: Mar 28, 2018, 11:19 PM »
And here's the stern logo in all its glory, attached
The "S" in "Southampton" can be seen below the two E's in "Queen"
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #275 on: Mar 28, 2018, 11:24 PM »
The "S" in "Southampton" can be seen below the two E's in "Queen"
Jeez my eyes are bad!
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #277 on: Mar 29, 2018, 10:06 AM »
And she's back on the water, where she belongs


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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #278 on: Mar 29, 2018, 01:07 PM »
AIDAstella is also in Port Rashid (wish I'd known earlier then I would've screenshotted QE2's tow back to her permanent berth from AIDAstella's webcam). The weather in Dubai sure is better than here in Bournemouth as I type this  ;) .
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #279 on: Mar 29, 2018, 01:11 PM »
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #280 on: Mar 29, 2018, 01:24 PM »
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Excellent, lovely to see. Running out of positives to say for that particular photo. She's in good hands (although I personally haven't doubted that in recent months/last year or so).
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #281 on: Mar 29, 2018, 01:44 PM »
She looks splendid and shiny. Well done!  :)

Nice that she had a lovely welcome party from the Navigators.

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« Reply #282 on: Mar 29, 2018, 02:05 PM »
Fantastic photo. 

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« Reply #283 on: Mar 29, 2018, 02:12 PM »
I quite like the logo on her side - jury is still out regarding the stern however it is their ship and to be honest they haven't changed that much exterior wise and the paint job is spot on.

Good to see new news on a daily basis just now!!

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #284 on: Mar 29, 2018, 03:37 PM »
This is fab news and I cannot believe it's finally happening!

When I think back to the uncertainty of 2013 and how distressing it all was... it's just a lovely start to a new chapter of her life now! And even better that we can all visit and stay on her for the years to come!

Well done to all involved in her restoration and thank you to all the members on here that have provided updates and photos, it's really made the transformation more personal and exciting  :)


 

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