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Offline pete cain

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #285 on: Mar 29, 2018, 04:50 PM »
Got to say that there have been some unexpected ,stunning photos recently, QE2 hotel is looking good, I don't remember a shine like that ever , maybe special paint to repel sand, it's not news on here that I have objected to the removal of stuff & the like, but do hope that the very belated attention & cash injection that the QE2 hotel has recieved, pays off  & it's around long after I'm gone..
 There seems to be a vertical line running from below the prom deck to the dark hull colour, any ideas?

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #286 on: Mar 29, 2018, 04:58 PM »
Got to say that there have been some unexpected ,stunning photos recently, QE2 hotel is looking good, I don't remember a shine like that ever , maybe special paint to repel sand, it's not news on here that I have objected to the removal of stuff & the like, but do hope that the very belated attention & cash injection that the QE2 hotel has recieved, pays off  & it's around long after I'm gone..
 There seems to be a vertical line running from below the prom deck to the dark hull colour, any ideas?

I noticed the vertical line too, it looks like some kind of pipe. She's definitely looking a lot better than she has for a while now!
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« Reply #287 on: Mar 29, 2018, 05:28 PM »
Anyone else recall Robbie and Michael in the Midships Bar with Bob Arnott until the early hours....

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #288 on: Mar 29, 2018, 06:36 PM »
It is so great to see our beloved QE2 looking so good.  May she enjoy a splendid future of the kind she so richly deserves !  Many thanks to those taking such good care of her !   :)
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Offline Alex Tarry

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« Reply #289 on: Mar 29, 2018, 06:55 PM »
She's looking fabulous and relatively unchanged from her sea-going appearance, now keen to get behind her and support her by visiting in May, now hurry up Guys and get her open! 😁👍

Offline Trevor Harris

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« Reply #290 on: Mar 29, 2018, 07:27 PM »
For the earlier discussion on the hull color.. this picture shows her during her blue period.
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=3249
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« Reply #291 on: Mar 29, 2018, 10:47 PM »
For the earlier discussion on the hull color.. this picture shows her blue hull.
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=3249

I remember reading about that Greenpeace incident years ago (well over 10 years ago in David F Hutching's excellent QE2 book) when learning more about QE2. Thank you for reminding me!  :)
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« Reply #292 on: Mar 30, 2018, 11:50 AM »
Just for a split second . . . .

If only!

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #293 on: Mar 30, 2018, 01:36 PM »
Its been confirmed that the ship is now Royal Blue, not Federal Grey.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #294 on: Mar 30, 2018, 04:10 PM »
Its been confirmed that the ship is now Royal Blue, not Federal Grey.

At least it's a colour very similar to the Midnight Blue so has a connection with her, sad to see Federal Grey go though. Having said that she looks excellent, not looked so good in many years!
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« Reply #295 on: Mar 31, 2018, 12:47 PM »
Dear all,

in today's print edition of "Kreiszeitung Wesermarsch", a local newspaper of north-western germany there is an article about the current conversion of QE2. The "QE2 Story" and the "very active discussion" here about the dry docking is positively mentioned as well. An old picture of QE2 in drydock at Bremerhaven is shown.

As I don't think it is allowed to post a screenshot and the article can only be found in the print edition there is nothing to show, sorry.

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #296 on: Mar 31, 2018, 01:24 PM »
Thank you for this news, Stephan, and also for the summary and the mention of the QE2Story -- that is good to hear.

What a pity that there is no online edition to refer to -- I would have loved to have seen that.

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #297 on: Mar 31, 2018, 10:47 PM »
Thank you very much, Stephan, for letting us know about the article.  :)
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #298 on: Apr 01, 2018, 01:39 AM »
Hi Stephen,
Thank you for telling us about the article!
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Offline Joann Scott

Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #299 on: Apr 01, 2018, 11:03 PM »
Thank you all for keeping the QE2 alive. I saw the change from ship to hotel in Long Beach on the Queen Mary. I saw the sailing the Atlantic while I was on the MS Stocholm. It was a wonderful sight to seeing her sailing by. The QE2 will also be GREAT to have a new life which you worked hard for!!

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