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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #30 on: Mar 15, 2018, 08:57 PM »
Queen Mary had her tanks (maybe including those for ballast) filled with local mud (which is of a clay type) as part of her 1967 to 1971 "conversion" as part of their attempts to restore some of the weight of the removed machinery etc, so I'm not sure she maintains the ability (not to mention being neglected until recently with the structural and mechanical consequences).

She's definitely used her ballast to list herself to allow waterline painting to take place during her time where she is in long Beach, but no idea of the last time they did this.

I think a floating hotel ship has to be able to adjust ballast to some extent so they can change things on board and keep it level.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #31 on: Mar 16, 2018, 04:17 PM »
Looks like QE2 will be in Dock 3,the same as in 2013 :)

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« Reply #32 on: Mar 16, 2018, 05:34 PM »
Thanks for the update, Louis!

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« Reply #33 on: Mar 16, 2018, 08:39 PM »
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  She's definitely used her ballast to list herself to allow waterline painting to take place during her time where she is in long Beach, but no idea of the last time they did this.   

I believe quite recently, l was told some of the staff found it very odd walking along with the decks at an uneven angle.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #34 on: Mar 17, 2018, 03:41 PM »
All ready for the move tomorrow.....

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #35 on: Mar 17, 2018, 04:16 PM »
QE2 will have the lights on while shes at the dry dock,2 generators have been placed onboard
plus one bigger one on the dockside

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« Reply #36 on: Mar 17, 2018, 10:15 PM »
This is Very interesting News, Louis
Recently back from almost the farthest South and jet-lagged - so only just now catching up.

As a matter of interest - does anyone know how much HFO QE2 will have left stuck inside her tanks?

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #37 on: Mar 18, 2018, 09:24 AM »
QE2 is on the move.....


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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #38 on: Mar 18, 2018, 09:32 AM »
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #39 on: Mar 18, 2018, 09:52 AM »
Some evocative images there. Certainly brings back some memories of what once was.

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #40 on: Mar 18, 2018, 10:24 AM »
There's three images here, the second one is stunning.

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #41 on: Mar 18, 2018, 10:54 AM »
QE2 at Dock 3

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #42 on: Mar 18, 2018, 12:25 PM »
Superb photos, Thank You
 - Godspeed to QE2!
You look so very good to be at sea again  :'(

As far as the dry docking is concerned - does anyone know what they will be doing?
(Hoping her ballast measurements are OK? ;) )
Just wishing her davits etc could be replaced...

This is possibly and hopefully going to be a reminder of the wonderful image of Flagship's post,
taken when he ventured beneath her hull!
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #43 on: Mar 18, 2018, 01:11 PM »
Noticed a few things:

The shell doors in the hull were not shut for the journey - she was unpowered for the tow so maybe for cooling but then what about safety in the case of a stability emergency? I do however have complete faith in Dubai from that point of view - they know what they’re doing.

There are markings on her hull that could indicate where stanchions/permanent docking attachments may be welded. Also in that area of her hull it appears that hot work has been underway already due to the black smudged appearance of her hull. This is below the gangway attachment for the Midships lobby entrance.

The shell doors for Midships Lobby appear to have been removed or replaced as the doors or covers there don’t look original.

Have also noticed what looks like a red flag (Red Ensign a pipe dream?) flying from the port side of her signal mast, opposite the UAE flag.


These are just my observations and are therefore open to be corrected by those much more in the know!

Great to see her underway again though! Like old times even if under tow and a “dead” ship as far as any power goes.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #44 on: Mar 18, 2018, 01:39 PM »
All that smoke..........coming from the wrong funnel!!!

 

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