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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #121 on: Mar 22, 2018, 06:38 PM »
Day 4 of QE2 today a date for the history book as work started on the removal of the propellers...

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #122 on: Mar 22, 2018, 06:45 PM »
Day 4 of QE2 today a date for the history book as work started on the removal of the propellers...

A sad day, but understandable.  :(
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #123 on: Mar 22, 2018, 07:24 PM »
Very sad that the propellers are being removed, but at least they are being preserved.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #124 on: Mar 22, 2018, 08:14 PM »
I'm assuming they will remove PORT VILA from the stern, and not put it back.  Now that she's not a ship, they must be finished with that requirement surely.

I hope that they'll paint SOUTHAMPTON in again.  I don't see why they wouldn't do this.  Its a vital part of her history, and actually part of her hull!  The original team promised to do this, as soon as they didn't need the PORT VILA registry displayed.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #125 on: Mar 22, 2018, 08:54 PM »
Day 4 of QE2 today a date for the history book as work started on the removal of the propellers...
Oh well.   :-[
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #126 on: Mar 22, 2018, 10:09 PM »
I'm assuming they will remove PORT VILA from the stern, and not put it back.  Now that she's not a ship, they must be finished with that requirement surely.

I hope that they'll paint SOUTHAMPTON in again.  I don't see why they wouldn't do this.  Its a vital part of her history, and actually part of her hull!  The original team promised to do this, as soon as they didn't need the PORT VILA registry displayed.

They will require official permission but I don't see why getting that would be an issue. Queen Mary got official permission to keep Liverpool on her stern even though she isn't registered anywhere. SS Rotterdam was re-registered back to Rotterdam from Nassau in the Bahamas I believe and is officially registered despite also being a building to all intents and purposes. We will have to see with QE2 - I've hoped it will return for a long time now (as in being repainted)!
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« Reply #127 on: Mar 22, 2018, 10:18 PM »
During her grey period. I'd like to see her with Southampton showing up again.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018 (Propellers Removed)
« Reply #128 on: Mar 23, 2018, 02:22 PM »
Day 5 of QE2 with confirmation that all propellers have been removed

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018 (Propellers Removed)
« Reply #129 on: Mar 23, 2018, 02:44 PM »
Day 5 of QE2 with confirmation that all propellers have been removed

Thank you for the information Louis, sad but inevitable given her new role.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #130 on: Mar 23, 2018, 04:09 PM »
 I leave the country for 5 minutes (alright 5 weeks) & look what you've done, it's all broken, bits lying around the dockside (props) ready to join the bits already removed  & scattered around the access roads (boats).
  Remind me never ever to leave again,         I earnestly hope the old girl has a happy new lease of life, she's waited long enough. Good luck QE2   ----   off to read all about it

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #131 on: Mar 23, 2018, 07:01 PM »
I leave the country for 5 minutes (alright 5 weeks) & look what you've done, it's all broken, bits lying around the dockside (props) ready to join the bits already removed  & scattered around the access roads (boats).
  Remind me never ever to leave again,         I earnestly hope the old girl has a happy new lease of life, she's waited long enough. Good luck QE2   ----   off to read all about it

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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018 (Propellers Removed)
« Reply #132 on: Mar 23, 2018, 07:51 PM »
Day 5 of QE2 with confirmation that all propellers have been removed

See attached from 2009.  The newly polished propellers disappear under the dry dock waters, as the ship prepares to sail to Cape Town in a blaze of publicity...
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #133 on: Mar 23, 2018, 08:00 PM »
During her grey period. I'd like to see her with Southampton showing up again.

Hi Trevor, that photo, I've never seen it before, it's really good.
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Re: QE2 Dry Docking March 2018
« Reply #134 on: Mar 24, 2018, 12:06 PM »
Day 6 of QE2 at the Dry Docks lots of work ongoing,most noticeable are the sealing up of the openings

 

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