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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #181 on: Oct 19, 2011, 02:53 PM »
Thanks, Myles and to the photographer for this shot.
To everyone who contributed in making her the 'mighty fine ship' she was, so many thanks too.
« Last Edit: Oct 19, 2011, 03:04 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #182 on: Oct 24, 2011, 08:39 PM »
Captain Greybeard gave some coverage to Rose's demise here

http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2011/10/sad-end-for-dear-old-saga-rose.html
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Re: Saga Rose
« Reply #183 on: Mar 19, 2012, 12:25 AM »
She'll be missing her sister dreadfully...
She (SR) sailed up the River Yangste in 2010 to be scrapped. :'(

Kyle, What an amazing place to be!
Wonderful photos - she's in the biggest shipyard in the world!

If you are out there for a while, and if you'd like / have the time, for more info,
the link to the yard 'owners(?)'
http://www.cjshipbr.com/e_main.htm

the Saga Rose topic here on the Forum
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,844.msg39287.html#msg39287
« Last Edit: Mar 19, 2012, 12:28 AM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Re: Saga Rose
« Reply #184 on: Mar 19, 2012, 09:50 PM »
Kyle
Here's the name of the yard
China Changjiang Ship Recycling Yard in Jiangyin near Shanghai.
and the website:
http://en.eshiptrading.com/ent/company/286/7233/
For safety as well as ecological reasons Mearsk are recommending this yard, instead of the beaches at Alang etc
For info.
http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2011/10/sad-end-for-dear-old-saga-rose.html
« Last Edit: Mar 19, 2012, 09:52 PM by Twynkle »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #185 on: Mar 24, 2012, 05:53 AM »
Thankyou, Twynkle for link to shipbreaking yard. I notice they also have secondhand ships for sale. One question, do you know the date Saga rose arrived there? Even the month would suffice. Many thanks in advance. Ellen. :'(

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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #186 on: Mar 24, 2012, 06:24 AM »
I don't think Rosie will mind if I answer...    ;)

Saga Rose arrived at the breakers on May 29, 2010    :'(

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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #187 on: Mar 26, 2012, 08:41 AM »
Many thanks for your kind reply. I am compiling a roster of cruise ships, starting 1950 although I have some pre 1950 ships as well - two which I travelled in, the America and the Willem Ruys to give their original names. However if Chandris had purchased the 1939 Maury, it would have been she who would have been called Australis and I would have curled up in a heap of pure heavenly delight - but alas, not to be. However America WAS designed by the famous Gibbs brothers - and was the prototype for the United States, so another notable ship. So thanks once again. At least Rosie had retained part of her original name to the end. I wonder what became of her memorabilia though.

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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #188 on: Jun 22, 2012, 09:36 AM »
Very sad news. I wish I had not looked at the picture of her in the scrapyard  :'(

She was the first ship I worked on (stage manager). Lots of happy memories.

James

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« Reply #189 on: Jan 23, 2013, 06:48 AM »
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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #190 on: May 18, 2013, 05:45 PM »
I cannot find any sign of this link to a YouTube video of Sagafjord passing Vistafjord being posted before, worth watching if only for the horn salute:


« Last Edit: May 18, 2013, 06:02 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #191 on: Sep 25, 2014, 10:24 AM »
Although she was broken up some while ago - isn't it wonderful to find Sagafjord here!
http://www.oceanlinersmagazine.com/2014/09/17/sagafjord-saga/
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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord)
« Reply #192 on: Jan 06, 2016, 09:13 PM »
https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/547c6ffd40f0b60241000069/SagaRoseReport.pdf
 I've tagged this item here , it's worth a read, poor crewman dies, but what got my attention was the lack of oxygen in tanks due to corriosion, never knew this  problem, perhaps this applies to QE2 as we speak , we know she has corrosion problems in her tanks, bit scarey. the photos of Rose's machine spaces really show an old lady with years of service behind her she looks tired, only goes to show that us as passengers only see the nice bits... maybe Skilly can tell us a bit more if he comes down here

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Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord, ex Gripsholm) engine room photo
« Reply #193 on: Sep 08, 2017, 06:03 AM »
Hi everyone was just browsing Flickr and Google looking for any photos of Saga Ruby's main engine room and found this photo of Saga Rose's main engine room. The uploader called: WorldWidePhoto has other photos from Saga Rose in the same album titled: Cruise Ship engines among other ships. Thought this would be of interest, particularly to the engineers on this forum.

https://flic.kr/p/4tAqEN


I'm unsure how to embed Flickr photos into posts on the forum, however?


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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord, ex Gripsholm) engine room photo
« Reply #194 on: Sep 08, 2017, 06:42 PM »
I'm unsure how to embed Flickr photos into posts on the forum, however?

In Flickr, embedding depends on whether the owner of the photo allows it. In the case of this picture, embedding is prevented, as the owner presumably wants everyone to view the picture where it is being displayed.

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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord, ex Gripsholm)
« Reply #195 on: Sep 09, 2017, 01:26 AM »
Hi everyone was just browsing Flickr and Google looking for any photos of Saga Ruby's main engine room and found this photo of Saga Rose's main engine room. The uploader called: WorldWidePhoto has other photos from Saga Rose in the same album titled: Cruise Ship engines among other ships. Thought this would be of interest, particularly to the engineers on this forum.

https://flic.kr/p/4tAqEN


I'm unsure how to embed Flickr photos into posts on the forum, however?


Thomas
Those engines look very complicated!
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Re: Saga Rose (ex Sagafjord, ex Gripsholm)
« Reply #196 on: Apr 30, 2020, 06:28 PM »
A super video, from 1986

The Sagafjord - A Very Personal Story - Cunard 1986

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