QE2 in Guam
Trivia & Quiz
Filming on QE2
QE2 Build Photos
QE2 Calendar Reminder
Glasgow Event - 2nd March
Welcome to the Cabin Cavalcade
......where you have the opportunity to see the ship’s range of cabins, from the smallest cabin to the most luxurious. There will even be the opportunity to view the Captain’s cabin!
There are two amazing videos posted by members that capture the excitement of the event, as passengers move around the ship viewing the cabins. One video is from January 2008 and the other the final Westbound crossing.
Forum member, Cunardqueen was one of the cabin cavalcade organisers for both the final Transatlantic Crossings and the Round Britain cruise. He said: “To some it might appear the most plain of subjects, such things as interconnecting doors, baths, doors, closets, sinks, berths, portholes and even carpets but to others these were a great source of conversation, somehow l can't imagine that being the case on the new ships... “
Cabin cavalcade continues next month when you will have the opportunity to view more cabins.
The forum has dedicated topic board areas for QE2 crew and workers, where there is a fantastic collection of stories, photos and memories. But we would love to read more of your memories! Please have a look at the crew topics on the forum and add your memories.
QE2 Officer & Crew and Workers IntroductionsIf you were a member of QE2's crew at any point in her long life, or if you helped build or maintain her, please say hello to everybody, and introduce yourself in this section.
Officer, Crew and Workers Memories This section is mostly for anyone employed on board, or by the builders or maintenance people involved with the upkeep of the ship. However ALL members of the forum can participate and ask our crew members questions about life on board QE2.
If you are a QE2 Crew member and would like to write a short article for the newsletter Crew News section, please send me a Personal Message or contact me at email@example.com
QE2 in Guam
Do you have any memories of QE2's visit to Guam?
Forum member David Rhenow wrote that in the mid 1990's he was living on the island of Guam, when he heard the news that the QE2 would be coming to the island as a result of an itinerary change, because of a volcanic eruption in Papua New Guinea He posted on the forum to ask if any members had memories or photos of the ship's visit, which he thought was around 1994 -1995.
Photo: David Rhenow
QE2 coming into Apra Harbour
Read David's story on his introduction topic and please post if you have any information or photos of the ship's visit.
Trivia and Quiz
Captains of QE2:
Trivia: QE2 had 25 Cunard Captains during her service years from 1969 to 2008
Q1: Who was the Captain in charge when QE2 was requisitioned to take troops to the Falklands Answer Q2: Can you name the Captain who made history by sailing in command of the same ship as his father? Answer
Trivia: RD RNR
The Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve known as the Reserve Decoration (RD) was a medal awarded in the Royal Naval Reserve of the United Kingdom to officers with at least fifteen years of active duty. The medal was instituted in 1908. Source: Wikipedia
Q3:Who was the author of the book "Captain of the Queen"? Answer Q4:Can you name the QE2 Captain who was appointed as Deputy Master of Trinity House in 2011? Answer Q5: Who was the Captain at the time of the Bomb scare in 1972? Answer
Have a look at the list ofQE2 Masters/Captainswhere you can follow the links to their profiles. There is a separate topic for forum members to post their comments
Filming on QE2
QE2 used for Film and TV Work
The QE2 was such an iconic ship that she was used many times for film and TV work. So much so that forum members have posted memories, photos and videos.
Post your memories in the Filming on QE2 topic to remind us of some of the films and TV work on QE2, such as:
Brian mentions that "Having seen the construction of the boilers turbines and double reduction gears in the last few pictures....... here’s a unique photograph of the port side engine of QE2. It is pictured here in John Brown’s workshop, and all of the components of the engine have been assembled so that it can be ‘bench tested’ prior to it’s placement into the ship.
The size of this engine becomes even more apparent if you make a comparison with the four men pictured around the engine."
Does anyone know the answer to the Big question....... what happened to them after they were taken out of the ship in Germany and replaced with diesel electric engines?
Alan Blackwood, former RMS Queen Elizabeth Officer, will be giving a subject illustrated talk to commemorate the 80th anniversary of RMS Queen Elizabeth's secret dash from the Clyde to the safety of New York during early March 1940. Winston Churchill's had instructed that the ship should vacate her fitting out berth at the John Brown Shipyard at Clydebank, so that the workforce could concentrate their efforts on building Royal Navy vessels.
The event will take place at 1:30pm for 2:00 - 4:00pm on Monday 2nd March 2020 in the Education Suite, located on the Ground Floor of the Riverside Transport Museum, Glasgow.
The competition album is open and ready for your three entries to the February photo competition "Art Works on board QE2" and with a prize for the winner, not only are you helping to keep the memory of QE2 alive but you have a chance of winning a prize: the book QE2 a Photographic Journey, by Chris Frame and Rachelle Cross or a jigsaw of the winning photo.
Twynkle, the winner of the October 2019 competition, who choose the theme, says: "This could be Fantastic....Can hardly wait, and looking forward the best collection of the most interesting Art imaginable. From the bookmarks and cards in the Library to those amazingly quirky statues, sculptures and live musicians...
The leather picture, the John Piper tapestries, the Chartroom poetry...
Carpets, Lighting in the ceiling off the Queens Room, the Queen herself and more...
We can make QE2 really happy to know these and so much more are very much still alive! "
We appreciate you taking time to search your pictures albums, to enter photos and we look forward to seeing your entries. Deadline for entries is 29 February 2020.
VOTE: Have you voted for your three favourite photos for the January competition "Ropes, Cables and Chains" If not you will be pleased to learn that you have until 1 March to vote and support the competition.
Photo: Isabelle Prondzynski
Congratulations to George C Griffiths, the winner of the December competition with his photo,"In Malta" and to the runner up Cunardqueen with his picture "QE2 all tied up"
A selection of events, listed in the timeline that happened to QE2 in the month of February See the timeline for full list.
16 February 2005: While alongside in Freemantle four local Australians stole a fork-lift truck and rammed their way on board QE2. All four were found to be drunk.
16 February 2008: Final westbound crossing of the international dateline
20 February 1968: Princess Margaret opens the QE2 Exhibition at the Design Centre in London - British Pathé News Reel
20 February 2007: QE2 & QM2 meet in Sydney, Australia
24 February 1978: Maiden call at Sydney, Australia
24 February 2008: Final call, Sydney, Australia
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