Ahoy from the QE2 Story Team

We were pleased to see news that DP World Chairman, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem has confirmed that there is a new plan for QE2 and the ship will not be scrapped.  There have been plans announced before that have not come to fruition, but it is possible with the appropriate plan and financial backing QE2 could have a new life.  Have a look at what forum members are saying on the topic

The QE2 in Dubai timeline gives us a reminder of what has been happening between 2009 and 2015 . 

QE2 at her new location Dubai Old Cruise Terminal 1.  Thanks to forum member, Queen Elizabeth II, for this image taken by his friend, who wished to remain anonymous
Enjoy this photo of a young QE2 at Inchgreen Dry Dock in 1968.  Thanks to Glasgow family album on Flickr  for wonderful photos of QE2 at launch and in Dry Dock
We were very sad to learn that Captain Harvey Smith had died on 16 November, aged 83. 
Captain Harvey Smith was Staff Captain. He was promoted to QE2's Executive Captain role in1981/82.  If you remember Captain Harvey Smith or you see any newspaper articles following his death, please post on the Captain's topic

Thank-you Alan Snelson for letting us use the photo
We also learned of the death of Richard Clifford on 26 November 2016.  He was part of the four man team who were parachuted into the Atlantic in response to a bomb scare on QE2 in 1972
Richard Clifford and Captain Harvey Smith were part of QE2’s history and we are sad to learn of their passing.  Our condolences to family members.  May they rest in peace.

Thank-you to Cunard for permission to use the photo

Poll for the October Photo Competition 


Voting for the October Photo Competition Special occasions onboard QE2, closes on 1 December so why not take a few minutes to enjoy QE2 memories and vote for your three favourite photos.

Keep watching the competition results topic for details of winners.  Congratulations to Cunarder Man, the winner of the September competition with his photo "Midnight Sun" and Mike de Fiore the runner up with  "Anchored in Bermuda"

November 2015 Photo of the Month Competition

Do you have a winning photo of  "Views of and across the foredeck?"  
The Photo Competition is easy to enter and not only do you have a chance to win a prize but you also are keeping the memory of QE2 alive by sharing your memories.  

Isabelle has provided easy instructions to enter the competition on the November 2015 Photo Competition topic but if you need any help just email: and we will be only too willing to assist.  
November competition prize: The British Cruise ship(selling on Amazon GBP 18.94) has been donated by Rob Lightbody 

Thinking about ordering The QE2 Story 2016 Calendar? See below for 30% off our QE2 Calendar until 30 November 2015.


Why not take advantage of the printers offer of 30% off the price if you use code GWT30 and order before midnight on 30 November 2015.

Again we have two different choices on offer, the Premium and the Standard, details of which are outlined on the Calendar Ordering page. All images used in each calendar are the same, although the choice of cover image is different between the two versions due to the differing formats of the layout. We have simply swapped images so that the cover image of one will be found on the inside pages of the other and vice-versa.

Thank-you Cunardqueen for the photo, we love the QE2 teddy!  You too could post your photo with the Calendar on the 2016 Calendar topic. 

In other forum news :-

Hope you enjoyed the "Final Voyage Day by 
Forum member, Louis has posted his friend's photo QE2 with some light showing in the Caronia Restaurant
John Drew, who was a QE2 boat mechanic gives a fascination insight of how he went with the crew to rescue a sick Russian fisherman in 1975 
Have a look at these pictures of Dan Wallace and Cunard Chairman Sir John Brocklebank studying early Q4 plans (pre 1966) in the Cunard Building in Liverpool in the "Original Q4 Design" topic
Good to see new discussions on QE2's funnel where Lachlan posted a couple of images of the plans and Cunardqueen posted photos
Rob Lightbody explains why there was Forum Downtime this week (log in to access the chat section of the forum)
Thank-you for your continued support for the QE2 Story Forum.  We know how special the ship is to everyone onboard the forum and we appreciate the contributions that are made to keep her memory alive.

Best Wishes

Lynda Bradford 
and the QE2 Story Team
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