Ahoy from the QE2 Story Team

The month by month QE2 timeline details events that have happened to QE2 over the years.......and here are a few reminders of events that happened to the ship in the month of October.  

4 October 1968
The Mast Goes on – wonderful photos of the John Brown’s cranes lifting QE2's  mast into place.  Fabulous picture posted below but you can see other photos and find out more by visiting this topic.

27 October 1974
Crash with Pier at Cherbourg - Forum members discuss this incident in 1974 when QE2 was blown away from her moorings and crashed into a dock injuring a dockside worker.  David Risley recalled that "the ship was departing Cherbourg, she was being manoeuvred from the dockside, under the Pilots control when a broadside wind pushed her back onto the quayside causing about a 70 foot rent along the port side aft. The gash was almost a straight line about 15 feet above the water line"  Enjoy reading and join in the discussions.

October 1986 Memories of heavy seas on QE2's last voyage as a steam engine are recalled 


16 October 2008 When QE2's made her final call to New York Cunardqueen was onboard.  The photos he has posted on the QE2 Anniversaries topic  give us an insight into this important occasion.  Maybe you were onboard and have memories and pictures to share!

4 October 1968: Mast being lifted into place at John Brown's Shipyard Clydebank (Michael Gallagher)
16 October 2008 Departing New York for the last time (Cunardqueen)

Poll for the September Photo Competition 

Voting for the September Photo Competition Tranquility, closes on 1 November so why not take a few minutes to enjoy QE2 memories and vote for your three favourite photos.

The September winning photo will be the start of your selection for the 2017 Calendar. We are very much looking forward to seeing your choice.  

Keep watching the competition results topic for details of winners.  Congratulations to Hamburger, the winner of the August competition with his photo "power water" and Cunarder Man the runner up with  "power in the Atlantic"

October 2015 Photo of the Month Competition

Do you have a winning photo of  "Special Occasions onboard QE2?"  

These can be special occasions on board or elsewhere -- but QE2 must at least be partially visible in the picture!  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 October 2015 Photo Competition topic but if you need any help just email: and we will be only too willing to assist.  
October competition prize: Nieuw Amsterdam by Bill Miller (selling on Amazon GBP 16.58) donated by Rob Lightbody 

The QE2 Story 2016 Calendar is now available to order!

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.

In other forum news :-

What do you think about the Tillberg's original designs for QE2 Dubai? We would love to hear from you!
Remembering QE2 Flying Queen Elizabeth Flags 29/5/2005
What was the reason for the Changes to QE2's iconic funnel following re-engining in 1986/87? Michael Gallagher gives some details.  
QE2 spotting in Port Rashid from August 2015.  Keep watching for the daily posts with pictures from Dubai webcam.
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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