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.
16 October 2008When 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: email@example.com 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
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.