Ahoy from the QE2 Team

On 20 September 1967 at precisely 14:28 hours on a sunny afternoon Her Majesty stepped forward on the launching platform and said:
“I name this ship Queen Elizabeth the Second. May God Bless her and all who sail in her.”
The launch marked the beginning of the history of this magnificent ship. 

British Pathe was responsible for recording many great moments in history and the launch of QE2 was one of these occasions, captured for us all to enjoy again and again. 

The QE2 Story is planning a special 50th anniversary event

Log in to the forum to see Rob's video invite to this special celebration of QE2's 50 years.  

Hurricane Luis

On this month September 1995, as a result of Hurricane Luis, the ship was slammed by a 90 foot high wave, followed by two smaller waves. The captain, Captain Warwick, reported maximum wind speed of over 120 knots with average wave heights of 40 feet.

Were you onboard?  Maybe you have a story to tell that you can add to the Hurricane Luis forum topic.

QE2 Wardroom

Were you one of the lucky few who had an invite to the Wardroom?

George Griffiths shared in the Gallery, crew area photos and his invitation for cocktails in the Wardroom 

Photo competition

Poll for the August Photo Competition


Thank-you to everyone who entered photos for the August competition. There are some wonderful images that capture this theme and if you have not voted yet, there is still time  to vote for your favourite  "Power" picture.  
But hurry and vote before the poll closes on 1 October 2015

Have you entered your photos for the September Photo Competition?

The theme for the September competition is "Tranquility"  Have a look at the instructions on how to enter the competition and upload up to three photos before the closing date of midnight on 30 September.

You even have the opportunity to win this month's book prize "East of Suez" by William H Miller and Tim Noble

Alternatively, June Ingram has offered as a prize the jigsaw version of the winning photo. 

Good Luck!  But you need to "be in it to win it"

The QE2 Story 2016 Calendar 

Thanks to the participation of forum members in the Photo Competition, we have a wonderful collection of photos to include in our 2016 Calendar.

Alan Snelson has been working hard on the calendar design and will add the finishing touches, once we have the winning photo for the August competition.   

The 2016 calendar, will be available during the next couple of weeks, so look out for information on the forum and Facebook for a publication date and how to order.  


Photo Competition Results

Congratulations to Stowaway 2K winner of the July competition with his "Ice Queen" picture, which really captured the "Cold" theme.  

Hamburger's photo "To share a father's passion" was runner up.

Thank-you to everyone who submitted photos and voted.   

You can see the winning photos in the Competition Results topics 

Lots of Other Forum News 

Where were you in the lead up to the launch of QE2? read the newspaper reports and share your memories 

We've got a complete collection of German news coverage from QE2 1986/1987 rebuild in our gallery. They were very proud to work on such a prestigious ship.

Greg Rudd started an interesting discussion on Harland and Wolff’s failed bid to build the QM2

Read new members introductions crew  and passenger & enthusiasts 
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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 on behalf of the QE2 Story Team
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