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Bay of Biscay Enroute Back to Southampton, July 200817 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the port bridge wing on our last QE2 voyage.

This was my second bridge visit almost 3 years to the day of the first with the nursery, at a more sedate approximately 21 knots (slow by QE2 standards).

My Dad had written to Captain David Perkins asking if a bridge visit was possible given it was our last chance on a seagoing QE2. I still have the response letter from his secretary.
Thomas Hypher
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Moonrise in the Bay of Biscay29 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 trip.1 commentsThomas Hypher
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Where the dream started14 viewsMy first bridge visit, with the nursery, in late July 2005. This is where the dream of going to sea as a deck officer started. I was 8 years old at the time. We were speeding through a warm, calm, and very sunny Bay of Biscay at nearly 28.5 knots en-route back to Southampton after a Mediterranean cruise. QE2's headwind was immense as I was almost blown over when peaking over the leading edge of the port bridge wing whilst standing on the compass repeater platform.Thomas Hypher
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Her Denny Brown Stabilisers in action45 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2008 Bridge visit.1 commentsThomas Hypher
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Whistle Control Panel48 viewsMy photo from our July 2008 bridge visit.Thomas Hypher
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Port Bridge Wing manoeuvring station or "Barbecue" 32 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2008 Bridge visit where, as I've since learnt, we were shown around the bridge by Blair Skilton the officer in this photo and forum member skilly56's (Tony Skilton's) Son. It's a very small world!Thomas Hypher
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Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (2)43 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our October 2004 voyage. Another photo in the series from this Bay of Biscay passage. My Dad was one of only two passengers out on deck at the time, and he was getting soaked in spray from the waves breaking over the bow but at the aft end of Boat Deck about 800 feet aft of the bow! Unfortunately I was busy being badly seasick for about a day and a half in our cabin at the bow but will never forget the motions of QE2 racing through the storm and our cabin creaking!Thomas Hypher
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Racing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay (1)34 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our October 2004 voyage. QE2 had left Southampton 7 hours late due to a very late arrival caused by the same stormy weather. We would go on to arrive in Vigo, Spain (our first port of call) on time after a day and a half of bombing along in the upper 20s of knots in what was originally scheduled to be two whole sea days. Captain McNaught definitely opened up the throttles.Thomas Hypher
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Sunrise and a Swim?62 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo. Sunrise on 19th July 2005, off North West France, heading South to the Mediterranean. Note the Starboard side Jacuzzi bubbling away!Thomas Hypher
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An unexpected surprise and a dream come true37 viewsLate July 2005. A surprise, very rare visit to the bridge with the onboard nursery. QE2 was going nearly 28.5 knots. Vivid memories to last a lifetime and a moment of significant influence in my life.Thomas Hypher
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Built like a Battleship48 viewsMy photo from our bridge visit of Tuesday 29th July 2008, whilst sailing through the Bay of Biscay enroute back to Southampton on what was our final voyage onboard. I was standing on the raised platform belonging to the port bridge wing's manoeuvring station (otherwise nicknamed a barbecue I think?), the port side compass repeater being in the foreground along with the bridge wing's leading edge weather deflector setup. My Dad happened to take a photo that shows me taking this photo hence knowing the above!Thomas Hypher
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View ahead from the port bridge wing166 viewsMy photo from our bridge visit of Tuesday 29th July 2008, whilst sailing through the Bay of Biscay enroute back to Southampton on what was our final voyage onboard. We were going around 22 knots at the time and the weather deflectors were doing their job with our headwind allowing me to take this photo unlike my previous bridge visit when we were going over 28 knots! Thomas Hypher
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Bay of Biscay October 199286 viewsCunarder Man
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QE2, Bay of Biscay, October 2004 3113 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo taken in a Force 9 gusting Force 10 that we were cutting through at around 29 knots due to leaving Southampton very late after QE2's arrival into Southampton was delayed by 6/7 hours due to rough weather in the English Channel. We arrived in Vigo our first port of call on time.Thomas Hypher
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QE2, Bay of Biscay, October 2004 286 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo taken in a Force 9 gusting Force 10 that we were cutting through at around 29 knots due to leaving Southampton very late after QE2's arrival into Southampton was delayed by 6/7 hours due to rough weather in the English Channel. We arrived in Vigo our first port of call on time.Thomas Hypher
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QE2, Bay of Biscay, October 2004 186 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo taken in a Force 9 gusting Force 10 that we were cutting through at around 29 knots due to leaving Southampton very late after QE2's arrival into Southampton was delayed by 6/7 hours due to rough weather in the English Channel. We arrived in Vigo our first port of call on time.Thomas Hypher
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Pete Cain : Reflected moon from starboard promenade deck43 viewsHomebound across BiscayThe QE2 Story Administrator
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Across the Bay of Biscay at 28 knots66 viewsJuly 2008 enroute from SOTON to Lisbonskilly56
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Bay of Biscay, 23.08.2008 (1)73 viewsManoel
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Bay of Biscay, 23.08.2008 (2)58 viewsManoel
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Bay of Biscay, early morning, 23.08.200841 viewsManoel
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Barrie Evans 2 : QE2 in the Bay of Biscay, 10 November 2008146 viewsReturn from her very last cruise, one day before her departure for Dubai.1 commentsIsabelle Prondzynski
   
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