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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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Captain's Handbag21 viewsTromso Norway 2001Lynda Bradford
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Lights on the control panel 17 viewsNorway 2001Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200118 viewsBridge Visit (1)Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200126 viewsBridge Visit (2) Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200122 viewsBridge Visit (3) view from BridgeLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200120 viewsBridge Visit (4) Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200124 viewsBridge Visit (5)Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200119 viewsBridge Visit (6)Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200118 viewsBridge Visit (7)Lynda Bradford
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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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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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Still a working ship48 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.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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Joint Winner Green on Boat Deck from the bridge wing74 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. Taken on our bridge visit on our last voyage in July 2008, as we sailed back to Southampton through a very sunny, warm, and calm Bay of Biscay.Thomas Hypher
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July 2008 Bridge visit in the Bay of Biscay 270 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) photos from our bridge visit on our final voyage. My Dad and I rediscovered this photo and the others in the series the other day having forgotten they were taken for a decade! I am the child with the Cunard bum bag taking my own bridge photos whilst standing on the raised platform for the port-side "barbecue" outer manoeuvring station next to the leading edge of the port bridge wing.Thomas Hypher
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July 2008 Bridge visit in the Bay of Biscay 159 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) photos from our bridge visit on our final voyage. My Dad and I rediscovered this photo and the others in the series the other day having forgotten they were taken for a decade!Thomas Hypher
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Controlled chaos and the Captain's chair34 viewsMy first visit to QE2's bridge, a special occasion with the children's club (wasn't something that happened on any other voyage I was on or normally for that matter with the children's club). Somewhere in a calm, sunny, and warm Bay of Biscay (out of character!) in late July 2005 heading back to Southampton after cruising the Med.Thomas Hypher
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At the wheel whilst going 28.3/4 knots!40 viewsMy first visit to QE2's bridge, a special occasion with the children's club (wasn't something that happened on any other voyage I was on or normally for that matter with the children's club). Somewhere in a calm, sunny, and warm Bay of Biscay (out of character!) in late July 2005 heading back to Southampton after cruising the Med.Thomas Hypher
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The original horn/whistle panel (as far as I know)74 viewsNot necessarily in it's original location on the Bridge, but cannot confirm. Juxtaposed with modern bridge equipment. My photo from July 2008.Thomas Hypher
 
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