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12 viewsThe Cunard bum bag my parents bought me from the aft most shop on Boat Deck (just inside from the Sport Deck area) on one of our earlier QE2 trips (2004 or 2005).

Photo taken back onboard QE2 in late January 2020 in Dubai, in cabin 1028.
Thomas Hypher
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Patches, Filled in Windows, and Reinforcement galore28 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the last meeting of the then whole Cunard fleet that QE2 took part in on Tuesday 22nd April 2008 while undergoing her last Cunard refit, a wet dock alongside the Western Docks in Southampton. We were on a local Blue Funnel excursion vessel and I was having a day off primary school for this unplanned historic event!Thomas Hypher
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Pia : Cunard in New York13 views16 September 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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George C Griffiths QE2 Norway July 20029 viewsDockside view of ship Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 April 200111 viewsMarseilles (4)Lynda Bradford
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Black bowtie and dinner jacket, for the black and white ball.26 viewsBack from a lovely evening, with souvenirs.Rob Lightbody
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At Anchor Off Cannes112 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) black and white edit of one of a series of photos he took from Schat Harding catamaran tender 14 returning to the ship on Saturday 23rd July 2005, on our third trip on QE2.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 - Our Friend And Second Home13 viewsA photo taken by my Uncle or Auntie (Andrew or Pauline Hypher) on my Dad's camera during our visit to Rotterdam in August 2006.1 commentsThomas Hypher
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Oriana - A Frequent Companion18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our third trip on QE2 in July 2005 as we departed Gibraltar. Oriana was often in port with us, be it in Southampton or overseas.Thomas Hypher
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The Sleek Throughbred And Her Worthy Successor24 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the final whole Cunard fleet gathering QE2 took part in, in Southampton in April 2008. This was an unplanned and short notice event due to QE2's final Cunard refit being a wetdock alongside the Western Docks instead of the usual drydocking at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven. I had the day off Primary School for this bit of history.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 Cunard Posters in stairwell32 viewsRob Lightbody
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Baked Alaska around the Sea Horses10 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 trip.Thomas Hypher
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Take A Bow24 viewsMy photo from Sunday 17th August 2003 in Manhattan, taken on a disposable film camera, shortly after disembarking after our first trip on QE2 - a Westbound Transatlantic.Thomas Hypher
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Sleek and Space Age Superstructure40 viewsMy photo from Vigo, Spain on Saturday 23rd October 2004, on our second trip on QE2.Thomas Hypher
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Beautiful Bow Curves34 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from Vigo, Spain on Saturday 23rd October 2004, on our second trip on QE2.Thomas Hypher
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QE2's funnel showing it's scars in the early morning sunshine29 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our second trip in October 2004.Thomas Hypher
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Iconic funnel coming into view from the steps up to Sun Deck35 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our first voyage on QE2, a Westbound Transatlantic, in August 2003.Thomas Hypher
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About to depart from Civitavecchia22 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the evening of Tuesday 26th July 2005.

My Dad almost missed the ship just after taking this photo despite the gangway security team saying he had plenty of time to take photos. His name was called on the PA system and me and my Mum went to the Purser's Office to tell them where he was. My Dad sprinted back to the ship with his DSLR camera on the tripod as soon as he saw and heard the gangways being brought aboard getting back onboard via the last gangway.
Thomas Hypher
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Preparing to sail from Gibraltar (2)30 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from Monday 28th July 2008. Our final port call ever on QE2 before returning to Southampton on our last voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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Preparing to sail from Gibraltar (1)19 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from Monday 28th July 2008. Our final port call ever on QE2 before returning to Southampton on our last voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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A little bit of red framed by white and blue49 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008 in Civitavecchia. Inspired by a similar photo I saw in one of Marc-Antoine Bombail's (QE2forever's) excellent QE2 books.Thomas Hypher
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An iconic photo backdrop38 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our first trip, the 11th to the 17th August 2003 Westbound Transatlantic, somewhere on a very sunny and sparkling North Atlantic - it was like the Mediterranean.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 at Civitavecchia on Tuesday 26th July 2005 (3)61 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 at Civitavecchia on Tuesday 26th July 2005 (2)60 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 at Civitavecchia on Tuesday 26th July 2005 (1)44 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas Hypher
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Passing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and into New York40 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from the January 2008 tandem crossing with Queen Victoria. All three ships of the fleet (at the time) entered New York one after another, QM2 trailing QE2 who was leading the way as was only right and proper!Thomas Hypher
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Going under the 25 de Abril Bridge outbound from Lisbon31 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Thursday 2nd August 2007, on our penultimate voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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Departing Bergen65 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Monday 31st July 2006, on our 4th voyage onboard called "Northern Odyssey" in the brochure.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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Joint Winner QE2 in her element on her final transatlantic crossing75 viewsNot rough weather on this occasion but the famous North Atlantic swells were present and at times noticeable. A screenshot from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage from onboard QM2 on the final tandem crossing and QE2's final transatlantic crossing, Eastbound, between the 16th and 22nd October 2008.Thomas Hypher
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Departing Rotterdam with one of several water salutes!18 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Friday 4th August 2006 (14 years ago today! - day of uploading this photo). We had a wonderful send off from Rotterdam including a choir, but almost girted the tug off our stern with our sheer power and torque even at 72rpm as we left the cruise terminal. My Uncle and Auntie watching from the dockside said the tug master only just recovered and their photos show how dicey it was. Family friend and fellow ship enthusiast Stephen Macey is in the photo.Thomas Hypher
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Underwater Lion, December 16th 200733 viewsUnderwater Lion, December 16th 2007Rob Lightbody
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One Deck aft, looking forward and up at those wonderful aft decks93 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from late in the evening of 25th October 2004, on our second voyage, an Iberian cruise.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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Nasty Surprise, a particularly smokey tug!47 viewsNot sure this tug would pass emissions laws these days ;)
It had just given us a good load of smoke to the bit beneath the bridge which had the large group of us coughing and spluttering a bit. My photo from departing Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008.
Thomas Hypher
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Towel Animals, always a nice surprise!44 viewsDad's photo (James A Hypher's) photo from our last voyage onboard in July 2008. Taken in cabin 3005, note the original to 1969 mirror, light, chest of drawers, and bunk bed.Thomas Hypher
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QE2's final departure from New York (2)59 views16th October 2008. A screen capture from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage of this bittersweet event filmed from QM2's Boat Deck.Thomas Hypher
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QE2's final departure from New York (1)65 views16th October 2008. A screen capture from my Dad's (James A Hypher's) video footage of this bittersweet event filmed from QM2's Boat Deck.2 commentsThomas Hypher
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Juxtaposed43 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, on our last voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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Outside the Yacht Club56 viewsOctober 2004. My Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo.Thomas Hypher
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Table Tennis spot between the Grand Lounge and the Yacht Club57 viewsAugust 2003, Westbound Transatlantic. Our first voyage onboard QE2, we were hooked on her! Photo taken on a disposable film camera by my Dad (James A Hypher).Thomas Hypher
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Cunard posters on the stairway (2)28 viewsRob Lightbody
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Cunard posters on the stairway21 viewsRob Lightbody
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Lido Midnight Buffet Ice Sculpture26 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 voyage.Thomas Hypher
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Flannel Elephant22 viewsOne of several flannel animals the room steward made on our final voyage onboard in July 2008. My photo.Thomas Hypher
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Sir Samuel Cunard26 viewsCunarder Man
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Mooring ropes and Maintenance59 viewsMy photo, Monday 25th October 2004 in Gibraltar.Thomas Hypher
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The falls and the funnel47 viewsMy photo, July 2008 - probably from our visit to Propriano, Corsica.Thomas Hypher
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Lifeboat/Tender 12 on it's falls and over the side in Propriano, Corsica51 viewsThursday 24th July 2008, QE2's only visit to Propriano. My photo.Thomas Hypher
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QE2's last ever visit to Monte Carlo29 viewsMy photo from our run ashore on Saturday 26th July 2008. We left the port with no fanfare or marking of the occasion, hauling anchor and blowing our whistles a bit before calmly sailing off.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 anchored off Monte Carlo67 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo. Taken from a tender going ashore on the morning of Sunday 5th August 2007.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 about to depart from Civitavecchia29 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from the evening of Tuesday 26th July 2005. He almost missed the ship despite being told he had plenty of time to take a few photos!Thomas Hypher
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Queen Victoria From The Lido54 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from QE2's tandem transatlantic crossing with Queen Victoria in January 2008, my Auntie (Dad's sister) is sitting looking out from their table.Thomas Hypher
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View from Cabin 5054 (2)50 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from our cabin on our first voyage onboard, a Westbound transatlantic in August 2003.Thomas Hypher
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View from cabin 5054 (1)52 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo from our cabin on our first voyage onboard, a Westbound transatlantic in August 2003.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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QE2 in Civitavecchia41 viewsMy photo from our last voyage onboard. Friday 25th July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 in Manhattan93 viewsMy photo taken as a 6 year old on a disposable film camera. Sunday 17th August 2003.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 in Vigo81 viewsMy photo from Sunday 23rd October 2004.Thomas Hypher
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The Cunard Lion 45 views19 September 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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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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Green desk in the Library149 viewsMy (unfortunately a bit blurry) photo from our penultimate voyage in August 2007.Thomas Hypher
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So sleek!69 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. Taken on the morning of 23rd October 2004 in Vigo, Spain. We had just arrived on time after leaving Southampton 6/7 hours late due to bad weather and passing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay at around 28 to 29 knots. QE2 was a mere couple of weeks from exceeding Aquitania's record for the longest serving Cunard Ocean Liner - she didn't look old or perform like an old ship!Thomas Hypher
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Sublime, iconic, and unique87 viewsMy Dad's (James Hypher's) photo shared with permission. Taken on the morning of 23rd October 2004 in Vigo, Spain from the dockside. We had just arrived on time after leaving Southampton 6/7 hours late due to bad weather and passing through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay at around 28 to 29 knots. QE2 was a mere couple of weeks from exceeding Aquitania's record for the longest serving Cunard Ocean Liner - she didn't look old or perform like an old ship!Thomas Hypher
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Wonderful wake and original design49 viewsOne of my own photos from our final voyage in July 2008.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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Repainting the starboard anchor32 viewsMy photo from Monday 25th October 2004 whilst docked in Gibraltar.Thomas Hypher
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One of the excellent towel animals79 viewsMy photo taken in July 2008 (and almost a selfie with the cabin mirror). On at least two of our voyages (2007 and 2008) the cabin steward/stewardess made towel animals and they were always very appreciated!Thomas Hypher
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I spy the Cunard House Flag33 viewsI took this photo on the afternoon of Thursday 24th July 2008 whilst QE2 was anchored in the bay at Propriano, Corsica on her only visit there.Thomas Hypher
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Job done and standing by as we depart!40 viewsMy photo of the tug that assisted our departure from Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008. MV Bleu de France (now MV Saga Sapphire and originally MV Europa) and MV Ocean Dream (originally Carnival's first ever newbuild, MV Tropicale) are docked in the background.Thomas Hypher
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Picking up the slack on our line!43 viewsMy photo of the tug that assisted our departure from Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008 as it reversed and was even more smoky!Thomas Hypher
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About to get a lung full of exhaust!33 viewsMy photo of the tug that assisted our departure from Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008 as she was coming to take our line at the bow.Thomas Hypher
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Smokey Tug helping out at Civitavecchia125 viewsMy digital photo from Friday 25th July 2008 as we departed Civitavecchia after MV Ocean Village Two and GTV Brilliance of the Seas on our last voyage onboard.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 departing New York to return to Southampton47 viewsMy film photo taken as a 6 year old showing her departure of Sunday 17th August 2003 with the ever present and famous Moran Tugs helping out. We were wishing we were on her for the return at this point having very much caught the QE2 bug on the crossing!Thomas Hypher
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Passing Fawley Oil Refinery at the start of a Westbound transatlantic25 viewsMy film photo of us passing Fawley Oil Refinery on Monday 11th August 2003 at the start of our first voyage onboard. I was 6 years old when taking this photo.Thomas Hypher
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Cunard's Red Flag on the bow of QE267 viewsRob Lightbody
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Cunard House Flag and Red Ensign flying proud171 viewsMy photo from our final voyage whilst in French waters - QE2's only visit to Propriano, Corsica an anchor port on Thursday 24th July 2008. Also shows off the red paint near QE2's Signal Mast whistles.Thomas Hypher
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Crowning glory64 viewsMy photo from Lisbon on Thursday 2nd August 2007 on our penultimate QE2 voyage. Lisbon is one of my favourite ports and cities. Note the significant tidal range visible with the gangway's angle and the gangway's location on Two Deck at Midships Lobby (unusual in ports without an enclosed gangway as we would then embark or disembark via Five Deck normally) which was "interesting" when trying to get my Mum and her electric scooter back onboard!Thomas Hypher
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Iconic Cunard Red peaking out from the dockside85 viewsMy photo from alongside in Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 2008 on our last voyage.Thomas Hypher
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First transatlantic and voyage, August 2003 230 viewsMe and my Mum at the bottom of "A" Stairway on Five Deck - my Dad took the photo from on Boat Deck around 80 feet above.Thomas Hypher
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My first emergency drill, August 200324 viewsOne of my Mum's photos from our first voyage, a Westbound transatlantic. I was 6 years old, nearly 7. Fond memories from just before my Mum's MS started rearing its ugly head.Thomas Hypher
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Aquitania cut-away model in the Library July/August 2007147 viewsOne of only four poor quality photos I took in, or of the library and bookshop over the years. Fond memories of the library and bookshop nevertheless.Thomas Hypher
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Bookshop July/August 200782 viewsOne of only four poor quality photos I took in, or of the library and bookshop over the years. Fond memories of the library and bookshop nevertheless.Thomas Hypher
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Library July/August 200797 viewsOne of only four poor quality photos I took in, or of the library and bookshop over the years. Fond memories of the library and bookshop nevertheless.Thomas Hypher
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Departing Civitavecchia, July 200898 viewsA port tug (which was very smoky at times), Bleu de France (ex Europa, currently Saga Sapphire), and Ocean Dream (ex Tropicale). My photo.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 with SS Delphine and other yachts (last ever visit to Monte Carlo/Monaco)89 viewsSaturday 26th July 2008. My photo.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 with Ocean Dream (ex Tropicale - Carnival's first ever newbuild ship)211 viewsCivitavecchia, July 2008. My photo.Thomas Hypher
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Zeebrugge winter sunshine 2007 - Two30 viewstaken on December 15th 2007Rob Lightbody
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Zeebrugge winter sunshine 2007 - Three28 viewstaken on December 15th 2007Rob Lightbody
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Liner in the Sun31 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, Italy (the port for Rome). Thomas Hypher
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Iconic funnel!35 viewsMy photo from Friday 25th July 2008, in Civitavecchia, Italy (the port for Rome).Thomas Hypher
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Smoky and alive23 viewsMy photo from Thursday 24th July 2008 and QE2's only visit to Propriano, an anchor port, in 39 years at sea.Thomas Hypher
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Doing what she did best (being a seagoing ship)28 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008. Taken from the portside bridge wing on my second bridge visit to date.Thomas Hypher
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Ocean Liner prow and crest!72 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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Iconic!53 viewsOne of my photos from our last voyage in July 2008. Taken from the dockside in Civitavecchia.2 commentsThomas 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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One of the three tapestries depicting her launch 248 viewsThe middle of the three original tapestries. My photo from August 2007.Thomas Hypher
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One of the three tapestries depicting her launch 138 viewsOnboard since entering service in 1969, but again not necessarily in their original location. My poor quality photo from July 2008.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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I spy with my little eye, something beginning with "Q"42 viewsMy own photo of QE2 in Lisbon (me and my parents were on a coach tour of the city and area) on Thursday 2nd August 2007. Spectacular suspension bridge and river (my favourite port on QE2).
Thomas Hypher
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From the top of the rock, Gibraltar, Monday 25th October 200453 viewsMy own photoThomas Hypher
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At Monte Carlo/Monaco, Saturday 26th July 2008 (final visit)45 viewsMy own very wonky photo from near to the Monte Carlo/Monaco shoreline.Thomas Hypher
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At Monte Carlo/Monaco, Sunday 5th August 200748 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) many excellent photos (uploaded with permission as usual).Thomas Hypher
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At Cannes from one of the Schat-Harding Catamaran tenders, Sunday 23rd July 200545 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) many excellent photos (uploaded with permission as usual). Approaching QE2 after time ashore.Thomas Hypher
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At Cannes from one of the Schat-Harding Catamaran tenders, Sunday 23rd July 200532 viewsOne of my Dad's (James Hypher's) many excellent photos (uploaded with permission as usual).Thomas Hypher
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July 2005, a speed you don't see anymore!77 views1st Bridge visit.1 commentsThomas Hypher
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July 2008, most of the Bridge, looking to Starboard66 views2nd Bridge visit to date.Thomas Hypher
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July 2008, view from the Port bridge wing over her sleek bow43 views2nd Bridge visit to date.Thomas Hypher
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Many coats of paint, many years active service, photo by my Dad73 viewsTaken on our first QE2 trip, a Westbound Transatlantic in August 2003. The weather was calm and sunny and the North Atlantic glistened a lot like the Mediterranean.Thomas Hypher
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Growing marks, photo by my Dad59 viewsTaken on our family's July/August 2007 Mediterranean cruise. The file title alludes to the fact the original funnel was significantly altered to make her post 1987 refit funnel, becoming bigger.Thomas Hypher
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Aluminium patches and blanked out windows, taken by my Dad66 viewsSaturday 23rd October 2004 at 08:51 in Vigo, Spain.Thomas Hypher
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Patchwork113 viewsRunning repairs in 2003Pete Hamill
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The Cunard Lion being repainted51 views... at the bottom of the outdoor swimming pool.Isabelle Prondzynski
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Posters30 viewsHugh Ritchie
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