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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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A Speed Not Seen Anymore!11 viewsMy photo from my late July 2005 first bridge visit with the nursery.Thomas Hypher
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At The Helm Aged 8, Late July 200529 viewsSailing at nearly 28.5 knots through the Bay of Biscay back to Southampton. Luckily for everyone else, QE2 was on autopilot!

The moment the childhood dream to become a deck officer started and is now becoming a reality nearly 20 years later.
Thomas Hypher
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Civitavecchia, Italy on Tuesday 26th July 20058 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo.Thomas Hypher
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14 viewsThe letter from the Captain's Secretary inviting us up to the bridge on our last trip on QE2 in July 2008, after my Dad had written to Captain David Perkins asking if a bridge visit was possible.

Photo taken back onboard QE2 in late January 2020 in Dubai, in cabin 1028.
Thomas Hypher
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Captain Signed Personal Guide13 viewsThe last QE2 Personal Guide I used on our last trip on QE2 in July 2008, a Mediterranean cruise.

Signed by Captain David Perkins along with the speed we were doing at the time and minimum speed we needed to make on the last leg back to Southampton. In true QE2 fashion we were going faster than needed.

Photo taken back onboard QE2 in late January 2020 in Dubai, in cabin 1028.
Thomas Hypher
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Caronia Restaurant Baked Alaska22 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008. Our South African waiter and waitress were wonderful.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 Singers And Dancers Performing "Apassionata"18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from July 2005.Thomas Hypher
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Baked Alaska With The Mauretania's Seahorses17 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from July 2005.Thomas Hypher
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Departing Gibraltar With The Wonderful Funnel Illumination19 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last trip on QE2, and the last port we ever visited onboard QE2 on Monday 28th July 2008. Another bit of finality during her final season.Thomas Hypher
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Admiring QE2's Power and Speed From The Original One Deck Aft Windows46 viewsMy photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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Admirers Up Close While At Anchor In Propriano, Corsica. 27 viewsMy photo from QE2's only visit to Propriano on Thursday 24th July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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A Towel Friend In Cabin 300530 viewsOne of the many happy memories from sailing on QE2. My Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008.Thomas Hypher
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George C Griffiths Whisky25 viewssigned by Captain McNaughtLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths: QE2 Commemorative Mug23 viewsLynda Bradford
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Falls and Patches14 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from at anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005.Thomas Hypher
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Aft Superstructure Repairs Visible from the Tender Pontoon14 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from at anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005.Thomas Hypher
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George C Griffiths QE2 200715 views40th Anniversary of launch of QE2 (1967 - 2007)Lynda Bradford
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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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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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Ice Sculpture at the Midnight Buffet11 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our July 2005 trip.Thomas Hypher
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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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Funnel reflecting on a very sunny day at anchor25 viewsMy photo from our last trip on QE2 in July 2008. I think this was on her only visit to Propriano, Corsica.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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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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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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At anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005 (2)34 viewsMy photo from going ashore to explore Cannes with my parents.Thomas Hypher
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At anchor off Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005 (1)23 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the roof of one of the catamaran tenders as we approached QE2 after we had explored Cannes a bit.Thomas Hypher
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Departing Civitavecchia on Friday 25th July 200834 viewsMy photo. Ocean Village Two and Brilliance Of The Seas departed ahead of us.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 first and last visit to Propriano, Corsica63 viewsMy photo from Thursday 24th July 2008. Also our final voyage onboard.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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Full Collection69 viewsThe full view of my QE2 collectionBrandon Sterkel
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My Special Package78 viewsThe contents of my special package from Myles. (aka cunardqueen)Brandon Sterkel
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Cooling off + Leaving Lisbon 4.7.08134 viewsEveryone has the same idea. At the aft end pools-cooling off on the way out of the River TagusGrill Britannia
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Original 1967 QE2 Jigsaw - completed76 viewsRob Lightbody
   
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