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Keith Douglas: QE2 at Battle of the Atlantic review off the North Wales coast in 19931 viewsQE2 with Canberra and RYB
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Keith Douglas: QE2 and RYB (date unknown)3 viewsPermission to post given via Rod FairLynda Bradford
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QE2 7 May 1969 Maiden Call New York8 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 Norway 20015 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 Flam Norway 20016 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 Stavanger 20016 viewsLynda Bradford
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QE2 Arriving in Greenock for the last time, with navy helicopter over the bow 210 viewsSeen from BalmoralRob Lightbody
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QE2 Arriving in Greenock for the last time with flotilla9 viewsSeen from BalmoralRob Lightbody
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QE2 Arriving in Greenock for the last time, sun comes out.9 viewsSeen from BalmoralRob Lightbody
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IMG_139052 views1974 QE2 Boiler Break Down, tugs came from New York and she was towed into St, George’s, BermudaMaureen Kragten-Munsch
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Manoel: QE2 August 200813 viewsView of bow when leaving portLynda Bradford
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Manoel: August 200814 viewsPassengers watching tugLynda Bradford
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Manoel: QE2 August 2008 12 viewswith tugsLynda Bradford
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Manoel: QE2 August 200812 viewsFunnel from portLynda Bradford
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Manoel: QE2 August 200810 viewsLynda Bradford
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Manoel: QE2 August 2008232 viewsView from docksideLynda Bradford
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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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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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QE2 Singers And Dancers Performing "Apassionata"18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from July 2005.Thomas Hypher
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Pia : Princess Grill Champagne Bar entrance15 views19 September 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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QE2 Bathed In The Morning Sunshine17 viewsA screenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage recorded from QM2 during the final (Eastbound) tandem transatlantic between 16th and 22nd October 2008.Thomas Hypher
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Admiring the view 22 viewsNorway 2001Lynda Bradford
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There's a sight to admire16 viewsNorway 2001Lynda Bradford
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A very cold Gwynneth with QE2 on board Balmoral, 200711 viewsRob Lightbody
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Isabelle and QE2, as QE2 arrived for the last time ever on the Clyde15 viewsIsabelle and QE2, as QE2 arrived for the last time ever on the Clyde1 commentsRob Lightbody
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Watching An Old Friend and Second Home In her Element17 viewsScreenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage from the final tandem transatlantic with QM2 (and QE2's last transatlantic crossing ever) between 16th October and 22nd October 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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With QE2 In Rotterdam23 viewsFriday 4th August 2006, photo taken by either my Uncle or Auntie on my Dad's camera.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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George C Griffiths QE2 200621 viewsGoing ape for QE2Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 200519 viewsHamburg Cruise CentreLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 July 200318 viewsQE2 looking rather grandLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths July 200313 viewsCrystal BarLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 July 200215 viewsYacht ClubLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 July 200213 viewsGolden Lion Pub (2)Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 2000 Southampton to NY22 viewsTied up on the HudsonLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 2000 Southampton to NY18 viewsTied up on the Hudson (2)Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 2000 Southampton to NY23 viewsTied up on the Hudson (3)Lynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths QE2 2000 Southampton to NY16 viewsThe gangway at the HudsonLynda Bradford
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George C Griffiths: 1999 on the Hudson19 viewsLynda Bradford
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The Iconic Red And Black21 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our penultimate trip on QE2 in August 2007.Thomas Hypher
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Keeping Up Appearances17 viewsMy photo of QE2's Federal Grey hull (commonly mistaken for black) being repainted in Gibraltar on Monday 25th October 2004 on our second trip on QE2.Thomas Hypher
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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 and her friends on the observation deck12 viewsSeen from MV Balmoral, 20th September 2007Rob Lightbody
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QE2's Friends watch her tie up in Greenock for the 2nd last time8 viewsSeen from MV Balmoral, 20th September 2007Rob Lightbody
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QE2's friend Warrior III helps her dock in Greenock for the 2nd last time9 viewsSeen from MV Balmoral, 20th September 2007Rob Lightbody
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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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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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Ajaccio 2002: tender in port19 viewsLynda Bradford
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Len Kerr: RN ship accompanying QE2 on last visit to the Clyde24 views2008Lynda Bradford
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Len Kerr: Welcome home 200825 viewsPhoto from Lyle Hill, GreenockLynda Bradford
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Pia : Princess Grill Champagne Bar51 views19 September 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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Harpist playing16 viewsSiân Williams playing in the Chart Room, 12 September 2008Isabelle Prondzynski
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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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Looking up from Five Deck, A Stairway23 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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Just below the old (and original to her build) bridge wing stairs28 viewsA photo I took of my parents on our first trip, a Westbound Transatlantic, in August 2003 when I was 6 years old. Taken on a disposable film camera.

These stairs up to each bridge wing would be removed during her 2006 refit at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven - also her last refit at the German shipyard and last drydocking in seagoing service, and last drydocking but not last refit under Cunard ownership.
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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QE2 Farewell to Liverpool12 viewsQE2 on her last visit to Liverpool flying the 39' paying off pennantbadger
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QE2 in Svalbard15 viewsTaken from the shore of Longyearbenbadger
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QE2 in Geiranger - June 200816 viewsbadger
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QE2 June 197665 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 Southampton seen from the front of "Mercury"46 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 197639 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 197691 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 197633 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : Queens Grill82 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : murky photo of the midships bar35 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : Double Down Bar52 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : Double Up Room stage42 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : murky cabin photo33 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : Royal Standard54 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : Wardroom52 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : Queen's Bust33 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : Cabin with very grubby headboards56 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 June 1976 : funnel being painted47 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit - with Fairsky in Southampton40 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit44 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit with Fairsky (2)47 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit - Double Up room being modified45 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit - observation bar being removed91 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit - observation bar being removed (2)111 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit - Double Up room being modified (2)44 viewsShops being addedRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit46 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit35 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit43 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit32 viewsRob Lightbody
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QE2 1972 Refit - Princess Grill being joined onto Columbia restaurant41 viewsRob Lightbody
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2003 - view from tender 28 viewscaptured this memorable view returning to ship on tender Rhode Island (I think)Lynda Bradford
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Waving from QE225 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the dockside in Malaga of my Mum and I waving at him from 90 something feet up! October 2004 Iberian cruise.Thomas Hypher
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Happy family25 viewsA photo I took of my parents on our first trip, a westbound transatlantic, in August 2003 when I was 6 years old. Taken on a disposable film camera.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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Smoke disperses into the clouds22 views2002 Ajaccio Mediterranean cruiseLynda Bradford
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Smoke above the Fjords16 viewsNorway 2001: Fjords Lynda Bradford
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Beauty in the haze22 views2001 Norway GeirangerfjordLynda Bradford
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Dramatic change of wind direction26 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo taken from Calshot Spit on Saturday 25th June 2005 as we watched QE2 depart Southampton with my Grandad onboard, on her Trafalgar 200 cruise.

QE2's funnel smoke went from trailing aft and slightly off to starboard, to swinging around to trailing ahead out of the funnel and to starboard, before then trailing almost vertically from the funnel in the middle of the famous "reverse S" manoeuvre past Cowes.
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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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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White Towel Swan33 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our last full day on our last voyage on QE2 in July 2008. The towel animals, made by the stewards and stewardesses, were a nice touch and a nice bit of fun over the years. Taken in cabin 3005.Thomas Hypher
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White superstructure from one of the tenders18 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from our visit to Cannes on Saturday 23rd July 2005. The davit of the port side tendering pontoon looms overhead.Thomas Hypher
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In her element doing what she was designed for37 viewsA screenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage of the final crossing. 16th to 22nd October 2008.Thomas Hypher
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QE2's final New York departure as seen from QM2's Boat Deck31 viewsA screenshot from my Dad's (James A. Hypher's) video footage of the event. 16th October 2008.Thomas Hypher
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Dwarfed by the massive expanse of the North Atlantic28 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo taken from QM2 during QE2's final transatlantic crossing (Eastbound) 16th to 22nd October 2008.Thomas Hypher
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First ever Muster Drill!25 viewsAugust 2003, aged 6. Taken in Cabin 5054. Photo taken by my Mum (Gill Hypher).Thomas Hypher
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Howard Paulman: QE2 in Norway62 viewsLynda Bradford
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Alongside in Stavanger28 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Tuesday 1st August 2006. What looks like Tumblehome with her hull is a somewhat common optical illusion with cameras.Thomas Hypher
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Iconic background!54 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Tuesday 1st August 2006 in Stavanger.Thomas Hypher
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QE2 in Bergen48 viewsMy Dad's (James A Hypher's) photo from Monday 31st July 2006. We had gone up the Fjord side on the famous funicular.1 commentsThomas Hypher
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33 viewsBeautiful QE2 visits Cephalonia for her 1 & only time (I was there, he he)pete cain
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Rob with QE2 in Lisbon39 viewsAugust 14th, 2008, 13:55Rob Lightbody
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Rob with QE2 on the Clyde for her 40th20 viewsShot from the lovely Balmoral. 20th September 2007.Rob Lightbody
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Father and Son under QE2's bow in Manhattan41 viewsMy Mum's (Gill Hypher's) photo from Sunday 17th August 2003 just after our first trip on QE2 - a Westbound Transatlantic. We watched her sail from Manhattan.Thomas Hypher
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Standing at QE2's stern as an 8 year old81 viewsMy Dad's (James A. Hypher's) photo from the morning of Saturday 23rd October 2004 in Vigo, Spain. We had just come through a Force 9 gusting Force 10 in the Bay of Biscay and made up a 7 hour delay from leaving Southampton. I was glad to not be seasick every 2 minutes after a day and half of being so!Thomas Hypher
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