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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Speeding along!64 viewsCunarder Man
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Winner Speed Bonnie Boat!91 viewsApril 2004Cunarder Man
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QE2 At Sea47 viewsLouis De Sousa
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Bow at 25 knots121 viewsBow shot in 1992 in the middle of the Atlantic
Hanged in front of the ship to get a film shot of the bow at full speed. Unique point of view.
3 commentsLouis Phillippe Capelle
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Tall, but a beauty63 viewslahrdeco
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Calm Meddy day at 28.5 knots65 viewsOK - excitement is over - back to the bar!skilly56
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Mediterranean - 28 knots63 viewsAccelerating away from HMS Bulwark after a noisy midday whistle exchangeskilly56
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Across the Bay of Biscay at 28 knots66 viewsJuly 2008 enroute from SOTON to Lisbonskilly56
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QE2's Wake : Bay of Biscay Froth, August 200878 viewsRob Lightbody
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30 knots westbound96 viewsHamburger
   
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