CLASS: Queen (individual design)
BUILDER: John Brown (Scotland)
REGISTRY: Great Britain
ENTERED SERVICE: 1969
COST: £29,091,000 (Cunard estimates
that since her launch, it has spent
15 times that amount in refitting).
LENGTH: 963 feet
BEAM: 105 feet, 2.5 inches
BEAM AT BRIDGE WINGS: 117 feet, 5.5 inches
DRAFT: 32 feet
HEIGHT (Keel to Funnel): 204 feet, 1.5 inches
MAXIMUM SPEED: 32.5 knots (forward); approx.
15 knots (reverse)
POWER PLANT: 9 9-cylinder 58/64 medium speed
turbo-charged diesels driving two
400-ton GEC electric motors.
PROPULSION: 2 variable pitch propellers
STABILIZERS: 4 Denny Brown
Entered Service: 1969
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"WHY QE2 WAS SOLD" - -
Cunard President Carol Marlow comments on
the sale of QE2 to Dubai World.
QE2 entering locks in the Panama Canal.
Captain Ian McNaught
The mast is host to radar
antennas, fog horns and provides
ventilation to the galleys.
A storm in the Bay of Biscay.
Left: In Quebec
Right: QE2 about
to pass under New
"QE2 Last Call in New York" - - Cunard President
Carol Marlow, Captain Ian McNaught, and Commodore
Bernard Warner speak at the ceremonies marking QE2's
last arrival in New York.
"Abandon Ship" - - A memoir of QE2's grounding off
of Martha's Vineyard.
Cruise ship (ocean liner) profile - - Cunard Line - - Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)