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THE BASICS

CLASS:                              Queen (individual design)
BUILDER:                         John Brown (Scotland)
REGISTRY:                       Great Britain
ENTERED SERVICE:        1969
LINE:                                 Cunard
COST:                               £29,091,000 (Cunard estimates
                                that since her launch, it has spent
                                15 times that amount in refitting).

SIZE

TONNAGE:                              70,327
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

PEOPLE

PASSENGERS:                         1,778
CREW:                                     1,016
OFFICERS:                               British

TECHNICAL:

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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CUNARD
VITAL
STATISTICS
FEATURE ARTICLES
"QE2 In The Falklands War" - - The story
of QE2 in the Falklands War of 1982.
QE2 IN PICTURES (Photo Essays)

In-depth Photo Tour and Commentary

QE2 Captains

QE2 Last Call in New York

QE2 Last Stop on the Last World Cruise

QE2 from the Hythe Ferry

QE2 meets Queen Victoria for the last time
DECK PLANS
(courtesy of Cunard)
"WHY QE2 WAS  SOLD" - -
Cunard President Carol Marlow comments on
the sale of QE2 to Dubai World.
QE2
PROFILE
PAGE
"A Mistress At Sea"
Reflections on more than 70 voyages on QE2.
QE2 entering locks in the Panama Canal.
Captain Ian McNaught
Google
 
QE2's 1,000th Voyage - - A look at the
disastrous 1994 refit and how QE2 regained
her image.
"Artist To The Queens" - - a profile of artist
Giancarlo Impiglia whose commissioned works are
on QE2, QM2 and will be on QUEEN VICTORIA.
"An Interview With Captain Christopher Rynd" - -
Captain Rynd discusses the Princess ships he has
commanded as well as commanding  QM2, QE2,
and the new QUEEN VICTORIA
"CAROL MARLOW SPEAKS" - -
Cunard President Carol Marlow's remarks to the
Cornell Club of New York on Cunard, QE2, QM2
and QUEEN VICTORIA
 
MENUS FROM QE2'S
RESTAURANTS
DAILY PROGRAMMES
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
City.
Right:  QE2 about
to pass under New
York's Veranzano
Narrows Bridge.
"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.
"QE2 Farewell to a Legend" - - Our retrospective
article from the Navy League Log on QE2's exit from
service.
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