Queen Elizabeth 2-The Legend
Dear Guest

A very big welcome to the Forum glad that you found us.As the name say this Forum is dedicated to the QE2 in here you will find lots of information and filled with photos that cover all her years at sea.

We ask you please take your time and have a good look around for sure there is a question somewhere that you might have answer.This topic is open to guests too if you think you have some information to add please do so.

But please remember the main subject here is QE2 related.

We think that once you have looked around you are going to want to be part of this big family.

Their is of course some threads that are open only to members.

Please register yourself its easy and free.

The QE2 The Legend Team
Log in

I forgot my password

Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 2 Guests

None

Most users ever online was 116 on Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:32 pm
Latest topics
» Some of my videos of and on board QE2
Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:47 am by Louis De Sousa

» QE2 items now on the new Queen Elizabeth
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:20 am by lanky lad

» QE2 and the Falklands War
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:54 pm by Louis De Sousa

» QE2 on You Tube
Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:19 pm by Louis De Sousa

» Hurricane Luis 1995
Sat Nov 23, 2013 7:28 pm by lanky lad

Top posting users this week

Poll

Which funnel fitted better?

41% 41% [ 14 ]
26% 26% [ 9 ]
32% 32% [ 11 ]

Total Votes : 34

Gallery



QE2 on the Rocks

View previous topic View next topic Go down

QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Mon May 24, 2010 8:08 am

Queen Elizabeth 2 grounded at 21:58 on August 7, 1992 off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard and the state of Rhode Island.

On the last day of a five-day cruise to Halifax , the Queen Elizabeth 2 had spent the afternoon anchored in the shallow passage just north of Vineyard Haven on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The ship's crew had taken a large number of the cruise passengers ashore for a land excursion. All the passengers were due back by 6 p.m. that afternoon, as the ship had to be in New York Harbor that evening. The holidaymakers were late getting back onboard and the ship weighed anchor quickly to make up for lost time, during that final evening of a five-day the passengers and crew aboard the QE2 felt the 963-foot ocean liner shook with unexpected vibration. Officers and crew on the bridge recalled two separate periods of shaking and rumblings. The master recollected that the bridge equipment rattled and shook as if it were in heavy seas. Many of the passengers felt a change in the ship’s motion – some thought that a severe impact had occurred. Unfortunately, there was significant damage to the bottom of the QE2. Four of the 36 double-bottom tanks that had been empty were now filled with water and open to the sea. The US Coast Guard was notified and the ship was ordered to anchor in Rhode Island Sound, some 20 miles southeast of Newport, Rhode Island.
avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Mon May 24, 2010 8:10 am

Read more here

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/08/14/us/qe2-was-slightly-off-course-at-grounding-captain-says.html?pagewanted=1
avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Mon May 24, 2010 8:13 am

Read more here

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/queen_elizabeth_2_pub_1993.pdf
avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Mon May 24, 2010 5:42 pm

The Morning after with the US Coast Guard escorting the ship

avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Mon May 24, 2010 5:44 pm

QE2 getting ready to enter the dry dock after the grounding in Boston

avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Thu May 27, 2010 7:13 am

Offloading passengers and baggage after the grounding

avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Thu May 27, 2010 7:16 am

All the baggage



photo from Keith Blindell
avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Thu May 27, 2010 7:17 am

QE2 in dry dock



Photo from Keith Blindell
avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Thu May 27, 2010 7:18 am

avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  CAP on Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:40 am

The backdrop to this is that she wasn't even supposed to be in these waters, she was scheduled to be in Bermuda. But as the port licences did not arrive in sufficient time a revised cruise was hastily arranged to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and the rest is as they say... history.
avatar
CAP

Posts : 492
Join date : 2010-01-31
Location : Worcester UK

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  PG Anja on Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:14 pm

Me out on deck the next morning

avatar
PG Anja

Posts : 965
Join date : 2009-11-26
Age : 50
Location : Germany

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Louis De Sousa on Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:37 pm

All down to see the ship

avatar
Louis De Sousa
Administrator The Captain

Posts : 2791
Join date : 2009-11-21
Age : 46
Location : Germany

http://qe2-the-legend.do-forum.com

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  CAP on Fri Dec 31, 2010 11:34 am

I understand that the second office on duty at the time was Chris Wells.... now master of Queen Elizabeth
avatar
CAP

Posts : 492
Join date : 2010-01-31
Location : Worcester UK

Back to top Go down

Re: QE2 on the Rocks

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum