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Post  Louis De Sousa on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:40 pm

Here is a place to post any anniversary dates you might have regarding you and the QE2.
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:45 pm

17th July 1990 - I arrived in New York for the first time, i was out on deck about 2 hours before just to see the ship sail in. What a memory that was.
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:30 am

On this day back in:

1990 New York
1991 At Sea
1992 On Leave
1993 Southampton
1994 At Sea
1995 Edinburgh
1996 Southampton
1997 Reykjavik
1998 At Sea
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:47 am

Thats Me first time in New York

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Post  Louis De Sousa on Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:33 am

18th July on this day

1990 At Sea
1991 Hammerfest
1992 On Leave
1993 At Sea
1994 New York
1995 Edinburgh
1996 On Leave
1997 At Sea
1998 At Sea
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Post  lanky lad on Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:43 pm

8th November 1991 I boarded QE2 for the first time on a cruise to nowhere. A once in a lifetime experience, well that's what I thought. 16 voyages later and on 11th November 2008 I disembarked QE2 for the last time.
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:00 am

27 July 1990: Royal Review of Cunard at Spithead by HM the Queen on the Royal Yacht. The Queen attends reception on board and is the first reigning monarch to sail on a commercial vessel with passengers.
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Post  PG Anja on Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:27 am

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

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Post  Louis De Sousa on Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:20 am

14th August 1982 The QE2 Post Falklands War re-enters service with a new look
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:44 am

28th August 1998 - Me and Anja were into out last day onboard QE2
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Post  Guest on Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:30 pm

Twenty years since I finished my short stint on board.

yesterday..........oops Smile

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Post  Brian_O on Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:06 pm

August 28, 1955.

My family arrived in Capetown after an 18-day voyage from New York aboard the American flag ship "African Enterprise". The only stop along the way had been a 5-hour stop St. Helena, so we had had 16 full days at sea between NYC and Cape Town. It was all those days at sea that eventually led me to sail so often on QE2; no ports of call on transatlantic. Smile

There is something rejuvenating special about getting up in the morning, going out on deck with no land in sight, and thinking, "To heck with the world"
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:12 am

10th September 1995

She was on Trans Atlantic Voyage Number 1014, Westbound from Southampton and Cherbourg to New York City. The vessel disembarked on September 7 set to arrive in New York on September 12.

On night of the 10th to 11th September 1995 the ship was slammed by a 95 foot high wave, followed by two smaller waves. The captain, Captain Warwick, reported winds to 130 miles per hour with average wave heights of 40 feet.
The 95 foot wave hit as most passengers were asleep in their beds, those who could sleep being tossed all night, at 0410 hours (4:10am)
The captain had changed course to avoid the hurricane, but the storm had created high seas, with huge swells over a wide area. Even though the swells were high, the captain and crew on the bridge say they were not hit by a swell, but instead a rogue wave.
The captain said, "At 0410 the rogue wave was sighted right ahead, looming out of the darkness from 220°, it looked as though the ship was heading straight for the white cliffs of Dover. The wave seemed to take ages to arrive but it was probably less than a minute before it broke with tremendous force over the bow. An incredible shudder went through the ship, followed a few minutes later by two smaller shudders. There seemed to be two waves in succession as the ship fell into the 'hole' behind the first one. The second wave of 28-29 m (period 13 seconds), whilst breaking, crashed over the foredeck, carrying away the forward whistle mast."

What a night that was my cabin was right on in bow (Four Deck) everthing in the cabin just shook like mad the shell door on One Deck got opened it was like a waterfall down the Crew Staircase 2 i got out of my cabin after the hit managed to get up to Two Deck where in Chain Locker Room is that area was already blocked someone told me that the bow got damaged.The next morning i got inside to look at the damage impressive sadly they did not allow me to take photos but i get a few from the deck above.

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Post  Louis De Sousa on Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:02 am

16-10-08 The last time in New York

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Post  PG Anja on Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:44 pm

11-11-2008 today 2 years ago the QE2 was in Southampton for the last time
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:12 am

21-11-2008 QE2 transits for the last time Suez Canal
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Post  PG Anja on Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:28 pm

23th November 1994 The QE2 is into its second day in Hamburg for the major refit, Louis and I are a few of the last crewmembers to leave to ship.
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Post  Louis De Sousa on Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:07 am

26th November 2008 the QE2 was spending its last full sea day at sea under the Cunard name.
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