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Post  Louis De Sousa on Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:02 am

Here is a little extract from my log book of an Eastbound Crossing from New York to Southampton, check the speeds highlighted in red.Who can beat that?


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Post  Guest on Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:05 pm

Another speed factoid: The QE2 could sail backwards at a full speed of 19 knots (21.8 mph or 35.188 kmh)

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Post  CAP on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:28 pm

Russ Smith wrote:Another speed factoid: The QE2 could sail backwards at a full speed of 19 knots (21.8 mph or 35.188 kmh)

Yep, faster than some of todays cruise tubs can go forward Exclamation
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Post  PG Anja on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:17 pm

THE SERVICE SPEED of 28.5 knots, can be maintained using only seven engines, thus allowing essential and routine maintenance to be carried out whilst at sea and without affecting schedules. At this speed a 35% fuel saving is made over the previous power plant, the fuel used being of the same grade - IF 380 (Bunker "C"). This fuel is heated under pressure to 140'C for injection, and is akin to road tar at room temperature.

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