The QE2 Story


Code: 6664

Author: FRAME

The QE2 Story

There has been no more beloved liner than Queen Elizabeth 2. A legendary Cunarder, she was the last trans-Atlantic liner to be built on British Soil. She was constructed at the historic John Brown & Co. Shipyard in Clydebank (Scotland) and her keel was laid on 5th July 1965. Her maiden voyage left Southampton on 2nd May 1969 bound for New York, marking the start of a career that lasted nearly 40 years. She enjoyed a unique and varied career including service as a troop ship in the Falklands War - during which she sailed over 14,900 miles! QE2 always kept up with the times, and enjoyed many refurbishments, including a mammoth re-engine programme in 1986/87 and a headline grabbing refurbishment in 1994 - after which she emerged as an elegant English Country House at sea ready to face the 21st Century. In November 2008 QE2 retired after enjoying a gala farewell season. Her final destination was Dubai, UAE where her new owners, Nakheel, intend to use her as the centrepiece of a hotel complex at The Palm Jumeriah. Here, the last chapter of her exceptional life will be written, while her seagoing career closes. The QE2 Story will be a concise history of QE2, the greatest Ocean Liner of our time - it will share with the reader the history of QE2, from the conception of Q4 and the laying of keel no. 736, to her final years and retirement. 128 pages HB.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 08 February, 2010.