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errchie
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Queen Mary 2

Post by errchie » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:50 pm

At anchor in the river Forth today, 148,528grt, built 2003 and registered in the UK.
With a Hound Point tug in attendance at the stern.
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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by alasdairmac » Sun Sep 18, 2011 5:56 pm

a few more of her. funny old afternoon through here in the east: sunshire and some very heavy showers, and very odd lighting conditions.
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partly framed by the Rail Bridge
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Bridges backdrop

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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by alasdairmac » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:00 pm

Another two. I hadn't realised what an odd-shaped stern QM2 had. Is it unique?
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Tug "Cramond" with a line from her stern had the job of keeping her in place against what was at times a brisk breeze.
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Bow on just like in the ads.

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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by davidwat » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Alisdair,

I understand it was designed like this to enable her to reach the contract speed, which was a problem. They solved it by lengthening the bulbous bow, and extending the waterline area at the stern in this manner. I have a magnificent book on her construction in France, and this is mentioned there.
david watson

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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by alasdairmac » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:25 pm

Thanks David. I

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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by Malim Sahib » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:37 pm

On the subject of her stern, the design was also used on "Eugenio C" of Costa Line, built 1966.
The transom stern is superior to the cruiser in terms of hydrodynamic efficiency, however the cruiser stern has the advantage in the seakeeping sense, hence the compromise.

I note her Red Ensign isn't quite right - the canton is not in proportion to the rest of the flag!
Regards,

Jim

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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by alasdairmac » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:10 am

Hi Jim, long time no speak. How are you ? You got that scraper ring yet?

Agreed - from a distance it did not look like the red duster at all and I was beginning to speculate on where Cunard had moved to. Carnival are registering out of the UK (all of P&O have now gone to Bermuda) as we don't allow ship's captains to conduct luctrative marriages on board. I think it was actually just a trick of the funny light that was about this afternoon.

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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:34 pm

QM2 - Caribbean 2008.
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Tendering at Tortola
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Alongside with Celebrity Constellation - St Kitss
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Bridgetown, Barbados

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Re: Queen Mary 2

Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:41 pm

QM2 Caribbean 2008
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At Anchor - St Lucia
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Alongside at St Thomas
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Cruise Terminal - Brooklyn

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