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Old 21 November 2008, 12:55   #1
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Farwell to a Queen

The Venturers Search and Rescue were on " Night shift to escort the
Q.E. 2 as she departed Southampton for the last time . As well as
keeping a eye on the many small craft and Ribs ( Some without lights ;
a mobile phone is not sufficient )

As her lines departed from the Dock ; our Bugler play The " Last Post "
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Brilliant - it's such a shame she's finishing - probably the last liner. All the new ones are just cruise ships.

When I first heard about the plans for it in Dubai they said they would restore it to it's original splendour. Now they say they are ripping out decks and even removing the funnels to make high rise pent houses - sacrilege!!!
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Blimey! I thought Elton John had died.
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Brilliant - it's such a shame she's finishing - probably the last liner. All the new ones are just cruise ships.

When I first heard about the plans for it in Dubai they said they would restore it to it's original splendour. Now they say they are ripping out decks and even removing the funnels to make high rise pent houses - sacrilege!!!
It's not all bad, i believe Cunnard are donating spares and hard to find imperial / BA bits and bobs to the Maid of the Loch on Loch Lomond.
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Blimey! I thought Elton John had died.
Yes well, at least she's not languishing on the bottom....
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Yes well, at least she's not languishing on the bottom....
How do you know?
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How do you know?
tch tch Mollers, I refer to the Subject of the Thread, not the Sovereign of your Post!

It'll be the Bilges for us if you keep this ould chat up....
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Forget the sentiment. The QE2 has had her day. She probably costs a small fortune to run. Modern cruise ships can carry more people, offer more facilities and appeal to a younger audience. It's off to Dubai for the old girl.

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Forget the sentiment. The QE2 has had her day. She probably costs a small fortune to run. Modern cruise ships can carry more people, offer more facilities and appeal to a younger audience. It's off to Dubai for the old girl.

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Yes if you want a floating Butlins.........
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