QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
built by John Brown Clydebank,
Yard No 736 Engines by John Brown & Co Clydebank,later MAN/GEC
Last Name: QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
Port of Registry: Southampton
Propulsion: originally steam turbine now diesel electric.
9 x MAN diesels, 3 x GEC electric motors.
Launched: Wednesday, 20/09/1967
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: N.Atlantic and cruising
Tonnage: 70327 grt
Length: 963 feet
Breadth: 105 feet
Draught: 32 feet
Status: Static Role - 2013
Web site: http://pudzeoch.smugmug.com/gallery/3620601_j9Agk#P-1-12
Remarks: Extensively refitted in Germany her turbines have been replaced by diesel
Photo supplied by Paul Strathdee
For additional pictures of QE2 on the Clyde click on the 'View pictures here' link below
For a gallery of 35 pictures of the launch of Queen Elizabeth 2 taken by the late Mr William Davies (Civil Engineer to the Clyde Port Authority) go to the above website. The website also has pictures of the vessel's return to the Clyde on the 40th Anniversary of her launch.
Queen Elizabeth 2 completed her active sailing career in November 2008 and arrived in Dubai to be converted into a luxury hotel complex. She still remains there moored at Port Rashid.
Previous update by Stuart Cameron, Paul Strathdee,
Last updated: by Bruce Biddulph from the original records by Stuart Cameron
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