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Photographer:Sydney Sinclair [View profile]Title:QUEEN ELIZABETH 2Added:Jul 02, 2017
Captured:April 05, 2017IMO:6725418Hits:1,418
Location:Dubai, Port Rashid, United Arab Emirates
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1961-1970
A very dirty looking Queen Elizabeth 2 in Dubai.
Vessel Identification
Name:Queen Elizabeth 2
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:70,327 tons
Summer DWT:15,521 tons

Additional Information
Status:Laid Up
Build year:1969
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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canberra97 on Jan 26, 2018 02:42 (4 months ago)
Although these comments are over 6 months old anyone reading this since then will pleased to know that the conversion of the QE2 into a hotel and exhibition place is well underway in Dubai, even in this picture you can see that the davits and lifeboats have been removed as obviously they are not needed in her future role and now the narrow boat deck is more open with unobstructed views from the deluxe cabins on sports and signal decks along with the Queens Grill on boat deck itself.

Loads of information online if anyone cares to look rather than bemoaning her fate!
Bob Scott on Jul 03, 2017 09:03 (11 months ago)
I think it inconceivable, regardless of the economic climate at the time, that any British Government would finance the return of this or any other merchant ship to be a museum or tourist attraction. Maybe the National Lottery would help but taxpayers’ money – no way.
It is pointless getting all sentimental about this old lady: although indubitably a real beauty (but a mechanical disaster area in her earliest days), she is, it should be remembered, still just a machine. If she can’t find employment as ship or hotel, she may as well go for scrap.
Clive Harvey on Jul 03, 2017 07:41 (11 months ago)
Two points worthy of comment here; one, why would the city of Long Beach want to sell the Queen Mary, the one thing that helped raise the profile of that city and two, why is there a 'moral obligation' to preserve the Queen Elizabeth 2?
davidships on Jul 03, 2017 07:11 (11 months ago)
Gentlemen, cut the personal politics please.
gabriele cavicchini on Jul 03, 2017 06:44 (11 months ago)
Beautiful picture, I love this ship and I hope not to be demolished, to preserve it is a moral obligation
Malim Sahib on Jul 02, 2017 23:31 (11 months ago)
A better comparison would be the billion pound bribe for votes with the DUP, yet at the same time protesting there's no money in the kitty and so demanding more austerity. Obviously the Tories went to a different economic school than the rest of us mere mortals.
The QE2 is finished, send her to the scrappers - no other sustainable future awaits her.
If the UK was to "officially" preserve a 20th century merchant ship then a far more worthy and recognisable candidate would be to bring Queen Mary back from Long Beach. Of course the question of a suitable berth then rears it's head.
Allan RO on Jul 02, 2017 22:02 (11 months ago)
Considering the amount of money Mr Corbyn is offering to throw round, it would be a drop in the ocean, so to speak

Clive Harvey on Jul 02, 2017 21:38 (11 months ago)
Presently the government of this country does not appear to be fully in control of the plot. Were they to sanction the purchase of the QE2, when there are far more pressing needs, I could not imagine the outcry.
Jens Boldt on Jul 02, 2017 21:23 (11 months ago)
Why sell bonds? According to a certain Mr. Farage and the likes there is soon plenty of money left to afford such a (comparatively small) expense, or isn't it?
Barry Graham on Jul 02, 2017 19:04 (11 months ago)
Great photo Sydney. I agree with Notchy. This icon of British shipbuilding doesn't belong in Dubai and returning her to the Clyde would be a fitting tribute. I hope I'm wrong but I can't see her next destination as anywhere other than the scrapyard.
Notchy on Jul 02, 2017 16:36 (11 months ago)
It would be a great idea if the British government bought this magnificent ship and returned her to the Clyde where she was built, and leased her to a hotel chain for use as a hotel and convention centre. Her Majesty's Government could sell Bonds at 100 Pounds each to finance the purchase
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