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QE2: The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2

By Commodore Ronald W. Warwick, Sam Warwick

9780750989398

ISBN: 9780750989398

Published: 01-04-2019


QE2: The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2

By Commodore Ronald W. Warwick, Sam Warwick

ISBN: 9780750989398

Published: 01-04-2019

About This Book

When the Queen Elizabeth 2 entered service in 1969 she was the last of the great transatlantic liners and the sole survivor of a bygone era. The modern ship was 693ft long, weighed 70,000 tons and had a service speed exceeding 30 knots. The QE2 made an instant impact worldwide and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades. This long-awaited new edition of the most thorough book ever written on the legendary QE2 presents the colourful history of the Cunard Line and an engrossing narrative of the ship's eventful history, including construction and launch, service in the Falklands war, various mishaps, the sale of Cunard to Carnival, and the introduction of the new flagship Queen Mary 2. It also covers the ship’s final decade, leading up to her eventual sale to become a floating hotel in Dubai, and there are many new photographs, including unique interior images taken in Dubai, when Captain Warwick briefly resumed command of the vessel.

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