RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2)

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth. She was the flagship of the line from 1969 until succeeded by RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004.

The ship made her first ever visit to the region on 16 September, calling at the Port of Tyne for an overnight stay as part of her 40th anniversary voyage around the UK. I took the chance to go down to the Spanish Battery near Tynemouth Priory to get a few photographs of her entering the River Tyne which she eventually managed at the fourth attempt! See BBC TYNE - QE2 enters Tyne at fourth attempt.

September 2007

QE2 arriving at Royal Quays

Journal reporter Chris Robinson was given a special look on board the QE2

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Apprentice said...

It sailed past my bathroom window yesterday, and would you believe - I missed it! Thanks. :)

That Youtube vid is teh coll. Dig those crazy resolves!

Apprentice said...

tsk, typo. cool!

ILuvNUFC said...

You're welcome. :) Never mind there is always next year.

And yeh the video is a bit mad!