QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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Cunard's magnificent flagship QUEEN MARY 2 visited Sydney on her annual World Cruise and berthed at Fleet Base East....the only suitable berth in the harbour able to accomodate her.

Here are some photos I took of the ship in the area surrounding Garden Island. The ship is so enormous that she is quite dificult to photograph but it was a nice way to spend an afternoon.

It was nice to have the opporunity to photograph the QM2 and HMAS BALLARAT together. I have crossed the North Atlantic Ocean from Europe to North America on both these ships.....on the QM2 in 2004 (Southampton-New York), and BALLARAT (Portsmouth-St. Johns) in 2009. The QM2 was an infinatley more comfortable and enjoyable way to do it.
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Re: QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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Great shots Carl, thanks for posting them.

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Re: QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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Whats remarkable is how nice QM2 looks compared 2 the monstrosity that is the Queen Elizabeth!! :crs: :crs: You have to wonder what monkey they let design QE or did they just pick one out of a hat??

I hope they didn't reverse over poor old Tobruk!!

Cheers Bruce (B2)

PS Beut pic's Carl
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Re: QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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Great pics,Really like the way QE2 shows the FFG/FFH in relative scale, hate to build QE2 in 1/72! Cheers Grumpy :wlr:
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Re: QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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Someone in TF-72 has the plans for her in 72 scale.....

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Re: QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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Whoever they are, I hope they burn them !

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The hull could be made out of a 16' tinnie.
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Re: QUEEN MARY 2 in Sydney (22 February 2011)

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alienpew wrote:Whoever they are, I hope they burn them !

Alien
My sentiments entirely.
Too many bloody big projects (myself guilty as charg'd on CV64) never start, or fail to finish. Logistics kill it in the end, as does a degree of impatience to participate. -Most of us could build a fleet of 5 or 6 Frigate sized vessels in the time it takes to have a competent builder to get a CVN sized vessel to the point of getting wet, let alone finished.
Hats off to Craig for Big E - the exception rather than rule. QM2 is far bigger, heavier, and far more detailed than any CVN.

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