E.J.Wilkins

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Queen Victoria passing Calshot


Cunard liner Queen Victoria passing Calshot on 2nd April 2008, at 19:45 hrs.

It's easy to compare this vessel with Queen Mary 2. The bow is a different shape and the stern more angled. The other parts of the superstructure are differently arranged, although I'm not entirely sure what each of the round things are, maybe somebody can tell me. The hull also seemed a different shade of dark blue, perhaps because she's newer than the QM2. (The colour seems to change slightly against the white background - you could try it out by clicking the little white box top left of this web page.)

The fog horn was sounded, a higher pitch than QM2, it still made the air vibrate. The sound would carry a huge distance at sea
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Taken from Cunard's web site

Queen Victoria Ship facts


Builder : Fincantieri Cantieri Navali SpA
Named : Dec 2007
Accommodation: 990 staterooms
Gross Tonnage: 90,000 tons
Length: 964.5 ft (294 metres)
Width: 106ft (32.3 metres)
Draught: 25.9 ft (7.9 metres)
Height: 179 ft (54.5 metres)
Guest capacity: 2,000
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 - Happy Birthday to my husband -
.

Queen Victoria passing Calshot


Cunard liner Queen Victoria passing Calshot on 2nd April 2008, at 19:45 hrs.

It's easy to compare this vessel with Queen Mary 2. The bow is a different shape and the stern more angled. The other parts of the superstructure are differently arranged, although I'm not entirely sure what each of the round things are, maybe somebody can tell me. The hull also seemed a different shade of dark blue, perhaps because she's newer than the QM2. (The colour seems to change slightly against the white background - you could try it out by clicking the little white box top left of this web page.)

The fog horn was sounded, a higher pitch than QM2, it still made the air vibrate. The sound would carry a huge distance at sea
.....
Taken from Cunard's web site

Queen Victoria Ship facts


Builder : Fincantieri Cantieri Navali SpA
Named : Dec 2007
Accommodation: 990 staterooms
Gross Tonnage: 90,000 tons
Length: 964.5 ft (294 metres)
Width: 106ft (32.3 metres)
Draught: 25.9 ft (7.9 metres)
Height: 179 ft (54.5 metres)
Guest capacity: 2,000
.....

 - Happy Birthday to my husband -
.

comments (16)

This is one heck of an ocean liner Ellie - a powerful shot indeed
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 May 2008, 03:14
A tall building, taking a nap!
A nice ship portrait, the spheres will be sattelite communications, navigation and radar I expect.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 1 May 2008, 08:07
Happy birthday to your husband.
WOW Ellie, this is some 'floating village' I say this with respect...it is amazing that these vessels are crossing the big oceans...and visit the big ports, thank you for sharing this wonderful experience.
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 1 May 2008, 08:55
She is just amazing
Happy birthday to your husband Ellie!
Very nice capture. She is a beauty.
Thank you to yourself and Colin for your recent posts- great to see such magnificent structures up close!
Has hubby come home to celebrate?! wink
The round things are radar.

Those are mighty big boats you've been getting. We get smaller ones here but I believe the Queen Mary was in the Maritimes last year.
This is quite a shot, Ellie. Hope your husband has a wonderful birthday.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 May 2008, 12:46
The colour does change and is the main reason why I prefer the black background. Ray is funny.

The round things would house instruments for meteorology, communication and maybe radar. I am not sure, but that is what similar domes do in other applications.

Majestic.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 1 May 2008, 16:06
I we going to watch it inch it's way along with a series taking several months, Ellie? I don't think I could stand that...lol
An amazing ship .. I feel ships trains cars etc are often best taken from an oblique angle ... but it aint always possible. Lovely richard
  • Tracy
  • Staffordshire
  • 1 May 2008, 16:44
Happy Birthday to your husband Elliesmile
This is one hell of a boat, I am glad I do not have to clean it!!
Great shotsmile
  • John
  • Norwich , England
  • 1 May 2008, 17:54
Hello Ellie, i am really jealous that you have seen 3 of the greatest ships to float. Thank you for sharing your images. :o) John
Impressive, what a shame it wasn't built in the UK
What a big ship, it must hold several thousands of guests and crew looking at the number of decks.

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