E.J.Wilkins

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Queen Victoria goes on holiday


Taken at 19:47 on 22nd April 2008, Cunard liner Queen Victoria moves away into the mist on her way to warmer seas and a lovely holiday.

Again it's possibly to compare the shape of the vessel with QM2, the Queen Victoria's stern appears to offer much more of a view for those on board. Perhaps the shape also offers something in terms of speed and stability?

It was quite an experience to see these two magnificent ships. I'm glad we waited, even though the visibility was poor and it got quite cold on the foreshore.

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According to http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/cunardqueen/

The ship is 294m long with a beam of 41m above the waterline and a width of 36.6m at the furthest extent of the bridge wings. The draft is 8m and the height is 62.5m from keel to funnel.


The power for the propulsion and the ships systems is provided by six diesel engines, which include four 16 cylinder engines and two 12 cylinder engines. The diesel engines were fabricated by Wartsila and are of the Sulzer ZA40 design. Each of the cylinders has a bore of 400mm with a piston stroke of 560mm.

The ship has a passenger capacity of 2,014 in 1,007 cabins (20 with disabled facilities) and 1,001 crew.

The ship has 12 passenger decks, with the majority of its public rooms arranged along Deck 2 and Deck 3.
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Queen Victoria goes on holiday


Taken at 19:47 on 22nd April 2008, Cunard liner Queen Victoria moves away into the mist on her way to warmer seas and a lovely holiday.

Again it's possibly to compare the shape of the vessel with QM2, the Queen Victoria's stern appears to offer much more of a view for those on board. Perhaps the shape also offers something in terms of speed and stability?

It was quite an experience to see these two magnificent ships. I'm glad we waited, even though the visibility was poor and it got quite cold on the foreshore.

edit

According to http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/cunardqueen/

The ship is 294m long with a beam of 41m above the waterline and a width of 36.6m at the furthest extent of the bridge wings. The draft is 8m and the height is 62.5m from keel to funnel.


The power for the propulsion and the ships systems is provided by six diesel engines, which include four 16 cylinder engines and two 12 cylinder engines. The diesel engines were fabricated by Wartsila and are of the Sulzer ZA40 design. Each of the cylinders has a bore of 400mm with a piston stroke of 560mm.

The ship has a passenger capacity of 2,014 in 1,007 cabins (20 with disabled facilities) and 1,001 crew.

The ship has 12 passenger decks, with the majority of its public rooms arranged along Deck 2 and Deck 3.
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comments (16)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 May 2008, 00:25
This one looks even bigger than the other one! How many thousands of people do they have on board? Probably at least a big village's worth. Thanks for sharing these with us!
EJWilkins: According to this site http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/cunardqueen/
"The ship has a passenger capacity of 2,014 with 1,001 crew."
  • Oswegan
  • United States
  • 2 May 2008, 00:44
It's like a continent in and of itself. Amazing.
EJWilkins: Thank you so much for dropping in to leave a comment, it's really kind of you smile

Yes, these liners were huge, I hadn't imagined how big they would be, nor how close to the shore they would come. It's just a pity the weather wasn't kinder and they were so late passing us.
This is a very impressive boat!
It seems to get very deep very quickly there Ellie
  • vintage
  • australia
  • 2 May 2008, 04:37
Ellie Great series thank you
Great series Ellie. richard
  • Tracy
  • Staffordshire
  • 2 May 2008, 07:50
This is just a floating country on it's own Ellie with a capacity that size and the crew added on as well. WOWwink
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 2 May 2008, 08:10
Keep them coming, Ellie. Soon you will be taking more flak than I did over the sheep.
EJWilkins: Darn it, you've spotted my cunning plan! tongue
Good bye Queen Victoria! I really enjoyed your series Ellie.
She looks better from this angle Ellie; still an awsome piece of machinery.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 May 2008, 11:38
Nice to see your image, Ellie, but count me "not interested" if you are trying to raffle a ticket for a holiday on-board.

I like that you have included the folks on the shore...adds lots to this excellent image.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 2 May 2008, 12:54
Thank you so much for the series, it is impressive that these vessels are made and that so many people find pleasure in them....
This one is a great shot too.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 May 2008, 14:51
Great balanced picture. Great ship.
  • brianaw
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 May 2008, 16:07
I get the feeling you have really enjoyed taking, making and presenting this exccellent series Ellie. Well done.
I'm glad you waited as I've enjoyed these pictures
EJWilkins: I'm glad we waited too, although the others weren't suite so thrilled and we were all cold. I don't think we'll ever see these ships together again, so it was quite special. It would have been lovely if the weather had been kinder.
It's really a very impressive boat !!

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