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"The Yanks shove off again. The converted British liner "Queen Elizabeth" lies in the harbor at Greenock, Scotland, loaded with 15,000 U.S. soldiers returning to America, many of them personnel of the Eighth U.S. Air Force. The vessel is about to sail down the Firth of Clyde past Ailsa Craig and into the Atlantic Ocean. In five days, she docked at a port in the United States".
· Date: Thu, 27 February 20 · Views: 298
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Keywords: Queen Elizabeth
Source of Image, If not your own: NIOD
Location photo was taken: Greenock
Date photo was taken: 1945
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makko

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Thu, 27 February 20 13:39

Is that a Degaussing coil down her side? I had never noticed it before.
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canberra97

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Thu, 27 February 20 14:11

makko

Both the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary had them fitted during their time as troop transports during the second world war, the one on the Queen Mary was more obvious.There are literally thousands of photos online and in maritime books showing this. I'm absolutely surprised as a shipping enthusiast that you hadn't noticed it before.

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makko

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Thu, 27 February 20 14:41

So am I, Sean! I suppose that it is the contrast on the grey hull. With the black hull, one's eyes are naturally drawn to the funnels and white superstructure.
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David Wilcockson

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Thu, 27 February 20 15:21

Not often you see the bow/stem anchor in use.
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makko

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Thu, 27 February 20 16:35

David,
Are they also known as "river" anchors too?
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David Wilcockson

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Thu, 27 February 20 18:08

New one on me, not a term I`ve heard before!
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makko

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Thu, 27 February 20 18:12

Well,I am not a Deckie! I seemed to remember a discussion on Brocks ships in the Hooghly, anchored against the strong currents at turn of tide.
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Stephen J. Card

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Thu, 27 February 20 19:09

"Not often you see the bow/stem anchor in use. "


David,

I have a feeling that stem anchor was more used than one of the port/starboard anchors.

I just went through all of the QE photos in 'PhotoShip'. Lots of view but not always able to see what the anchor was using. Anyhow, I found 10 photos of the ship anchored or at least with an anchor out ready for use. In the ten photos.... every single one shows the stem anchor is being used.


One the 'river' anchor.... that usually is the 'stream' anchor and is a stern anchor, not one of the bower anchors.
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canberra97

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Thu, 27 February 20 22:14

I've seen various photos of the stem anchor being used by the Queen Elizabeth or at least hanging in preparation for being fully released.

Stephen your totally correct regarding the "stream" anchor as being a stern anchor. For example vessels built specifically for and regularly using the St Lawrence Seaway tended to have had a stream anchor including the Cunard Saxonia class quartet and the last three CP Empress ship's, even the Queen Elizabeth 2 initially had one including a stem anchor.

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makko

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Sat, 29 February 20 12:27

Thanks, I have learned something! Stream anchor.
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Stephen J. Card

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Sun, 1 March 20 14:41

Order: "Let go!"

Reply: "Which one?"

Order: "All of them!"
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jaguar06
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Tue, 3 March 20 10:34

One thing that had escaped my notice all these years is that QE had enclosed bridge wing tips in wartime, though she had open wings in commercial service. I guess that would be expected as I'd think there'd be more time occupied by a lookout.
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Graham the pipe

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Wed, 4 March 20 11:28

Particularly Americans reading, please Google 'A Tourist in Uniform' ~ Art Schmitz and you'll read about my dear pal Art joining the Aquitanian coming 'over here' in Feb '44 as one of those GIs, in other words arriving Greenock five days after waving farewell to 'that statue'. He's still very much this side of the bar ~ he'll be a 97 year old Vet this October.
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