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QE 2

Queen Elizabeth 2 maiden arrival in New York May 1969 as seen on the cover of the Life magazin dd May 26.

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If you look really close, you can see me standing on the forward deck just below the wheelhouse of the lead CIRCLE LINE boat! Well... I am there, but the print-dots are a bit too big to find me in that crowd. I cut classes from my college on that day. Had to see that!
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Finn
 

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Had a discusion lately with a guy about the QE2 I said she had a white and black funnel for about 10 yrs. He argued strongly that she never had a funnel in those colours, so he will be viewing this photo real soon.
 

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Cutsplice, of course QE2 had her original black and white funnel livery right up through her Falklands war service. Only after that did she get the red and black livery, some 13 years after her maiden voyage (this is also when she received the short-lived grey hull.)
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Cunard was trying to offer something new and modern for the jet-setters they were trying to attract to their new ship; remember, there was no guaranty that an ocean liner at that late date would be successful at all. Cunard was trying to dump the stodgy, old traditional image for something new; even their slogan at the time said ''Ships Have Been Boring Long Enough!''
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Seen from that angle, that original funnel is a work of modern art between the white, black and red. I like it and I don't even like modern art. Regardless of the old traditional red and black, I like this too. I think the designer got it just right there. Beautiful shot to show it.
 

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