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Queen Elizabeth

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Not sure I totally agree with that statement, but in my opinion she also definitely high up in the list of good-looking two funnelers (and she certainly looked a damn sight better than the QUEEN MARY). Now back to the picture: I guess this was taken just after her refit for commercial service in 1946? Note the rather primitive radar tower.
 

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That radar tower was left in place after her war service. This photo, I believe, shows her on trials.
As for the most beautiful two stacker - how about the "Nieuw Amsterdam" of 1938? Most powerful looking? The "United States wins hands down!
Mike - The Sun Viking
 

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Mike, I must agree with you. While QE was certainly a fine-looking and well-balanced ship, she was so large, so bulky and almost bloated-looking that she lacked the sleekness of some other two-stackers.

Rich (Getting ready to dodge the outcries!)
 

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And there's several fine Swedish two-stackers to consider, but for a two-funneler, I'll ante up France of 1962. QE and Nieuw Amsterdam are beautiful, but France was some other superlative.
 

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In my opinion the RMS Mauretania (II) was the most beautiful of the old Cunarders, and probably one of the finest 2-funnels from that period as well.
 

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Nieuw Amsterdam was a great looking ship but could have been even better looking with larger funnels, the mast above the bridge and kingposts on the forecastle.
 

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I agree with Linerrich. Well said, Rich. Most people, I think, would agree with that. I felt she was overweight in appearance. Donald.
 

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I've always used the word "buxom", where Rich used "bloated". While a little more old-fashioned, this is the point where I give Mary the edge--better proportions to do the same job.
 

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