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  1. Seawise University

    The Seawise University, formerly Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth, is seen ablaze on 9 January, 1972. She would burn from stem to stern and eventually capsize after her structural integrity was compromised due to the fires intense heat, which caused her decks to collapse.
  2. Seawise University @ Port Everglades

    A sad end to a Grand lady with worse to come
  3. Seawise University Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    This is a less commonly seen color view of the Seawise University burning in Hong Kong Harbor on 9 January, 1972. The great former Queen Elizabeth had come to a very sad end.
  4. Seawise University, Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    This view of the Seawise University on fire in Hong Kong Harbor was taken from a helicopter on the evening of 9 January, 1972. The former Queen Elizabeth would be virtually unrecognizable by the following day.
  5. Seawise University, Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    The Seawise University, Ex-Queen Elizabeth, is shown in Hong Kong Harbor on the morning after the fatal fire of 9 January, 1972. This close up view of her midsection was taken just before the hulk keeled over onto its starboard side.
  6. Seawise University, Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    The remains of the once magnificent Queen Elizabeth are seen after the fire.
  7. Seawise University, Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    This view was taken on 10 January, the morning after the fire. With her structure so completely damaged, the old liner could no longer remain afloat, and the hulk had capsized and sank onto her starboard side. Many of her decks had collapsed in the fire during the night, thus allowing unsupported
  8. Seawise University, Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    This ¾ port bow view of the ship was taken soon after the fatal fire of 9 January, 1972 had begun.
  9. Seawise University, Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    Still in her Cunard colors, the ex-Queen Elizabeth, already renamed Seawise University by this time, is shown entering Hong Kong Harbor on 15 July 1971, where she would undergo the planned overhaul that would actually turn her into a floating university. This voyage to Hong Kong had begun back at P
  10. Seawise University Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    Another image, this time from the air, showing a broadside view of the Seawise University burning in Hong Kong Harbor, the heat from this fire was so intense, the ships superstructure collapsed down upon itself.
  11. Seawise University Ex-Queen Elizabeth

    A sad view of the Seawise University, ex-Queen Elizabeth, burning in Hong Kong Harbor, the great ship was a victim of arson.
  12. Seawise University

    Starboard side of the ex Queen Elizabeth on fire in Hong Kong Harbour on 9th January 1972.
  13. SEAWISE UNIVERSITY

    on fire Hong Kong 9/1/1972 ex Queen Elizabeth
  14. Seawise University at Hong Kong

    Seawise University photographed at Hong Kong during her conversion, 1971
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