QE2: The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2 - pr_154112

QE2: The Cunard Line Flagship, Queen Elizabeth 2

By Commodore Ronald W. Warwick, Sam Warwick



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When the Queen Elizabeth 2 entered service in 1969 she was the last of the great transatlantic liners and the sole survivor of a bygone era. The modern ship was 963 feet long, 70,000 gross tons, and boasted a service speed exceeding 30 knots. QE2 made an instant impact worldwide and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades. This long-awaited new edition presents the colourful history of the Cunard Line and an engrossing narrative of the ship's eventful history, including construction and launch, service in the Falklands war, various mishaps, the sale of Cunard to Carnival, and the introduction of the new flagship Queen Mary 2. Also covered is the ship's final decade, leading up to her eventual sale to become a floating hotel in Dubai. The story ends with a personal afterword by Commodore Ronald Warwick, recounting his long and unique association with the vessel. AUTHOR: Sam Warwick first learned to dive with the British Sub-Aqua Club in the early 1990s and is a certified diving instructor and technical diver. Sam has logged over 1,000 dives around the world and is passionate about exploring and researching shipwrecks. Sam has always had a personal interest in Cunard history due to family connections with the line, since both his father and grandfather were Cunard Line Commodores. These combined diving and Cunard interests led to the publication of 'Shipwrecks of the Cunard Line' (2012) with co-author Mike Roussel. This was followed by 'The Union-Castle Line - Sailing Like Clockwork' (2015) and 'Shipwrecks of the P&O Line' (2017). 156 colour and 63 b/w images

Product code: 9780750989398

ISBN 9780750989398
Publisher The History Press Ltd
No. Of Pages 216
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H224xW245
New edition of a classic, much-sought-after work by the ex-QE2 master, Commodore R.W. Warwick