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Maiden voyage of RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

2nd May 1967

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as the 'QE2', is a former Cunard ocean liner. She was named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth and served as the flagship of the line from 1969 until succeeded by RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004. Built in Clydebank, Scotland, she was considered the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners built for over four decades before the construction of the QM2.

Further Reading

The New Cunard Queens
(Hardback - 208 pages)
by Nils Schwerdtner

The venerable Queen Elizabeth 2 has long since become a floating legend. Launched in 1967, she was for three decades considered the last of her kind, a cherished and beloved remnant from the age of the great ocean liners. So Cunard's announcement, on the eve of the new Millennium, to… Read more...

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