R. M. S. Q u e e n E l i z a b e t h 2
Queen Elizabeth 2, Royal Mail Steamer
Company: Cunard Line Limited, Southampton, England, UK - New York, NY USA
Insurers: Lloyd's of London Indemnity Ltd., London, England, UK
Registry: Liverpool, England, UK
Upper Clyde Shipbuilders, Glasgow, Scotland
Cost: £18 Million pounds sterling
Year built: 07/05/1965
Trials: 12/1967 (Start)
Engines: Nine; 9 cylinder medium
speed turbo-charged diesels
Drive: Twin screws, quint blade; 1 x port, 1 x starboard
Speed: 26½ Knots (Cruise), 32.4 Knots (max)
Captain: Paul Wright
105' 4" x 36'
Tonnage: 70,327 GRT
Keel: Red with white stripe
Hull: Steel; Black with ivory superstructure
Funnels: 1; Black over red
Livery: Cunard standard; Ivory over black
Features: Stabilizers, Air conditioning, Elevators, Swimming pools, etc.
Markings: Red "CUNARD" logos on sides, white name plate aft, black name id at bow.
Suites: 1,500 (Reduced in 1999 from 1,777)
Passengers: 1,995; 554 1st Class, 1,441 Cabin Class
Notes: Cunard has invested more than 10 times, QE2's original construction
cost in design, and refits.
Refits: 1983 - General annual overhaul
1987 - Engineering refit (Major)
1994 - Interior redesign
1999 - Bi-annual vessel overhaul