by Capt Ronald W. Warwick.
She is 963 feet long, weighs over 67,000 tons, has four swimming pools, 22 elevators, and a crew of 900. She cost over $80,000,000 to build and can move through the water at a speed of over 30 knots.
The QE2, last of the great transatlantic liners is already a legend. From her maiden voyage in 1969 to her service in the Falklands as a troopship to her mishap near Martha’s Vineyard, Mass, she has been troubled at times economically and mechanically, but she is a technical marvel, the last of a bygone era and a thriving survivor.
In this revised edition and profusely illustrated volume, Captain Ronald Warwick tells us the full story of the ship as well as the long and colourful history of the Cunard Line. We see every stage of the QE2’s life from her construction and maiden launching to her most recent restoration and refurbishment completed in 1987, at a cost of over $100,000,000. The last section of the book is a deck-by-deck guide to the magnificent vessel with photographs of all the public areas of the ship as well as her engine room and other areas limited to officers and crew.
224 pages. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Hardback. Stories and experiences on the flagship of the Cunard Line by her master, Capt Ronald Warwick.