QE2 at 32.8 knots (the fastest liner in the world still has it)

This photo is (c) Shawn Jeffrey Dake - oceansawaytravel@yahoo.com and he should be contacted if you wish to re-post this or use it in any way. Thanks to Kyle (stowaway2k@ca.rr.com) for sending me these photos.

 

The date was March 18, 2008 and QE2 was speeding along between Shanghai, China and Osaka, Japan. The 32.8 knots was recorded at 9:55pm

 

The most beautiful liner in the world is also easily the fastest, even in her final year of service. A permature retirement perhaps, for the most beautiful and succesful ship in the world, who's heart still beats strong.

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Taken on March 18, 2008