QE2 funnel goes to highest bidder

//QE2 funnel goes to highest bidder

funnel.jpgThere are all sorts of rumours on Internet cruise forums and elsewhere about the future of the QE2, which is sitting at a quayside in Dubai. None of us knows if any are true, and what the future holds. Will she be converted into a luxury hotel, as her new owners promised, or will she be scrapped because the money is not there any more? There’s little point in speculating at this stage.
What I do know is that the QE2’s funnel is for sale on ebay – well a replica, at least. The 30 cm tall plastic model was one of several used as table centre pieces at a dinner held by the Dubai branch of the Nautical Institute earlier this month.
This one has been signed by Commodore Ron Warwick, a former captain of the QE2.
At the time of writing it has attracted 26 bids and reached a price of £137. If you fancy getting your hands on it, you have until March 30 to place your bid. Don’t all rush at once.

By | 2017-06-15T16:00:46+00:00 25 March 2009|Cruise Gossip|2 Comments

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  1. Sinclair Liddell 26 March 2009 at 10:01 am - Reply

    I do not know if you are aware, the funnel on the QE2 is not from the original build (from John Brown Shipyard), so whats the big deal ! other than who ever buys the funnel, if true should do there homework.

  2. Rob Lightbody 26 March 2009 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    The QE2’s funnel IS her original John Browns one, but adapted in 1987 to accomodate the diesel uptakes.

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