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Old December 25th, 2003, 10:43 AM
Raoul Fiebig
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Default Photos of "QM2" in Vigo

Hello everybody,

following her delivery from the shipyard on Monday, Cunard's new "Queen Mary 2" arrived in Vigo, Spain, on Tuesday, Dec. 23rd. Francisco Camino was there to take exterior pictures of the ship. I have now published a photo gallery with 19 pictures taken by Francisco that day:

http://www.ruderhaus.de/cun-qm2-camino

And last but not least, Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it!

Regards,

Raoul Fiebig
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Old December 31st, 2003, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Photos of "QM2" in Vigo

Your photos of Queen Mary 2 are terrific. For your information, her nautical designation is RMS Queen Mary 2, not m/s.

RMS, as you may know, stands for Royal Mail Ship.

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Gary
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Old January 2nd, 2004, 05:20 AM
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Default Re: Photos of "QM2" in Vigo

Interesting point about RMS.

Is QM2 ACTUALLY going to be carrying Royal Mail? Any letter sent in the UK goes via Royal Mail - but these days most overseas post goes by air and the few postal items that do go by sea do not necessarily go on ships with an 'RMS'. Certainly, QM2 is part of the Merchant Fleet (signified by flying the red ensign) which (for example) means she could be commissioned by the reigning monarch as a vessel to serve during times of war, as was done during the Falklands conflict.

Gary - where/how can I find out which ships are RMS ships?

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Pete
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Old January 10th, 2004, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: Re: Photos of "QM2" in Vigo

Hi Pete,

her RMS status was officially announced during the christening ceremony, not earlier. Hence the previous use of "M/S".

I have now included some interior pictures taken by my colleague Fred Friedrich as well as some pictures of the christening ceremony in the photo gallery.

The URL still is: http://www.ruderhaus.de/cun-qm2-camino/

Enjoy!


Regards,

Raoul Fiebig
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