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#146633 - 02/17/07 02:45 AM Queen Mary in Auckland
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Today this biggest cruise ship ever built, arrived at Jellicoe Wharf, Auckland, New Zealand to visit for the day.
Cost NZ$ 1.1 Billion, about US$ 750 Million.
Imagine being an electrician on board.
The ship is 23 storeys high and weighs 1.5 Million tons.
I took some photo's from Stanley Point, Devonport, North Shore.
Just to get an idea of the size of the ship against the background of the city.
Of course the close up view from Quay street, Down Town was a hughe traffic jam, and obstructed by containers and freight trains.

Queen Mary 1 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/RODALCO/DSC02336.jpg

Queen Mary 2 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/RODALCO/DSC02334.jpg

Queen Mary 3 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/RODALCO/DSC02333.jpg

Queen Mary 4 http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/RODALCO/DSC02329.jpg
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#146634 - 02/17/07 07:44 AM Re: Queen Mary in Auckland
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Great picts.

I am origonaly from Clydebank and my grandfather was a plumber on the "Three Queens" built in "John Browns" shipyard on the clyde (Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, QE2) Wonder what he would have thought her?

My granfather passed away in 1976

Thanks for posting Kenny
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#146635 - 02/18/07 02:25 AM Re: Queen Mary in Auckland
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Great pics Ray ! That IS a massive boat.
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#146636 - 02/21/07 03:41 PM Re: Queen Mary in Auckland
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Great photo's Ray!.
Apparently they were saying on the News that the QM is longer than the Sky tower is high.
Not sure how relevant that is, I have no idea how tall the Sky tower actually is.
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#146637 - 02/22/07 02:23 PM Re: Queen Mary in Auckland
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Does this put things into perspective for you?
Queen Mary 2, facts and figures

Keny
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#146638 - 02/22/07 03:09 PM Re: Queen Mary in Auckland
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Thanks Kenbo for the actual facts for Queen Mary 2.
It is an enormous ship, and very powerfull.

I see i was wrong with the weight which is 150,000 tons.

Mike, details for the Sky Tower which is 328 meters tall.
http://www.skycityauckland.co.nz/skycity/index.cfm?5FB84201-50BA-1DC3-6503-2FD86214423F
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#146639 - 02/22/07 11:39 PM Re: Queen Mary in Auckland
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Interesting stuff Ray,
Quote:
The mast on top of the Sky Tower houses an FM antenna that broadcasts 17 stations (a world record for just one antenna) and a 2nd FM antenna has been installed for the new stations above 100 on your dial.

Hmm
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#146640 - 02/24/07 08:54 AM Re: Queen Mary in Auckland
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Direct electric drives by fixed and azimuth swivelling underslung motor pods.
Built in France.
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