Farewell the Queen Mary II in comfort at LBSC


John Woollatt, Thursday, 4 March 2010

 Largs Bay Sailing Club

Farewell the Queen Mary II in comfort at LBSC

The Queen Mary II will be visiting Adelaide on Thursday, 11th March 2010 and
will sail from Outer Harbor at 1800 hours (6pm) in the evening.

The Largs Bay Sailing Club, which is located on the Foreshore, just north of the Largs Bay
jetty, invites all cruise ship enthusiasits to view the departure of the Queen Mary II from our club.

We can offer a great vantage point with a splendid view from the club balcony as the ship depart Outer Harbour and sails south into Gulf St Vincent, plus ample parking.

The Largs Bay Sailing Club has a fully licenced bar and will serve refreshments
and a sausage sizzle will be available from 1630 hours (4:30pm) onwards.

QM2 Specifications  & Comparisons 


1,132 feet


135 feet

Beam at Bridge Wings:

147.5 feet


32 feet 10 inches

Height (Keel to Funnel):

236.2 feet

Gross Tonnage:

Approximately 151,400 gross tonnes

Guest Capacity:

2,592 lower berths
3,056 maximum capacity (Including third and fourth berths)



Cruise Speed:

28.5 Knots


157,000 horsepower, environmentally friendly, gas turbine/diesel electric plant


Four pods of 21.5 MW each; 2 fixed and 2 azimuthing


Extra thick steel hull for strength and stability for Transatlantic Crossings


Two sets


Estimated $800 million

Some Comparisons:

  • QM2 is five times longer than Cunard's first ship, Britannia (230 ft.)
  • QM2 is 113 feet longer than the original Queen Mary
  • QM2 is more than twice as long as the Washington Monument is tall (550 ft.)
  • QM2 is 147 feet longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall (984 ft.)
  • QM2 is more than 3½ times as long as Westminster Tower (Big Ben) is high (310 ft.)
  • QM2 is only 117 feet shorter than the Empire State Building is tall (1248 ft.)
  • QM2 is more than three times as long as St. Paul's Cathedral is tall (366 ft.)
  • QM2 is as long as 41 double-decker London buses (31½ ft. each)
  • QM2's whistle is audible for 10 miles




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