Sunday, August 15, 2010

New ship: RMS Queen Elisabeth 2

The RMS Queen Elisabeth 2 is an ocean liner that was operated by Cunard from 1969 to 2008. Following her retirement from cruising, she is now owned by Nakheel (a division of Dubai World). She was designed to primarily run a transatlantic service from her homeport of Southampton, England, to New York, USA, and was named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth, and served as the flagship of the line from 1969 until succeeded by RMS Queen Mary 2 in 2004. Built in Clydebank, Scotland, she was considered the last of the great transatlantic ocean liners until the construction of the QM2 was announced.

The Queen Elisabeth 2 was retired from active Cunard service on 27 November 2008, where it was planned for her to begin conversion to a floating hotel which would have seen her eventually moored at the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. However, as of March 2010 she remains moored at Port Rashid awaiting an uncertain future.

The real specifications for this ship are (taken from
  • Length: 293.5 m
  • Beam: 32,0 m
  • Draft: 9.8 m
  • Gross tonnage: 70327 gt
  • Max. speed: 28.5 kn (~53 Km/h)
  • Engine power: N/A

See some pictures of the real ship and the simutrans object:
Queen Elizabeth 2 anchored off South Queensferry

Queen Elizabeth 2 on her last visit to the Clyde where she was built

Simutrans screenshot

This ship has been coded into Simutrans as a modern ocean liner, which provides massive passenger transport by sea after 1965.

Simutrans object data
NameQueen Elisabeth 2
Capacity2100 psg
Max.Speed53 Km/h
Intro Year1965
Retire YearN/A

This vehicle is available in the Pak128 2.0. See the Pak128 web site for more info.

For more information on this ship check the following links:

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