The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 – The world’s most famous ship


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Much has been written about Queen Elizabeth 2 – and deservedly so as her story is an incredible one that has established her place in maritime history. The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 tells not only the fascinating story in detail of the construction of this magnificent ship and the struggle by both ship owner and ship yard to get her into service but also the story of the aborted Q3 project that led to QE2 and the debate of whether she should have been a three-class or a two-class ship. This book tells the complete story with a wealth of new information and unseen images. 


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Michael Gallagher


Hardback, 29.7cm x 21cm





Publication Date

August 2017


Ferry Publications

1 review for The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2 – The world’s most famous ship

  1. Ships Monthly December 2017 issue

    Book of the Month in December 2017 issue of Ships Monthly:
    “It is not everyday that a new book brings to light something refreshing and different about the story of the great passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2, but Michael Gallagher’s new book, The Building of Queen Elizabeth 2, certainly does that. The focus is on the history of the ship up to the point of her entering service, although career highlights and the ultimate triumph of the ship and her legacy are also covered. There’s no-one better placed than Michael Gallagher to tell this intricate story, as he was for many years Cunard’s Historian and Public Relations Executive.”
    “The author’s private image collection, amassed over several decades, complements the absorbing text, and includes numerous high-quality images in both colour and black and white, many of which have not been published before. Thoroughly recommended.”

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