Did QE and QE2 ever meet

Joe Russo

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Does anyone know if the QE and QE2 ever met the way that the QM and QM2 met in Long Beach? I would imagine if it happened that it would have happened in Ft. Lauderdale in '69 or '70. It doesn't look like this ever happened from the research that I've done.
Any other Cunard namesakes ever meet or was this QM/QM2 event unprecedented?
 

Dave Gittins

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Joe, I think they never met. QE made her last voyage to the US on 5 November 1968. QE2 made her first voyage on 2 May 1969. As you say, it's just possible they could have met in Florida in 1969, but QE2 would have had to break her schedule of trans-Atlantic voyages to do it.
 

Joe Russo

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Thanks. The Mauretanias did not exist at the same time so I don't think any namesakes ever met except for the Marys this past February in Long Beach.