Issue Date: 01/05/2004
Issue Name: The Last Major Voyage of Queen Elizabeth II
Producer: Buckingham Covers
When the brand spanking new QM2 arrived on the scene in 2004, she took over the role as the Flag Ship of the Cunard's Line. This was the end of an era as the QE2 had been first Lady of the Seas up until then.
This cover was officially carried on her last Blue Riband voyage from Southampton to New York and back. A number were signed while on board by the Master, Captain Ian McNaught, in gold pen.
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2
RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, often called the QE2 was the flagship of t he Cunard Line from 1969 until the RMS Queen Mary 2 succeeded her in 2004. She is one of the great transatlantic ocean liners and was the last oil fired passenger steamship to cross the Atlantic in regularly scheduled liner service before she was refitted with a diesel power plant. At 70,327 tons and 963 ft (294m) long, with a top speed of 32.5 knots, she is one of the largest and fastest passenger vessels afloat despite the fact that she is smaller than bother her predecessor and her successor.