Wednesday, October 1, 2008

QE2 arrives in Cobh for farewell visit

The famed cruise liner Queen Elizabeth 2 has arrived in Cobh this morning on one of the final legs of her farewell voyage after 40 years of service.

The huge liner reached Roches Point at the mouth of Cork Harbour at around 1.30pm and was escorted in slowly by four or five tugboats and a flotilla of boats.

There was even the unusual sight of one of the Dublin Port pilot boats joining the local pilot boat fleet for the occasion.

Here are some photos of the arrival, taken from Cobh town.


Samuel J said...

Thats the Liffey Dublins 2nd Interceptor 42 Pilot buult by Safehavenmarine in cobh, she still on trials and will delivered to Dublin Port later in Oct..a fine craft

Samuel J said...

This is a link to safehavens site and page on the new "Liffey"

Rick Rosenshein said...

Great blog, photos and articles. Thank you for sharing and keep up the great work. Rick