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Line - An historically significant document for the QE2 - the thick specifications book created by Cunard in 1964 that laid out their requirements for the new ship. The book was distributed to shipyards to tender bids.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCalled \"Tender Specifications of Hull for Twin-Screw Passenger Liner\", the book runs 223 single-sided pages plus a 9-page \"Errata and Addenda\" insert. It is dated 4 September 1964. A few years earlier Cunard had abandoned their purposed \"Q3\" concept to replace the aging QUEENS with an equally large liner. They went back to the drawing board and developed this ship, \"Q4\", as a smaller vessel that could easily transition into a cruise ship. Q4 became the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis copy is numbered 13 and was originally issued to Vickers Armstrong as shown on the title page. Vickers Armstrong was the favorite to build the new Cunarder until the struggling John Brown Shipyard came in with a cheaper bid and a quicker completion date. John Brown got the contract, much to Cunard's later consternation when the ship ended up massively over-budget and a year late.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe index runs eight pages and covers everything from \"Bar - First Class Inside Pool\" to \"X-Ray Room\". In between are the thousands of details set forth by Cunard for the new ship. What an exhaustive document!\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eInteresting to note that in 1964 three classes were specified. Cabin or Second class was dropped the next year. Also noteworthy are the handwritten comments throughout the document. Someone highlighted in pencil certain paragraphs with \"added cost\" next to it. Someone else with exceptionally neat handwriting made corrections or added sentences in red ink.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIf you are a fan of the QE2 you will spend hours examining all the details that went into creating the beloved liner in this exceptionally rare book.\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cbr data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThe cover is in fair condition with wear while the inside pages are in very good condition."}

QE2: 1969 - Original and rare 1964 "Tender Specifications" book for ship

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Cunard Line - An historically significant document for the QE2 - the thick specifications book created by Cunard in 1964 that laid out their requirements for the new ship. The book was distributed to shipyards to tender bids.

Called "Tender Specifications of Hull for Twin-Screw Passenger Liner", the book runs 223 single-sided pages plus a 9-page "Errata and Addenda" insert. It is dated 4 September 1964. A few years earlier Cunard had abandoned their purposed "Q3" concept to replace the aging QUEENS with an equally large liner. They went back to the drawing board and developed this ship, "Q4", as a smaller vessel that could easily transition into a cruise ship. Q4 became the QUEEN ELIZABETH 2.

This copy is numbered 13 and was originally issued to Vickers Armstrong as shown on the title page. Vickers Armstrong was the favorite to build the new Cunarder until the struggling John Brown Shipyard came in with a cheaper bid and a quicker completion date. John Brown got the contract, much to Cunard's later consternation when the ship ended up massively over-budget and a year late.

The index runs eight pages and covers everything from "Bar - First Class Inside Pool" to "X-Ray Room". In between are the thousands of details set forth by Cunard for the new ship. What an exhaustive document!

Interesting to note that in 1964 three classes were specified. Cabin or Second class was dropped the next year. Also noteworthy are the handwritten comments throughout the document. Someone highlighted in pencil certain paragraphs with "added cost" next to it. Someone else with exceptionally neat handwriting made corrections or added sentences in red ink.

If you are a fan of the QE2 you will spend hours examining all the details that went into creating the beloved liner in this exceptionally rare book.

The cover is in fair condition with wear while the inside pages are in very good condition.
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