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A Royal Tyneside Departure for QE2 - 17 Sep 2007

The crowds never stopped arriving all day. The weather was appalling but it didn't dampen the enthusiasm. 100 years to the day Mauretania departed the Tyne.
It was a tight squeeze to turn QE2 [LOA 293.5m], with the Jarrow turning circle 360m wide permitting "Vessels up to 300 metres to swing with tugs" - see http://www.portoftyne.co.uk/business-divisions/cruises-and-ferries/
Caricature of QEII with QE2 written as the 'crown' on the hill. The crowds really made the atmosphere and great fireworks along the harbour entrance - the video clips show this better 18:00 - 18:45 17 September 2007

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