Monday, January 21, 2013
QE2 in Bayonne December 1976
Bill Miller took this photo of the legendary QE2 undergoing a refit at the then Bethlehem Steel shipyard annex at Bayonne, New Jersey. A chilly afternoon as he remembers, the date is Dec 1976.
The 1100-ft long graving dock at Bayonne, built by the Navy in 1942 especially for battleships, was used by the Queen Mary & Queen Elizabeth in wartime, for the salvaged hull of the Normandie, the confiscated Europa and, on three occasions in the 1950s, theUnited States.
The graving dock is still in use, but now in private hands & these days servicing mostly big transports of the Military Sealift Command.
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