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on 03/05/2015 at 20:04
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Hi,I am building a radio controlled model of this ship,following a feature article in October 2011 vol.85,issue 790 of Sea Breezes.My hull is grp,50 ins loa,by 14 ins beam,drawing 4 ins,8ins deep hull.Powered bya single 2in three bladed prop,driven by a 6volt Decaperm motor,via an Mtronic electronic speed controller,with a rudder servo,and a fullsize cd player/radio,playing music of the era,and ships horn,engine room soun ds,etc.Weight is a serious problem,as I suffer Parkinsons,but I`m keeping it down-just!!Good pics,very helpful,will be back,bob
     
on 09/01/2015 at 06:15
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A couple of days ago i was watching the amazing documentary "Deep Water" as i was watching Robin Knox-Johnstone sail back across finishing line i saw a ship that looked a lot like Queen of the Isles. Today i thought i will have a look and see if the Queen was ever in the region at the time. Then i found this site, what a shock. When i was 14 yrs old my Father Bernie Muir was one of the Engineers that delivered the Queen from NZ (from Memory) to Cairns. He stayed on for sometime in numerous rolls i think he went on to become a General Manager. As a kid i had so many good times on board the Queen. I was onboard the Queen during the original fit out in Cairns for Royal Tropic Cruise lines and made many trips up to TI and back. I remember Vicki, Tony, Bob the Bossun, Mark and his Family, Wayne Gill and the owner who was investigated for trying to blow the Queen up with his wife onboard, I still have not heard the full story. My Father passed in 1998 from Asbestosis. This part of my fathers life was one that i will never forget. I have so many great memories of the crew who looked after me while onboard. Love to see more photos. My Father is the guy with stripped shirt and carrying the video camera with crew tied up at Trinity Wharf. I'm the Kid sitting in the life raft next to Bob the Bossun. I think that shot was taken at Cape York. a couple of years ago i was looking through Trader Boat magazine and i saw that Life raft for sale. I would have loved to of got hold of it.
     
on 04/11/2014 at 23:46
Score : 10/10

Well done on a brilliant website.

I stumbled across the site when researching the Queen of the Islands for a build of a 1/250 scale card model that I am building.

Did you know you can download a free card model of her from the following website?
       
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