Queen Elizabeth 2: Ship of Legend

Author(s): William H. Miller 

ISBN: 9781781558294
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The Queen Elizabeth 2 is one of the most famous, successful and beloved ocean liners of all time.
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  • Queen Elizabeth 2: Ship of Legend celebrates this iconic ship on her fiftieth anniversary of her commissioning

  • Superbly illustrated with many unpublished photographs

  • Written by maritime’s biggest star – William H. Miller

The 1960s were the end of the trans-Atlantic liner era. Grand, graceful but aging luxury ships such as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were surpassed and outmoded by a new age of jet airliners.

By 1963, airlines had secured over 95 per cent of all trans-Atlantic travel. However, and looking to the future, the historic Cunard Line believed that there was room for one last Atlantic super ship. Thus, came the ship that became the most successful superliner of all time: the resplendent Queen Elizabeth 2.

Fondly known as the QE2, she was launched and named by the Queen in 1967, entered service two years later and went on to sail for 39 years. Queen Elizabeth 2, now a museum and hotel in Dubai, is a lasting and fitting tribute to Cunard, British shipping and to all ocean liners.

Queen Elizabeth 2: Ship of Legend has been authored on the fiftieth anniversary of the ship’s maiden crossing (May 1969) from Southampton to New York. A maritime icon, she well deserves yet another tribute.

BOOK ISBN 9781781558294
FORMAT 275 x 215 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 110 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 167 colour photographs


Known as ‘Mr Ocean Liner,’ William H. Miller has written over 80 books about passenger ships. He has covered the liners large and small, in war and peace, and as collectibles and in post card form. Miller has also penned over 1000 articles about ships and sea travel. He has been a popular guest lecturer aboard such liners as the QE2, Queen Mary 2, Rotterdam & Crystal Serenity for over 30 years. Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, just across from the great liner piers of New York City, Miller has appeared in numerous TV documentaries, and news programs and himself has been the subject of a 60-min documentary called ‘Mr Ocean Liner’. Miller has been the recipient of numerous maritime awards.