Just like people, when ships are going to retire, all the "remember when" stories come out. There is one about QE2 in Scotland's Daily Record today. In the article, they allege that QE2's entry into service in 1967 was delayed intentionally by the shipyard workers at John Brown's shipyard. The article claims that they deliberately vandalized many of the cabins as they were completed in order to provide more work for the yard in repairing them. It also contends that the employees considered pilfering the ship's furnishings as a "perk" of the job.
No matter what they did, QE2 went on to have a proud career with Cunard and will finish it out next year.
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