A memorable 18 years

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 20 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b123
  1. Martin Carroll, principal medical officer, Cunard
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    The Queen Elizabeth 2 left Southampton for the last time on 11 November 2008, bound for Dubai, where she will be moored on a palm shaped island which is to be built specially for her in her new role as a floating hotel. She worked hard in her life since her launch by Her Majesty on Clydebank in 1967. She travelled almost 6 000 000 nautical miles, the equivalent of 14 trips to the moon and back and more than any other ship ever, with the longest journey of …

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