QM2 Gets Royal Navy Escort

QM2 Gets Royal Navy Escort

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The Royal Navy’s HMS Defender provided escort for Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 through the Gulf of Oman this week. A few days earlier, Defender escorted Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth (2010) through the same area. Both ships passed through the gulf safely.

Defender, a high-speed Type 45 destroyer, is equipped with an array of weapons and radar tracking systems.

One-hundred-and-one years ago this week, Cunard’s Lusitania left New York on a crossing to Liverpool, culminating in a tragic journey through a dangerous sea lane.

QM2 HMS Defender


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