Jacob Shipton's last tribute to the QE2:
Goodbye Elizabeth, So long and farewell.
A great lady, who held us under her spell.
Your memory will continue, your spirit will live on.
But no other lady can take your place after you’re gone.
These oceans you may soon depart.
But that will never change how you touched our hearts.
Your ruled the waves with grace and beauty.
But when the time came, you did your duty.
Go sleep now great lady, you deserve a rest.
To us you will always be the last of the best.