History - Hurricane Luis

Cunard Line

Queen Elizabeth 2

Trans Atlantic Voyage
No 1014

Westbound from Southampton and Cherbourg
to New York City.
7th September - 12th September, 1995.

Record of contact with

Hurricane Luis

10th and 11th September, 1995.

The following information was
recorded in the ship's log:

Highest winds - 130 miles per hour.
Average wave height - 40 feet
with one specific wave at 0205 hrs (11 Sep) estimated at 90 feet.
Nearest position to the "eye" - 130 miles.
Ship's speed reduced to 5 knots.

Captain R. W. Warwick

Storm Certificate