QE II was in a hurricane so thats the "Wrong Season", the other two were both 55 degrees south so a LONG way south considering the Cape is 35 South so about the level of the Horn.Mariners who survived similar encounters have had remarkable stories to tell. In February 1995 the cruiser liner Queen Elizabeth II met a 29-metre high rogue wave during a hurricane in the North Atlantic that Captain Ronald Warwick described as "a great wall of water… it looked as if we were going into the White Cliffs of Dover."
And within the week between February and March 2001 two hardened tourist cruisers – the Bremen and the Caledonian Star – had their bridge windows smashed by 30-metre rogue waves in the South Atlantic, the former ship left drifting without navigation or propulsion for a period of two hours.
Thats the "Wrong Season" - mid winter in the North Sea.the "Draupner wave", a rogue wave at the Draupner platform, in the North Sea on January 1, 1995.
"Wrong Season"February 2000, a British oceanographic research vessel, the RRS Discovery, sailing in the Rockall Trough west of Scotland encountered the largest waves ever recorded by scientific instruments in the open ocean, with a SWH of 18.5 metres (61 ft)