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The QE2's Story (in-service) => Service Life (1969 - 2008) => The 1990s => Topic started by: Michael Gallagher on Jun 11, 2020, 01:12 PM

Title: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Michael Gallagher on Jun 11, 2020, 01:12 PM
QE2's 8 - 13 May 1994 Southampton to New York crossing was designated as her official Silver Anniversary Crossing to mark the 25th Anniversary of her first crossing to New York (2 - 7 May 1969).

The Central Office of Information sent a photographer (Alan Chandler) on that voyage and below are some portraits he captured - of Commodore Bil Warwick who was sailing with his son Ron. And of Commodore Burton-Hall who was in command that trip.

Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Michael Gallagher on Jun 11, 2020, 01:16 PM
The COI hired a helicopter to capture QE2's departure from New York on 13 May - here are some of Alan Chandler's shots.
Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Jun 11, 2020, 01:24 PM
Wonderful historic photos, including of the Captain's (main) Cabin and Office just inside from the bit beneath the bridge and now sadly history in Dubai.
Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Jun 11, 2020, 02:49 PM
Incredible and historic photos, in all sorts of ways.

I enjoyed a captains cocktail party in his office in August 2008 with my mum.  There was a very nice swell going, and we had to hold onto that table on the right with one hand, and our drink with the other!  Then in 2011 I was Captain Cooper's guest, the room was unchanged, and we enjoyed coffee and a chat.
Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Lynda Bradford on Jun 11, 2020, 03:37 PM
Excellent photos.  I love the pictures of QE2 leaving New York
Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Michael Gallagher on Jun 11, 2020, 03:41 PM
This one was also part of the set
Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Thomas Hypher on Jun 11, 2020, 04:30 PM
Some of the cooling fans of one of the electric motors, if I recall correctly?
Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: Rob Lightbody on Jun 11, 2020, 05:10 PM
I remember walking down those steps on the left and suddenly realising what I was looking at there, amazing.
Title: Re: Silver Anniversary Portraits
Post by: June Ingram on Jun 12, 2020, 10:37 PM
Absolutely wonderful and awe-inspiring photos ! Many thanks, Michael, for sharing them !