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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2009, 09:10 PM »
It is indeed and what ship does he mention most often...

QM2 NO !!! not even a mention
Queen Victoria NO !!! only mentioned twice
Queen Elizabeth NO !!! one mention
QE2........ 6 times . YES QE2 [move] ;D ;D
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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2009, 09:23 PM »


Hooray!

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QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2009, 09:46 PM »
Excellent stuff, good on you Ian!

How to tell the QE2 fans that you still love the old girl, while not actually saying anything that will get you into trouble!

He must have learned HOW TO GO SLOW!  I'm not just poking fun, it must actually make it a bit harder to keep to schedule when things happen than it did on QE2.  Although admittedly it must also be fun to dock and undock without assistance after the straight-lines-only QE2!
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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #23 on: May 23, 2009, 03:57 PM »
Captain McNaught had a practice run of course, on the westbound tandem crossing with QV in January last year. It took 7 days and the midday announcements were, at times, very tounge in cheek laced with a hint of sarcasm
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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #24 on: Nov 30, 2009, 03:50 PM »
What do you think the guy second from the left had just noticed?!
http://bdaily.info/news/manufacturing/06-01-2009/hoodies-win-over-qe2-dragon/
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for nearly 12 years.  Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #25 on: Nov 30, 2009, 05:14 PM »
What do you think the guy second from the left had just noticed?!
http://bdaily.info/news/manufacturing/06-01-2009/hoodies-win-over-qe2-dragon/

Well, I know what the captain is thinking.......I miss QE2.  :'(  He just does not look the same to me and I have total empathy to his situation.
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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #26 on: Nov 30, 2009, 05:38 PM »

When Ian Mcnaught was First Officer i dealed closely with him at least once a week during the Special Muster Drills and i can say if someone had a passion for the QE2 that was him.Hes love and caring regarding of any safety issues of her was just amazing.He really did and still loves his Lady.

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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #27 on: Nov 30, 2009, 08:57 PM »
Rosie, I bet it's not something bearing down on him at 28+ knots, ( but he maybe wishes it was)... pete..

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Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #28 on: Dec 11, 2009, 01:31 AM »
Richard Wagner of Beyondships.com interviewed Captain McNaught during the overnight stay in NYC back just before he ended up "loosing it" in that infamous interview.

http://beyondships.com/QV-McNaught-1.html

He personally mentioned QE2 nine times in the interview.  You know he misses her dearly.
« Last Edit: Jul 05, 2011, 11:58 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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Re: New Captain McNaught Interview
« Reply #29 on: Dec 12, 2009, 10:56 AM »
Thanks for that, it was a good read. Yea, you can tell where his heart really lives.

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Captain McNaught has resigned from Cunard
« Reply #30 on: Jan 05, 2010, 09:59 PM »
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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #31 on: Jan 05, 2010, 10:02 PM »
That's a real shame, I was looking forward to meeting him and sailing on board with him in the future. 

Let's hope he is moving on to bigger and better things, although from what our members who have actually met him say NOTHING will be bigger and better than QE2.

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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #32 on: Jan 05, 2010, 10:17 PM »
I had the pleasure of meeting him on my Norwegian Fjords cruise in June 2008 and having my picture from the Captain's cocktail party and a few things from the captain's signing.

As well as a ships captain I thought he was brilliant with passengers and his sense of humour is great.

I wish him well in the future. 

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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #33 on: Jan 05, 2010, 10:23 PM »
I never sailed with him, or met him, but everything to do with QE2's later years, and surrounding her final voyages, and the memories everybody has of these times, was enhanced by his presence on board, and his clear love, enjoyment and respect for QE2.

I wish him well for the future, whatever he's planning to do.
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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #34 on: Jan 05, 2010, 10:49 PM »
I had the pleasure of spending five or six hours on the bridge of QE2 chatting with Ian McNaught in February 2008 when QE2 was inbound to Melbourne.  It was a great opportunity as my wife and I joined the ship two weeks later in Singapore for a three week trip to Los Angeles. It was during that time that she touched nearly 33 knots - there is a picture of the ship's CCTV showing that somewhere on this site I think.

I boarded the ship outside Port Phillip Heads on QE2's inbound passage on 29th February last year with the pilot. It was very rough outside the Heads and boarding the ship from the pilot cutter at 1.00 am was an adventure in itself. The captain was keen to enter Port Phillip Bay earlier than was really necessary as it was rough outside and preferred to proceed up the Bay at a slower speed to berth at 07.30.

We talked about what would happen when the ship reached Dubai in November that year as welll as Capt McNaught's views on the merits of the traditional liner vis-a-vis the cruise ship from a seaman's point of view. He was clearly very fond of QE2 and saw her withdrawal as the end of an era. You may be interested to know that the pilot had views about the ship's handling characteristics which weren't all that complimentary, having to do with her propellers being located so far forard of her rudder.

Capt McNaught pointed out some details of the ship's structure which were evidence of the ship's age and wear and tear - a point that needs to be taken into account by those optimistic enough to think she might ever trade again. 

He was charming company, sharing many anecdotes and colourful stories about his experience in his ship.

I was very touched when Capt McNaught gave me a commemorative 'QE2's final world cruise' plaque which some of you might also have seen.

If he has resigned, it will be a loss as the overwhelming consensus was that he was most popular of QE2's then Masters and I certainly enjoyed his company that memorable morning.

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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #35 on: Jan 05, 2010, 11:18 PM »
I've heard great things about Captain McNaught. When QE2 visited Belfast two years ago people said he was nice and very friendly. I always thought that when QE2 would retire he would leave Cunard. I wish him well and good luck for the future.
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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #36 on: Jan 05, 2010, 11:21 PM »
Nice write up of a personal experience with captain mcnaught lachlan.

It may be worth posting the comments on the wear and tear on the super structure as I'm sure people would be I interested - especially as it came from such a reliable source!

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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #37 on: Jan 05, 2010, 11:30 PM »
Sad to hear that news, from what I've heard about him he seems a real gentlemen. I wish him all the best for the future. This is clearly Cunards loss.

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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #38 on: Jan 05, 2010, 11:34 PM »
If Captain Ian McNaught has resigned it's a sad day for Cunard.

I was looking forward to meeting him again on a future Cunard cruise. However, I was fortunate to sail with him on the QE2's voyage to Dubai. He was a most hospitable and professional Captain. I will never forget the time he and his wife made for us on that last voyage, we were honoured to be the last group of Cabin Cavalcaders to visit the Captain's quarters.

Having sailed with Cunard for 25 years, of all the Captains I met, Ian was my favourite. I'm sure many other 'Cunarders' would agree.


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Re: Captain McNaught has resigned
« Reply #39 on: Jan 06, 2010, 12:34 AM »
If this is accurate, Cunard will not be Cunard without Captain McNaught.

I had the great fortune to meet him on several occasions. Firstly in 1995 when he, as First Officer gave me a tour of QE2's Bridge, on behalf of Commodore John Burton-Hall. Later meetings including catching up aboard QE2 during her farewell World Cruise. His love for QE2 was evident every time we met.

I hope he will enjoy a great future whatever he decides to do.
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