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Offline Twynkle

Re: Captain McNaught has resigned from Cunard
« Reply #80 on: Jun 03, 2010, 05:47 PM »
Is this Captain McNaught's ship?
It appears that he wasn't at the helm for this transit.
http://blog.seabourn.com/transiting-the-corinth-canal
(Somewhere that Queen Elizabeth won't be able to squeeze through,either...!)
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

Offline Jeff Taylor

Re: Captain McNaught has resigned from Cunard
« Reply #81 on: Jun 03, 2010, 10:02 PM »
Ditto Chris's comments on Commodore Warner.  Bernie's a charming guy with a great sense of humor and very entertaining.  I was on his first QM2 cruise when he relieved Ron Warwick after the Ft. Lauderdale pilot crunched the pod leaving port--overall an awkward scene.  Was fortunate enough to have dinner at his table one evening and enjoyed it thoroughly.  He clearly understands the difference between Princesss and Cunard and takes to his new role.  Amazing memory for names and faces, although he did keep Ray Rouse close by in those early days.

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Photos of QE2 Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #82 on: Jul 26, 2010, 01:24 PM »
Does anyone have nice images of Captain McNaught on QE2 (not on QV) that we can use to illustrate the 'Ask the Captain' topic?

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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Photos of QE2 Captain Ian McNaught
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Re: Photos of QE2 Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #86 on: Aug 02, 2010, 09:17 PM »
Rob, will send original if you want.

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Re: Captain McNaught - which ship is he on now?
« Reply #88 on: Jan 24, 2011, 08:41 AM »
Good news!

A very fitting appointment for a very professional man.

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Offline Lynda Bradford

Re: Captain McNaught - which ship is he on now?
« Reply #89 on: Jan 24, 2011, 09:30 AM »
I am so pleased with this appointment for Captain McNaught.  He was my favourite captain on the QE2 as he was such an approachable person.  Congratulations to the Captain. 
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Offline Tyne Turbine

Re: Captain McNaught - which ship is he on now?
« Reply #90 on: Jan 26, 2011, 07:30 PM »
Not just a wonderful mariner but a brilliant communicator, something which will serve him well in his new role.

A well deserved appointment in which I wish him every success.

Offline Chris Frame

QE2's Captain McNaught to take charge of UK's lighthouses
« Reply #91 on: Jan 28, 2011, 03:10 AM »
This is from Captain Greybeard's Facebook Page:

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QE2's Captain McNaught to take charge of UK's lighthouses
by Captain Greybeard on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 at 23:47

Congratulations to Captain Ian McNaught, former master of Queen Elizabeth 2, who has found a new berth as Deputy Master of Trinity House, which looks after the lighthouses around the British coast.

After 40 years at sea, more than 20 of them with Cunard, he finally gets a home posting.

Captain McNaught, 56, a Wearsider from Washington, was in command of QE2 when it sailed off to retirement in Dubai in November 2009. He hosted a lunch for Prince Philip - who is Master of Trinity House - and made an emotional speech before the ship left Southampton for the last time.

He was also on the bridge when I crossed to New York aboard the liner earlier that year.

Last year he joined the Seabourn fleet - like Cunard, part of the Carnival comglomerate - where he was reunited with a former boss, Pamela Conover.

Trinity House is responsible for all the navigational aids in British waters - as well as lighthouses they include beacons, buoys and modern satellite technology

Captain McNaught said: "Having spent nearly 40 years at sea, my selection as Deputy Master of Trinity House is the pinnacle of a successful career as a Master Mariner. It provides me with an opportunity to lead the principal maritime fraternity and institution in the country for the benefit of Maritime Britain, the shipping industry, and all the seagoing community. There is, I believe, no greater opportunity than this to use all my maritime experience and expertise gathered during my career at sea."

In the position of Executive Chairman of Trinity House, Captain McNaught will lead the General Lighthouse Authority responsible for the safe navigation of some of the world's busiest shipping lanes and pioneers of research in to new technologies to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of the aids to navigation it provides. As Deputy Master of the Corporation of Trinity House he will be responsible for the activities of the UK's largest endowed maritime charity.

Captain McNaught will join Trinity House in September, on the retirement of Rear Admiral Sir Jeremy de Halpert.

He'll have a new boss as Master of the Corporation by then, as well. The Princess Royal will be taking over the job from her father, who has held the position since 1969.

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Offline Jem

Re: QE2's Captain McNaught to take charge of UK's lighthouses
« Reply #92 on: Jan 28, 2011, 04:34 AM »
I wish him all the very best in his next job. I'm sure he'll excel in it. :)

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Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #93 on: Jul 02, 2011, 06:29 AM »
Here is a link to an interesting site with lots of pictures of the man himself.--- 8)


http://images.mitrasites.com/photo/captain-ian-mcnaught.html

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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #94 on: Nov 25, 2011, 05:40 PM »

Interesting link here about Captain Ian McNaught elected Deputy Master of the Corporation of Trinity House--

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9384494.Mariner_to_lead_safety_on_sea/

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Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #95 on: Nov 26, 2011, 11:19 AM »
Interesting link here about Captain Ian McNaught elected Deputy Master of the Corporation of Trinity House--

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/9384494.Mariner_to_lead_safety_on_sea/

What was his original role when he joined them earlier this year?
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Offline Andy F

Re: Captain McNaught
« Reply #96 on: Nov 26, 2011, 06:04 PM »
What was his original role when he joined them earlier this year?
IIRC he was initially sworn in as an Elder Brother back in January '11 prior to taking up this new post.
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Offline Twynkle

« Last Edit: Dec 16, 2011, 07:16 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - 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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Offline Rod

Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #99 on: Jul 19, 2013, 10:04 PM »
Good for him...a really nice guy!

Offline riskygizmo

Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #100 on: Jul 26, 2013, 07:06 PM »
If you can't make Dubai on the 18th Oct, how about Berkshire on the 24th?

http://www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1313101

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Photo competition on the Captains of the QE2, here :
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=8143.0

This photo competition looks more like a 'best picture of Ian McNaught' competition  ;)

Clearly some have never sailed with other Captains.... However each have their own unique points
 
« Last Edit: Dec 12, 2018, 07:36 AM by Isabelle Prondzynski »
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It looks more like a 'best picture of Ian McNaught' competition  ;)

Capt McNaught appeared on Masterchef - The Professionals last night on BBC TV. The chefs were making a lunch at Trinity House for himself, his wife and other celebrated Mariners. He was mentioned as captain of QE2 in the narrative.

Always he thought he was a good speaker!!!

Gav

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Capt McNaught appeared on Masterchef - The Professionals last night on BBC TV. The chefs were making a lunch at Trinity House for himself, his wife and other celebrated Mariners. He was mentioned as captain of QE2 in the narrative.

Always he thought he was a good speaker!!!

Gav

Likewise, it was a pleasant surprise to see Ian and his wife when watching MasterChef last week with a friend (I don't normally watch MasterChef either). QE2 is long gone from these shores but isn't forgotten - a legend amongst ships - which is nice to see in programs such as this.
First travelled on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last stepped foot and travelled on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008 - we had the better view!

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Capt McNaught appeared on Masterchef - The Professionals last night on BBC TV. The chefs were making a lunch at Trinity House for himself, his wife and other celebrated Mariners. He was mentioned as captain of QE2 in the narrative.

I do like a bit of Masterchef, especially the Professionals, and when they said they were at Trinity House, I immediately said "Ian McNaught will be hosting" and sure he was.  Glad he and Sue both looked so well, and I hope they enjoyed their meal.

Link to the programme below, and a couple of sneaky screen-grabs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bv1b6h/masterchef-the-professionals-series-11-episode-14
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Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #105 on: Jan 01, 2019, 09:28 PM »
Captain Ian McNaught awarded the Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in the (British)  Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Read more at :

https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/sunderland-man-who-served-as-last-captain-of-qe2-recognised-by-queen-in-new-year-honours-list-1-9514111

Offline skilly56

Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #106 on: Jan 02, 2019, 02:21 AM »
Ian McNaught's father was a marine engineer, but Ian went deck-side in his chosen career, as did his son, who was with us on QE2 in July 2008. The son was starting his sea-going career in 2009, so should be well qualified by now and in a position of responsibility on a ship somewhere.

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Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #107 on: Jan 02, 2019, 08:19 AM »
Ian McNaught's father was a marine engineer, but Ian went deck-side in his chosen career, as did his son, who was with us on QE2 in July 2008. The son was starting his sea-going career in 2009, so should be well qualified by now and in a position of responsibility on a ship somewhere.

Skilly

Yes - navigator on P&O's Britannia.  Screenshot ( I couldn't get the post itself to link properly for some reason; it's post 157 in this one: https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=6357.0 ) below from the thread about the jigsaw from my painting:



« Last Edit: Jan 02, 2019, 08:26 AM by Peter Mugridge »
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Offline skilly56

Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #108 on: Jan 05, 2019, 01:58 PM »
Thanks Peter.
Strange how so many young people at sea today have a sea-faring parent who was able to introduce them to the job in some way or another. Of the 20 NZ youngsters in my son's cadet intake, the only 3 who graduated all had their fathers at sea!
My lad is currently navigator/safety officer on 'Aurora', but is going to 'Ventura' around mid-year. He started out on 'Grand Princess' as a cadet, so 'Ventura' wont be a size shock to him.
He came and joined me in the Aussie offshore for 6 years, then Carnival UK grabbed him back when the oil prices dropped and the jobs there disappeared.
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Offline Andy Holloway

Re: Captain Ian McNaught
« Reply #109 on: Jan 05, 2019, 11:58 PM »
Strange as it may seem, i doubt that there were any letters of congratulations on the award of the CVO to Captain McNaught, coming out of Carnival UK HQ in S'ton. He was not popular with the Hierarchy of CUK being a very traditional Cunard Captain who, not only knew his mind, but spoke it as well. In the end, their loss was Seabourn and ultimately Trinity House's gain. I'd love to be 'fly on the wall' at the first time he meets senior CUK managers/directors wearing his CVO, any 'greeting' fron them will certainly be through clenched teeth and forced smiles!!
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