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Offline Thomas Hypher

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Re: "Meet the Captain" photo gallery
« Reply #45 on: Jul 03, 2018, 04:07 PM »
Great to see more previously unseen photos!

Wondering if Ian McNaught was captain during the 11th to 17th August 2003 westbound transatlantic (the first QE2 voyage for me and my parents)?
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.

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Re: "Meet the Captain" photo gallery
« Reply #46 on: Jul 03, 2018, 04:27 PM »
Great to see more previously unseen photos!

Wondering if Ian McNaught was captain during the 11th to 17th August 2003 westbound transatlantic (the first QE2 voyage for me and my parents)?
He could well have been as he was Captain on 15th Sept when i signed off in Palma de Majorca, he signed my Discharge Book.

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Re: New "Meet the Captain" photo gallery
« Reply #47 on: Jul 03, 2018, 09:21 PM »
Thanks Avariel, looks like you have got the ball rolling.

My voyage was E811 Mediterranean Mosaic - 20th to 31st July 2008

Captain David Perkins with my mum and me.


The same voyage as the last QE2 voyage we went on (my parents and I).
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Re: New "Meet the Captain" photo gallery
« Reply #48 on: Jul 03, 2018, 09:45 PM »
One of the Luke twins , Pauline Sleigh Captains Secretary,Himself,Ian Galloway Furnishing Mgr, Staff Captain Ron Bolton and the other luke Twin Jamie or David never could match their faces.


Small world! My Uncle (one of my Dad's older brothers) and his family who live in Oslo were and still are good friends with the Luke twins! My Uncle and his family used to visit QE2 when she was in Oslo back in the 1980s or so through knowing the Luke twins. My Uncle and his family have then met up with us on the dockside when we visited Oslo on QE2 in 2006 and on QM2 in 2011 although they weren't able to come aboard of course.
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Re: "Meet the Captain" photo gallery
« Reply #49 on: Jul 03, 2018, 10:17 PM »
Great to see more previously unseen photos!

Wondering if Ian McNaught was captain during the 11th to 17th August 2003 westbound transatlantic (the first QE2 voyage for me and my parents)?

Further to my earlier post above:

We never had our photos taken with the Captain as it wasn't my Parents type of thing - same with the cocktail parties that followed - on both QE2 and QM2. However, I do remember sailing with Captains Christopher Rynd and David Perkins over the years through meeting them and still having the Daily Programmes for these voyages. Unfortunately we don't seem to have all the Daily Programmes (we kept them all) from our voyages and I suspect we lost some of them in the house move down to Bournemouth we did back in October 2011 given other things were lost. As a result, I was wondering if anyone would be able to fill in the gaps as to which Captain we had on which QE2 voyage?

11th August to 17th August 2003 - Westbound transatlantic - Captain ?

21st October to 30th October 2004 - Iberian Shores - Captain ?

18th July to 30th July 2005 - Mediterranean Treasures - Captain Christopher Rynd

29th July to 5th August 2006 - Northern Odyssey - Captain ?

31st July to 12th August 2007 - Mediterranean Treasures (as well it seems) - Captain ?

20th July to 31st July 2008 - Mediterranean Mosaic - Captain David Perkins


Sorry if I've derailed the topic, Mods please feel free to move this post if needed.

Many thanks to anyone able to help!
« Last Edit: Jul 03, 2018, 10:28 PM by Thomas Hypher »
First sailed on QE2 in August 2003 aged 6 years old. Last sailed on QE2 in July 2008. Last saw the seagoing QE2 in person from the decks of QM2, on QE2's last Transatlantic crossing (Eastbound tandem) in October 2008. Visited QE2 in her new life, in Dubai, in January 2020 and August 2022.