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Re: Ask the engineer!
« Reply #90 on: Dec 06, 2014, 06:20 PM »
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Re: Ask the engineer!
« Reply #91 on: Oct 12, 2016, 06:33 PM »
Hi Rod -

Thinking back about your time on QE2, what is the first thing that comes to mind ?

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« Reply #92 on: Oct 12, 2016, 11:06 PM »
Hi Rod -

Thinking back about your time on QE2, what is the first thing that comes to mind ?

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« Reply #93 on: Oct 13, 2016, 12:49 PM »
Hi Rod -

Thinking back about your time on QE2, what is the first thing that comes to mind ?

June   :)

After coming from a ship that was launched in 54 or 56, I walked into the air conditioned control room immediate thought was "Beam me up Scottie"

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« Reply #94 on: Oct 13, 2016, 02:38 PM »
Really awesome !!   :)
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Re: Ask the engineer!
« Reply #95 on: Oct 26, 2017, 05:42 PM »
Hi Trevor -

I am bringing forward this topic as it does not appear that you have found it yet.

A lot of good information and interesting reading here.

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« Reply #96 on: Oct 26, 2017, 10:18 PM »
Hi Trevor -

I am bringing forward this topic as it does not appear that you have found it yet.

A lot of good information and interesting reading here.

June   :)

Thank you, June!  :)
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Offline Debbie Elcock

Re: Ask the engineer!
« Reply #97 on: Apr 06, 2019, 02:01 PM »
Hi Rod!
I was just wondering if you remembered my dad Dusty Miller?( John Miller) who worked for months on end as as a specialist welder on stand-by  in the late 70s (was on 1977 world cruise definitely and others up to 1985)as his company designed the boilers
(Foster Wheeler I think?)..in case they broke down....he was on a few world  cruises and TAs- stories galore!
He absolutely loved this ship. Highlight of his career. One world cruise he did not a lot he said except weld a stainless steel table leg in the galley! He passed away three years ago sadly. I never cruised on QE2 but after he did four months at sea I met him in Southampton and had the privilege of boarding for the evening aged 15 with my Grandmother and was shown around the ship including the boiler room of course!!
Thanks for reading!!
Debbie Elcock



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Re: Ask the engineer!
« Reply #98 on: Apr 06, 2019, 03:23 PM »
I believe I do remember him! Nice guy! In fact all of the welders they brought on, far too often I might add, were great guys and very good at their jobs. They were always willing to teach too!

Offline Debbie Elcock

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« Reply #99 on: Apr 06, 2019, 05:17 PM »
Thanks Rod! He was a nice guy and trained many an apprentice in his day.
I’m attaching a photo- later in life but  just looks older! He also worked  on “The Love Boat” and Canberra but QE2
Was his biggest passion. When he retired he was presented with a QE2 in a glass case!!
He mixed with passengers( including celebs he cheekily befriended!) and regularly met up with the captain  so perhaps some others reading this might
Also recognise him! He was a very funny man and loved a drink!
Thanks again
Debbie


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Re: Ask the engineer!
« Reply #100 on: Apr 06, 2019, 05:43 PM »
Thanks Debbie for sharing your Dad's story and picture (I have rotated the picture for you)
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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« Reply #101 on: Apr 06, 2019, 06:16 PM »
Thank you Lynda! Realised after it has gone😱