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Offline Twynkle

Final call to Boston
« on: Mar 26, 2010, 12:17 AM »
Farewell to Boston - 19.9.2008
with Captain McNaught

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/09/queen_elizabeth.html
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.

RMS Queen Elizabeth 2

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Final call to Boston
« Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2011, 10:31 PM »
Love the send off she got from Boston. Just look at those beautiful lines



Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Final call to Boston
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2020, 08:02 PM »
She did get a splendid send-off! This is what I wrote at the time :

Boston on 18 September 2008 laid on a pipe and drum band dressed in traditional military costumes, and marching on the pier as we pulled away. We then played "God save the Queen", which some of us joined in to sing with conviction, as we love this ship. Many of the passengers waved the Union flags we had been given -- it was a moving occasion.

Two fire tugs came out and gave a magnificent display, remaining stationary while varying the patterns of their water spurts quite beautifully. Eleven cannon shots were fired as we left, the eleventh absorbed by the powerful whistle of QE2 with three full-throated blasts, followed by a shorter one. We thought this a very satisfactory farewell, at least as good as those of Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.


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