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Online Trevor Casey

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Re: Former John Brown's worker (or maybe not)
« Reply #20 on: Nov 01, 2017, 06:18 PM »
Michael, I'm aware QE2 kept one of her original forward cranes (the starboard one) for a few years after 1987. Do you know when this was removed? The documentary "QE2 The Last Great Liner" shows her without it in 1994 just prior to the Project Lifestyle refit, I think it may have been removed at Blohm and Voss in Hamburg post Martha's Vineyard or when Echo engine was replaced by Son of Echo by cutting a hole in her side? After that she only had the more modern forward crane installed in 1987 (still onboard today). If we know when that was we could try to date Stewart's photo better if we can make out enough detail on her foredeck.
I see the Alpha and Beta tender davits. So early 1990’s.
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Re: Former John Brown's worker (or maybe not)
« Reply #21 on: Nov 01, 2017, 06:25 PM »
I see the Alpha and Beta tender davits. So early 1990’s.

Alpha and Beta were added in 1983 or 1984 around the time the magrodome was added. Stewart's photo shows her post 1987 (1988 for her to be in Auckland as per Michael's records) so it could be late 1980s too.
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Re: Former John Brown's worker (or maybe not)
« Reply #22 on: Nov 01, 2017, 08:22 PM »
Hi Guys
Might these be of any help - have you checked them out already?
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=35
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Re: Former John Brown's worker (or maybe not)
« Reply #23 on: Nov 02, 2017, 04:19 AM »
Many thanks for all the fascinating information and due to this I have
been able find two entries in my log book that matched the dates when I
flew that route and she was in port at Princes wharf in Auckland. The dates
were 7th March 1989 and 2nd February 1992 but which one ?.
Then it occurred to me that if you look at the bottom left of the picture that
area the viaduct was developed in mid 1989 to cater for the upcoming arrival of the
Whitbread Around The World Yacht Race Fleet that was due to arrive on January 1990
and later for the Americas Cup,again looking at my logbook I was flying back
from Great Barrier Island empty,so it has to be 7th March 1989 as in 1992 that area
would be fully developed. A gap in my memory dually solved thanks to you wonderful
members.

Thanks to everyone.

Ill be posting other memories of her once i dig out the info.   :) :)

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Re: Former John Brown's worker (or maybe not)
« Reply #24 on: Nov 02, 2017, 05:04 AM »
Many thanks for all the fascinating information and due to this I have
been able find two entries in my log book that matched the dates when I
flew that route and she was in port at Princes wharf in Auckland. The dates
were 7th March 1989 and 2nd February 1992 but which one ?.
Then it occurred to me that if you look at the bottom left of the picture that
area the viaduct was developed in mid 1989 to cater for the upcoming arrival of the
Whitbread Around The World Yacht Race Fleet that was due to arrive on January 1990
and later for the Americas Cup,again looking at my logbook I was flying back
from Great Barrier Island empty,so it has to be 7th March 1989 as in 1992 that area
would be fully developed. A gap in my memory dually solved thanks to you wonderful
members.

Thanks to everyone.

Ill be posting other memories of her once i dig out the info.   :) :)

Collective/combined knowledge is amazing for sure! Looking forward to seeing and reading your other QE2 memories  :)
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Re: Former John Brown's worker (or maybe not)
« Reply #25 on: Nov 02, 2017, 11:54 AM »
I have now split and merged the discussion on QE2 Cranes, so that you continue this discussion on the QE2 Cranes topic and forum members can continue to welcome Stewart here.

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https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,1229.msg13213.html#msg13213
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