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Offline andyh

Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #15 on: Jan 23, 2021, 11:48 AM »
Just seen this, very sad news indeed  :(

Offline Chris

Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #16 on: Jan 23, 2021, 01:23 PM »
Very sad news and my condolences to his family and friends.

He was the last Captain I sailed with aboard QE2 in September 2008 and was kind enough to treat us to a coffee in the Crystal Bar and a lengthy chat about the great ship.

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Offline Malcolm Scanlan

Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #17 on: Jan 23, 2021, 06:01 PM »
Yet another old Cunarder crosses the bar, sad indeed. I sailed with David when he was a First Officer on the Countess.  I recall him being a true gentleman and interesting to talk to.

Offline Alex Tarry

Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #18 on: Jan 23, 2021, 09:02 PM »
My wife and I had the pleasure of sailing with Captain Perkins during his final command of QE2 in August/September 2008.

I took this photo of him securing his ship in Southampton on 10 September 2008, his last day as Captain.

It was a privilege to sail with him...

« Last Edit: Jan 23, 2021, 09:06 PM by Alex Tarry »

Offline Peter Fitness

Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #19 on: Jan 24, 2021, 02:32 AM »
Very sad news indeed. We were on the Sydney to Southampton leg of QE2’s final world cruise, and Captain Perkins was the skipper for part of that cruise. He would frequently come around and speak to guests, asking how we were enjoying the cruise etc. He was a big man, and once jokingly said “that rolling we experienced yesterday was caused by me walking from one side of the bridge to the other”. He was replaced by Captain Ian Macnaught, and before leaving he addressed the passengers informing us he had been appointed master of Queen Mary 2, as he put it, “a big man for a big ship”.
Vale David Perkins.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #20 on: Jan 24, 2021, 09:47 AM »
It is so nice to read all these memories of Captain Perkins and I am sure that in time, the comments will bring some comfort to his family.
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Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #21 on: Jan 25, 2021, 03:35 PM »
Tributes have been paid to a Bury St Edmunds man who was the last appointed captain of the world’s most famous cruise liner, the QE2.
Passionate about QE2's service life for 40 years and creator of this website.  I have worked in IT for 28 years and created my personal QE2 website in 1994.

Online cunardqueen

Re: Death of QE2 Captain Perkins
« Reply #22 on: Feb 02, 2021, 01:11 PM »
A beautiful service online, with a moving Address by Terry Waite .
Rest In Peace
From the moment you first glimpsed the Queen,
 you just knew you were in for a very special time ahead.!


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