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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #105 on: Feb 23, 2019, 10:14 PM »
For us, Ron Warwick, Nick Bates, David Perkins and Ian McNaught.

Online Chris Thompson

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #106 on: Feb 23, 2019, 10:34 PM »
Sailed with Captains Bennel,. Woodall, Ron Warwick and Stanley.

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Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #107 on: Feb 23, 2019, 11:42 PM »
18 of them, some when they were Second Officers!

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Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #108 on: Feb 24, 2019, 04:20 PM »
Ian McNaught, Christopher Rynd, and David Perkins as far as I know and in that order. Maybe Nick Bates too but can't be sure.
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #109 on: Feb 05, 2023, 10:16 AM »
We have an enquiry asking if anyone remembers a Captain's wife taking a sewing machine onto QE2 to do repairs to the Captain's uniform. There is a luggage label on the sewing machine case, which may give an indication of the year (s) this label was in use.

Can anyone help with information if you think this was a QE2 Captain?  The luggage label has Z cabin class on it - is this a QE2 luggage label or could it have been for another Cunard ship? There is also mention that the captain was good at painting.

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Good morning,

I am hoping to share some information with you that will possibly piece together some information for us.

My mother has acquired a 1946 sewing machine and a story to go along with the machine. It belonged to the wife of a captain of the QE2. It has the Cunard travel luggage label from when she accompanied him on one of his journeys. She would take her sewing machine and make repairs to his uniform along the way. Her husband was good at art and painted many ship pictures.

We do not know the surname of the husband and wife. Only that she was called Nora. The sewing machine was made in 1946 so that is the starting date for our search. I have tried to do some research and I have seen that you have a lot of information on the captain's of the ship.

I wondered if the information I have given you may give an insight into which captain it may be.

My children have recently used the sewing machine and taken their work into their class who are also interested in the history behind its journey with the Cunard liner.

I would love to be able to crack the mystery and find out who the captain is!

I have attached a photo of the Cunard luggage sticker for your interest.

Many thanks
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #110 on: Feb 05, 2023, 05:16 PM »
We have an enquiry asking if anyone remembers a Captain's wife taking a sewing machine onto QE2 to do repairs to the Captain's uniform. There is a luggage label on the sewing machine case, which may give an indication of the year (s) this label was in use.

Can anyone help with information if you think this was a QE2 Captain?  The luggage label has Z cabin class on it - is this a QE2 luggage label or could it have been for another Cunard ship? There is also mention that the captain was good at painting.


Another clue to the Captain in question was his wife's name was Nora.
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Offline Rod

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #111 on: Feb 05, 2023, 08:43 PM »
I believe Peter Jackson used to paint.

Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #112 on: Feb 06, 2023, 09:46 AM »
Thanks Rod, do you know his wife's name?
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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #113 on: Feb 06, 2023, 09:58 AM »
Thanks Rod, do you know his wife's name?

I searched on the Internet and found that Captain Jackson's first wife was Barbara and his second wife's name is Pamela. I don't think either could have been Nora, unless it was a family name given to her. For example, my aunt Annie's name was Edith, but she was always known as Annie (not even her middle name). At her funeral I couldn't understand why the minister was referring to Edith.  I turned to my Dad to ask "who is Edith"?
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Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #114 on: Feb 06, 2023, 07:49 PM »

I don't I'm sorry.

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Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #115 on: Feb 06, 2023, 11:04 PM »
It's possible, of course, that more than one captain had artistic abilities...?
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Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #116 on: Feb 07, 2023, 01:35 AM »
The luggage tags look rather like Queen Mary vintage.
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Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #117 on: Feb 07, 2023, 12:38 PM »
The luggage tags look rather like Queen Mary vintage.

I had some of those  (the one with the address on) on my steamer trunk left over from when I sailed in the 50's the was QE.

Online Lynda Bradford

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Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Members comments and contributions to QE2 Captains topic
« Reply #119 on: Feb 17, 2023, 08:15 AM »
Captain McNaught has announced his retirement:
https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/news/deputy-master-captain-ian-mcnaught-announces-retirement

Wishing him many happy years ahead -- and I am sure he will not be the "retiring" sort of person. He could be a great speaker at a future QE2 Story event...!

 

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