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Offline Louis De Sousa

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #20 on: Dec 29, 2009, 11:45 AM »

Heres a photo of the big aft tender a few months before its removal.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ex-crewmember/4207959107/in/set-72157621921746496/

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #21 on: Dec 29, 2009, 11:52 AM »
Heres a photo of the big aft tender a few months before its removal.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ex-crewmember/4207959107/in/set-72157621921746496/

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Nice shot - I remember them well in 87 towering over the aft decks... do you (or does anyone) have a shot of them in the water?  Wonder what became of them.
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Re: Tenders
« Reply #22 on: Dec 29, 2009, 12:46 PM »

Rob,i did ride it a few times and ill see if i have photos somewhere.On the following photo you cant see the tender but you can clearly see that the tender has been lowered.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ex-crewmember/3892286797/in/set-72157622025037873/

We when arrived in Hamburg for the 1994 Refit i did see them been lowered into the water (like all the other tenders) and was the last time i saw them.

I have no clue wht happened to them.

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #23 on: Dec 29, 2009, 01:07 PM »

Rob i found one photo of them in the water.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ex-crewmember/4225401752/

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #24 on: Dec 29, 2009, 05:28 PM »
I have loads of (mostly unsorted) QE2 tender photos, but here's three which show nice views of the bow, stern, and name from various tenders.






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Re: Tenders
« Reply #25 on: Sep 25, 2010, 04:32 PM »
View of a tender bobbing around.  Alghero, Sardinia, August 2008

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #26 on: Sep 27, 2010, 12:16 PM »
Here's a wee video of one of the tenders being lifted out of the water.



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Re: Tenders
« Reply #27 on: Aug 17, 2011, 09:58 PM »
Here is a photo of a tender being lifted up :


And up she goes

Best if you click into the page itself, where Louis has written a comment about how he drove the tenders!

Louis, tell us more -- were many of the tender drivers crew who normally carried out very different duties?

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #28 on: Aug 31, 2011, 09:19 AM »
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Louis, tell us more -- were many of the tender drivers crew who normally carried out very different duties?

All crew that are on Special Muster Parties have at least two duties, as for the tenders you have a 1st in charge (which mostly is a officer) then 2nd in charge (what i done most of the time).

The tenders have a so called Boat Preparation Party their job is to bring the tenders from the davits above to Boat Deck level i never done this party so when i would come up from my other duty the tenders were all ready to go.

My other duties was Foward Fire Party (here not only when fire is alarmed but also if a hole is gashed on the ship we have to ty and close it), Hospital Party and Liferaft Preparation Party.

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #29 on: Feb 15, 2012, 09:31 PM »
Lovely photo here, with tenders busy on both sides of the ship!


tendering the QE2 by lelilo, on Flickr

Taken on 2 October 2007 -- which should allow us to work out the place!

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #30 on: Feb 15, 2012, 09:44 PM »
I had an experience on QM2 in a rough sea where the tenders were riding up and down a total of 5' above and 5' below the ship's stage.  The boat crews had to take pax one by one, hold them by each arm, let the tender go through several up and down cycles, and then at the proper moment literally throw them onto the ship, with their belongings to follow later.  Some of the elderly people had quite a fright.  That night we were nearly an hour leaving the anchorage as they couldn't hook onto the last tender and ultimately had to swing the ship around to create a lee so they could hook her up and winch her aboard.  Those Filippino deck hands earned their night's rest that day.

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Re: Tenders
« Reply #31 on: Feb 18, 2012, 01:26 AM »
Taken on 2 October 2007 -- which should allow us to work out the place!
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LOWERING "TENDERLY"!
« Reply #32 on: Jan 30, 2014, 01:43 PM »
Here are 2 clips I shot when tenders were being lowered at some anchor port or other.



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Re: LOWERING "TENDERLY"!
« Reply #33 on: Jan 30, 2014, 06:40 PM »
Hi George - Marvelous footage !!  More please !  June
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