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Offline June Ingram

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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #15 on: Nov 26, 2014, 02:39 PM »
Hi Skilly - Do you know of other information regarding QE2's engines during the final voyage ?  Thanks, June   :)
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #16 on: Feb 14, 2015, 08:27 PM »
DATE                   DISTANCE      STEAMING TIME    AVERAGE SPEED   PORT

11 November                                                                     SOUTHAMPTON
13 November       915              33.5                   27.3                           Lisbon
14 November        329              12.5                   26.3                           Gibraltar
16 November       893              37.2                   24                            Civitavecchia
17 November        179              11.5                   15.6                           Naples
18 November       336              13.3                   25.3                           Valletta
20 November       811              32.1                   25.3                           Alexandria
21 November      154              5.8                    26.6                           Suez Transit
26 November     2902             117.7                   24.7                           DUBAI
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #17 on: Feb 16, 2015, 03:40 PM »
Hi Michael -

Thank you very much for this very valuable information.

June   :)
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Offline skilly56

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #18 on: Nov 11, 2015, 08:33 PM »
Last night I found another little memento - the crew list for the final voyage to Dubai.
However, the crew photo on page 1 is not quite correct for the last voyage as it shows David Perkins as master (centre front), when we all know Ian McNaught was driving. But, the photo was taken two months before that final voyage.

I have attached a colour photo where the front row are not waving their arms about, but was obviously taken at the same time.

Only the booklet cover is coloured - the other pages are all B&W

The booklet is 40 pages in total - I have only attached the first half dozen pages here - sing out if you want the lot!

Skilly

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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #19 on: Nov 11, 2015, 08:37 PM »
And some more!

I will attach some more pages every couple of days - they are black & white, and take a bit of work to get the grainy photos enhanced enough to look reasonable after scanning.

Skilly

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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #20 on: Nov 11, 2015, 08:48 PM »
Thank you very much, Skilly, for posting the pages from the Farewell Crew List. 

It is marvelous to be able to read each person's name and to see the photos and QE2's information as listed in the booklet.

Please do add more pages as you are able. 

It seems that each passing year becomes more and more poignant with our beloved QE2 being in limbo for so long.

June 
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Offline Brandon Sterkel

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #21 on: Nov 11, 2015, 09:10 PM »
Wow! Very interesting to read!
Thank you for posting the pages, Skilly!
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #22 on: Nov 11, 2015, 09:13 PM »
A lovely fitting note from the Captain to his crew. and notice the comment for QE2s arrival in Dubai and the depart time.. :(
As always very interesting and look forward to seeing some more as and when time permits..
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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #23 on: Nov 12, 2015, 07:46 PM »
Today, we are at sea...
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #24 on: Nov 12, 2015, 09:38 PM »
Today, we are at sea...
Do you know if it was a busy one, June?

If anyone still has a Daily Programme(s), it would be interesting to know whether the same format was followed, as with any other previous sea day...
Who were the Lecturers?
Were the Bridge teachers on board?
And the Entertainers, was it anyone special?
There are still many crew-members  on board the current Cunard ships who took QE2 to Dubai.
« Last Edit: Nov 12, 2015, 09:43 PM by Twynkle »

Offline skilly56

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #25 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:45 PM »
Did a little homework last night - time for the next instalments of the final crew lists:

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Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #26 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:47 PM »
Continued:

Offline skilly56

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #27 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:49 PM »
And continued some more: ::)

Offline skilly56

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #28 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:51 PM »
And some more again: ::) ::)

Offline skilly56

Re: Final Voyage Day by Day
« Reply #29 on: Nov 12, 2015, 10:55 PM »
Good thing I already checked with Rob that he has plenty of HDD space available - Michael G. and I have already killed the storage system once with an overload of photos a few years back:

 

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