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Author Topic: Final call to Sydney (2008)  (Read 10819 times)

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Online skilly56

Re: Final call to Sydney
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2015, 02:52 PM »
Hi Keith,
Just found out that a couple of those blasts were the 3rd mate saying farewell to his parents (us!).
I have here at home the NZ flag that was flying from the mast when she sailed - Ian McNaught and all the other nav officers signed it and presented it to my son. A very nice momento.
Skilly

Offline Chris Frame

Final Call To Sydney (2008)
« Reply #41 on: Aug 05, 2020, 04:21 AM »
What a day this was! QE2 and QV made a rendezvous in Sydney Harbour as QE2 Relocated from a berth at the Naval Base to the Circular Quay Passenger Terminal. QV looked rather boxy next to the elegant QE2:





The two ships exchanged whistle blasts:




And of course QE2’s was the most spectacular!


Then the following day, QE2 departed Sydney. I was lucky enough to be aboard. Here’s a short video of the final whistle blast in Sydney city - though there was plenty more as we made our way towards the heads and said farewell to all the passing boats:



Online Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: Final call to Sydney (2008)
« Reply #42 on: Aug 05, 2020, 01:32 PM »
Chris, could you please have a look at some of your earlier posts in this topic, where the videos have disappeared? If the posts should be deleted, please let us know, and we can do it for you.