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Offline David Hanlon

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David Hanlon QE2 Motorman 1979/1983
« on: Apr 05, 2017, 06:17 PM »
David Hanlon motorman 1979/1983
After six weeks of sea school at Mann island Pier head Liverpool I was offered the QE2 or the Oriana.
I joined on 18/8/79 Southampton as a Assistant mechanic  ( motorman ) .After the turbulence of the 70,s it was good just to have a job.
Never looked back ! Had great times on QE2. went to Falklands on her . A couple of trips around the world on world cruises even met Alan Whicker! Not bad for a grease monkey.
I worked In all the engine room spaces except the safety control room. From boiler room ,engine room and bilge diver .met some great people on her ( I'll post some photos later )
« Last Edit: Apr 09, 2017, 12:32 PM by Alan Snelson »

Online Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2017, 06:38 PM »
Hello David

Welcome to the QE2 Story and I hope you find other crew who were onboard at the same time.  I am sure everyone will be interested in hearing a  little more about your time on QE2 as a motorman.
I was proud to be involved with planning QE2's 50 year conference in September 2017 in Clydebank
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 05, 2017, 08:41 PM »
Hi David -

Welcome to The QE2 Story Forum !  It will be great to hear about your time on QE2 and pictures (if you have any ?).  I too hope you will meet other crew who were on QE2 at the same time you were.

This is definitely the place to be for all things QE2 !

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Offline Bob van Leeuwen

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 06, 2017, 06:47 PM »
Not knowing all the serperate departments and job titles onboard the QE2, what does a motorman do?

Offline Twynkle

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« Reply #4 on: Apr 06, 2017, 09:25 PM »
Hi David and Welcome,
It's great that you have joined us - specially as you'll doubtless have extra-special memories and stories about the parts of QE2 that passengers never reached!
For example - floods and stuff, or oily matters, and huge great machines!
Looking forward to hearing more - however. only when your time allows.
All the best
Rosie




Offline Malcolm

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« Reply #5 on: Apr 08, 2017, 05:31 PM »
what does a motorman do?

Mans the motors?   :P ;D


That how far I already got  :P 
« Last Edit: Apr 08, 2017, 06:28 PM by Bob van Leeuwen »

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Re: David Hanlon QE2 Motorman 1979/1983
« Reply #6 on: Apr 10, 2017, 09:58 AM »
Hello David and welcome.

It looks as though I joined QE2 on the next turnaround in Southampton from when you joined. You must have been an board when we went through the hurricane a couple of T/A's later, that was quite a ride.

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,5170.msg53309.html#msg53309

Good to have another member of the crew here to add to the ships history.
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