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Offline Beardy Rich

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Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« on: May 25, 2010, 11:28 PM »
Can anyone tell me the name of the Chief Engineer after John Chillingworth left? I've forgotten his name  ::)
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Rich Drayson. Ex Snr Mechanic QE2 1984-1988.

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Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2010, 11:37 PM »
Rich

This is the list of Chief Engineers I have managed to compile. They are not in the correct order and the list is incomplete I think!


Don Wilson         1969

Jack Marland      1969

William Farmer      

Ron Bateson

John Grant

Alistair Harman      1984

Robin Rodger      3 weeks

B Gregory?

John Tomlins?

Tom Goode?

John Chillingworth      1985

Simon Gillan      1986

Steve Hare         1986

Gareth Hambin      1996

A Lee

Brian Watling      

John Hanvey

William R Robinson   

Paul J Yeoman
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 07:11 AM »
Thanks so much for posting the list. Some names I recognise there  :)
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Rich Drayson. Ex Snr Mechanic QE2 1984-1988.

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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #3 on: Jun 01, 2010, 08:57 PM »
Brian Watling      

John Hanvey

William R Robinson   

Paul J Yeoman

I took a wee look through some old Daily Programmes (there must have been a good reason why I kept every single one of them!) to see whether I could find dates for these Chief Engineers, some of whom we had the good fortune and delight to meet.

Brian Watling was the Chief Engineer at whose table we enjoyed ourselves in 2002, but I don't know when he became Chief Engineer, nor when he left QE2 (for QM2 I believe).

John Hanvey is written up in the Daily Programme of 28 June 2006, where it says that he was appointed Chief Engineer of QE2 in 2001. No end date is given, of course...

And we met Paul Yeoman in 2008. The Daily Programme of 13 September 2008 says that Paul was promoted to Chief Engineer of QE2 in January 2007. Presumably he stayed on board after September 2008 all the way to Dubai...

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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #4 on: Jun 01, 2010, 10:37 PM »
Isabelle,

John Hanvey was chief engineer on the last trip to Dubai.

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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #5 on: Sep 24, 2010, 02:21 PM »
This an expansion of Flagships list


Chief  Engineers  history
This is the list of Chief Engineers
Steam ship

Don Wilson         1969 to 1972  retired

Jack  Marland      1969  to 1980  retired medical

William Farmer  1971 to 1981?  retired   

Ron Bateson  1980 to 1984 retired

John Grant   1978  to  1984  retired medical

Alistair Harman      1984 to 1985  went to Cunard Countess  retired medical 1986

Robin Rodger      1984    3 weeks Filled in due to  manning requirements ,  died  2000?  of stomach cancer

B Gregory   1984 to 1986  went to Cunard Countess

John Tomlins  1984  3 weeks Filled in due to manning requirements died in a motorbike accident in 1992?

Tom Goode  1984  3 weeks     Filled in due to  manning requirements,  died 1999?  of stomach cancer

John  Chillingworth      1984 to 1986 went to Cunard Princess

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Simon Gillan      1987 to 2002 went to QM2 and retired medical

Steve Hare         1986 to 2002 left
 
John Chillingworth 1988 to 1989  went as Technical  Manager Saga Vista and Sea goddess

Gareth Hambin      1994 to 1998  went to Disney cruises

A Lee                     2002  to 2004?  retired

Brian Watling    2000 to 2002  went to QM2       

John Hanvey     1989?  to 2008  now covering the Cunard and P and O fleet

William R Robinson   2001 to 2005  went to Queen Victoria 

Paul J Yeoman     2007 to 2008   now covering the Cunard and P and O fleet
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #6 on: Sep 24, 2010, 10:18 PM »
That is excellent! Thank you so much for this comprehensive list, showing even where they went after leaving QE2.

It is awfully tempting to ask you whether you can remember many of the Staff Chief Engineers too...!
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #7 on: Jul 23, 2011, 04:16 PM »
Basically for Staff Chiefs just put the dates back a year or 2!
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #8 on: Jul 23, 2011, 04:18 PM »
I served with all but 3 of those men!
Then when my wife worked for Disney Cruise line....met an awful lot of Cunarders.
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #9 on: Jul 24, 2011, 09:25 PM »
Robin Roger. His wardroom trick, he was thin and wiry. The old wardroom chairs had flat wooden arms.
After being paid enough in scotch. He would put his palms on the flat arms of the chair and push himself up into a handstand!
Great wife great family great man!...Miss him so much!
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #10 on: Oct 16, 2012, 12:15 AM »
I have finally scanned and uploaded the photos taken during a World Cruise segment in 2002, and found a picture of the Staff Chief Engineer called Simon, at the time when Brian Watling was the Chief Engineer. Both of them hosted us at their table in the Caronia Restaurant, and we had a superb time with them.

Would anyone remember his other name please?

Here is a picture of Simon as the Easter Bunny :


Simon, the Staff Chief Engineer by prondis_in_kenya, on Flickr
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #11 on: Oct 16, 2012, 07:08 PM »
Simon Todd I believe, Isabelle.
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #12 on: Oct 16, 2012, 07:17 PM »
Simon Todd I believe, Isabelle.

Yes indeed. That's it! Thank you.

I wonder what has become of him?
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #13 on: Oct 16, 2012, 09:40 PM »
John "Paddy" Hanvey married one of the ships nurses Wendy. She was interviewed for BBC South on the start of the voyage to Dubai! She was very good with a suture kit!
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #14 on: Oct 16, 2012, 09:44 PM »
Another name that comes to mind is Steve Konstanz. I know he sailed as Staff Chief after the major refit after I left in 88/89. He became Disney Cruise Lines principal head hunter for ALL staff after serving on the Disney Wonder for a while.
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #15 on: Dec 11, 2013, 08:28 PM »
I don't see Stan Childs name on either of the earlier lists, and I believe he was Chief sometime around late 70's to early 80's.

Can't remember the name of the Chief in this photo either, was that John Grant?

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,2163.msg56254.html#msg56254
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #16 on: Dec 11, 2013, 10:38 PM »
That was indeed John Grant.
And Risky Gizmos Dad is there as well with his wife Moira!
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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #17 on: Dec 13, 2013, 04:36 PM »
I have noticed that Moira is our latest new member of the forum. I hope she is able to find time to tell us all of her times on board.
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Offline Jim Bennett

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« Reply #18 on: Oct 17, 2014, 10:47 AM »
Stand Childs was Staff Chief when I joined the ship in '78. Bill Farmer was still the Chief Engineer with John Grant Deputy. When Bill Farmer retired, John Grant took over as Chief and Ron Bateson as Deputy - I think Stan was still Staff chief then.

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Re: Discussions on Chief Engineers of QE2
« Reply #19 on: Oct 06, 2017, 11:41 PM »
We have a received request from a QE2 engineer to develop this topic, so that eventually we may be able to upgrade it to a board of its own, with a topic on each Chief Engineer, just as we have for Captains at present.

It would therefore be great if we could collect information here, so that it can be transferred to a separate topic for each person once we have sufficient material. Looking forward to your help!
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