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    One of my mothers best friends who was my god mother, husband was in Cunard sailing up to Chief Officer on both the Mary and Elizabeth. He then joined Canadian Pacific rising to captain on the Canada and England and she always said that of all the ships she sailed on with him the Canada (the one that burnt out in Gladstone) was the finest passenger wise with all its fittings, panelling etc. being of lighter Canadian timbers whereas the Cunarders tended to use heavy dark wood panelling making the passenger areas rather gloomy.
    The replacement Canada I sailed on was certainly a really fine ship passenger wise with some fantastic wooden marquetry of inlaid Canadian timbers throughout the public spaces along with the use of etched glass panels to give the appearance of a light and airy accommodation for the passengers.
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    Here are a few photos on the Queen Mary. and in the Steering flat,. and in the Bar with member, John Adamson
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    Here are some more.
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    and there`s more.
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    Here are some more photos from the Queen Mary views of the engine room and of the Maddona painted by
    Kenneth Shoesmith who sailed as Chief Officer in the MN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Kong View Post
    Here are some more.
    The 'Fleming gear' handles on the life boat look very different to the ones I knew, all then were single handles.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Brian
    in your #12, how the heck did they correct that magnetic compass in the steering flat with all that metal machinery around it?
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    I guess with great difficulty John.
    There was a Gyro there as well.

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    This is a piece of Original Teak Decking Presented to me by the Queen Mary Foundation, for some research I did for them. There were only four pieces with that inscription on, One in the Glasgow Museum, one in the John Brown Ship Builders Museum and one was presented to Commodore Ron Warwick,
    So it is a nice memento of a by gone age.
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    On Sky News TV today, .....
    there is a search for the people who have had connections with the Queen Mary while in Service with Cunard since her Maiden Voyage in May 1936.
    They have found an old Chef, who was on the Maiden Voyage 80 years ago next May. he is 103.

    Must have been a good feeder.
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