Cunard captains on parade for Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
The Masters of the Three Cunard Queens, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria, stand before the bow of the ship named by Her Majesty in 2010, as Cunard paid its own special tribute to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Southampton today.
All three ships of the Cunard fleet sailed up Southampton Water in formation for the first time, in preparation for a day of special tributes, celebrations and displays to mark the occasion.
Left to right: Captain Peter Philpott. Master of Queen Victoria; Commodore Christopher Rynd, Master of Queen Elizabeth; Captain Kevin Oprey, Master of Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2 turned in the upper swinging ground as Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria tied up close to City Terminal. Queen Mary 2 then slowly passed each ship in turn, creating a three ship formation and revealing a ‘Congratulations Ma’am’ message by her funnel. With crew lining the foredecks of all three vessels, the ships’ whistles sounded in salute of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
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