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From: "Don Hazeldine" <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] Cunard Archives
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 07:02:25 -0000
References: <028101c3d421$5d3b6a10$2c597bcb@John>


The Australian War Memorial Museum has several photos of the two ships in
Sydney together. Philip has now made contact with them.

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From: John Waters <>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2004 6:50 AM
Subject: [TSL] Cunard Archives

> Further to my email re the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mary: after some
browsing on the net I found that the Queen Mary actually made a number of
visits to Sydney, the first being in early 1940. On that occasion she
sailed from Sydney with Australian troops on 4 May, 1940. Her visits
continued through that year and the next. The Queen Elizabeth made her
first visit to Sydney in 1941, arriving in port on 21 February, where she
fitted out for her troop carrying role. She also made several visits to
Sydney. Since the two ships maintained a shuttle service between Sydney and
various destination ports for Australian servicemen, it is possible that
both could have been in port at the same time, but I have not been able to
find such a reference yet.
> As I said, my memory, at least, plays some interesting tricks after such a
long passage of time.
> John Waters
> Melbourne
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