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Merchant navy Electrical Engineer Officer's cap: Douglas William MacDonald MV SALAMAUA

Date: 1943 - 1946
Dimensions:
Overall: 255 x 250 x 80 x 250 mm, 0.272 kg
Medium: Cotton, leather, plastic buttons, metal buckles, felt, velvet, gold braid
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Ruth Fergus
Object Name: Cap
Object No: 00000464
Place Manufactured:Melbourne

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    Merchant navy Electrical Engineer officer's cap worn by Douglas William MacDonald on MV SALAMAUA.
    HistoryDouglas Macdonald wore this uniform as electrical engineer officer on board MV
    SALAMAUA from 1943 to 1946. This 6,676-ton ship was registered in Suva, Fiji, under
    the British flag, and was owned by W.R. Carpenter Overseas Shipping Ltd. It was
    built in Glasgow in 1920. It was requisitioned during WWII. Douglas Macdonald was a qualified electrician when he joined the ship, aged 20 or 21. After coming ashore in 1946 he did not work at sea again.
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