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Merchant Navy Electrical Engineer Officer's uniform trousers : Douglas William MacDonald MV SALAMAUA

Date: 1943 - 1946
Overall: 1100 x 350 x 45 mm, 1.3 kg
Medium: Wool doeskin, black plastic buttons, cotton, metal buckles
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Ruth Fergus
Object Name: Trousers
Object No: 00000466
Related Place:Fiji, Suva,

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    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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