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    I too am surprised that she was still sailing in 1965 as she was my second ship in 1946/47 as galley boy. The Chief Cook's son was my Galley Boy when I was Chief Cook on the Port Jackson in 1955
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    On a trip to New Zealand in 1946 she hit the local newspapers as being the only ship not to leave some her crew in NZ.
    Later trips spoilt her record in that regard.
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    Terry you weren’t on the seaman’s roster in the 90s were you. You weren’t one of the unlucky ones drafted for Vietnam were you. Had a seaman for a run job back to Singapore taking a ship back and the name Sullivan rings a bell in the not too long past. Cheers JS

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    I am trying to help a friend whose late father was awarded the British Empire Medal in June 1951. He was James Pettigrew, Quartermaster aboard the Port MacQuarie. Discharge number R62635. She has the medal and a letter inviting him to the investiture at Buckingham Palace and another changing the venue to Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh. The letters nor the notice in the London Gazette of 7 June 1951 do not state the reason for the award. Can anyone help with any suggestions for why he was awarded the BEM? Also can anyone tell me the name of the ship's master?

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