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Name: Mullins, James Patrick
Title: Captain
Born: c1893
Died: March 1969
Role: Captain
Abstract: DEATH OF A COLOURFUL SEAMAN Captain James Patrick Mullins (76) who died in Auckland was described by the Fiji Times as one of Fiji's most colourful sea captains. Captain Mullins who was born in Wairoa, Hawke's Bay started his career in square-rigged sailing ships and later was master of the Governor's ship PIONEER. He commanded HMS VITI on her delivery voyage to Fiji, remaining as her wartime commander. Captain Mullins served as assistant Harbourmaster in Suva, and became principal of the Suva Rehabilitation Nautical School. He was awarded the OBE in 1955. "Primarily a man of the sea, his immense interest in people gave him an inquiring mind that made him both an indefatigable questioner and the source of innumerable stories..." said a Fiji Times editorial. Captain Mullins who was predeceased by his wife, was flown to Fiji for burial.

Source: Star March 1969
Title:Death of a colourful seaman
Article Abstract:Obituary of Captain James Patrick Mullins, a New Zealand-born sea captain prominent in maritime affairs in Fiji, who died 1969 at the age of 76. Full text of the obituary is given in the biographical abstract.

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