Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
| Birth Date: ||00-00-1831|
Born - England, complexion - sallow, hair - brown, eyes - hazel, height -5 feet 11 inches, age - 25, trade - seaman.
Details courtesy of the Victoria Police Museum & Historical Unit
From Crew List of HMCS Victoria as at 1 January 1857.
Date entered - 1 September 1856;
Rank in Force - Const.;
Rating on Board - Able Seaman
Article in Journal of Police History, vol. 3 no. 1, March - May 1995 by Ian MacFarlane.
* 1853 is given as the commencement date for the Victorian Navy as this is the year that Commander Lockyer (RN) went to Britain to superintend the building of HMCS Victoria.
Although the Victorian Navy ended in 1901 the career of Cerbeus etc continued. In 1910 the new ships started arriving & manning levels increased.
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