Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
| Birth Date: |
Listed as a member of the crew of HMCS Victoria as at 1 January 1858. Article in Journal of Police History, vol. 3 no. 1, March - May 1995 written by Ian MacFarlane.
Possibly the Seaman Griffin whose son, William Henry Griffin drowned when he fell overboard from Sir Harry Smith in 1863. The Age, 22 April 1863
* 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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