Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
|Rank:||Chief E R Artificer|
| Birth Date: ||00-08-1861|
Chief Engine Room Artificer
Came out on the gunboats Victoria and Albert and the 1st Class Torpedo Boat Childers in 1884. The Argus, 28 September 1884
More details on this person can be found in the Victorian Navy Certificates of Service This is a very large pdf file of 109 mb and takes 13 minutes to download with a 1.5 mbps internet connection.
Men of the Victorian Naval Forces at the Wedding of Commander Heath and Elizabeth (Bessie) Catherine Simson on 21 January 1891.
Gunner John Blair standing on the far left with Gunner Cardigan Dann standing second from the left & Lieut. Heath seated third from left.
In the centre of the middle row, marked with an X is Chief Engine Room Artificer Charles Allard.
Photo courtesy of John Perryman, Senior Naval Historical Officer at the Sea Power Centre - Australia.
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* 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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