Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
|First Name:||James Bedford|
| Birth Date: |
James Bedford Hay
Appointed Commander in the Victorian Naval Forces. Victorian Government Gazette, 8 February 1889
Listed in the Victorian Defence Forces List, Naval Branch, 1 January 1890.
Mentioned in the Sydney Morning Herald, 5 December 1891.
* 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.
Information & photographs of men who served in the Victorian Naval Forces is eagerly sought. Please contact the webmaster.
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