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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*


Last Name:Christian
First Name:Arthur H
Birth Date:
Branch:Royal Navy

Arthur H. Christian

Lieutenant (RN)

"My first Gunnery Lieutenant was Lieut. A.H. Christian, the Torpedo Lieutenant being Lieut. Heath.  Both these officers reached Admiral rank, Admiral A.H.Christian being second in command of the Gallipoli operations, and Admiral Heath being Admiral Superintendant of Portsmouth Dockyard.  

When Admiral Christian  received his C.B. I wrote and congratulated him, receiving in reply a very fine letter in which he reviewed his period  of service in the Victorian Navy and the efficency of the Gunnery Dept. for the period in which we jointly served."

Excerpt from Early Impressions of the Victorian Naval Forces, Lieutenant G. Prideaux, M.B.E., R.A.N. Spindrift, October 1930


Gunnery Lieutenant Christion of HMS Marathon appointed to succeed Lieutenant Messun. The West Australian, 26 June 1891

Mentioned in the South Australian Register, 25 June 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.

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