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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Collins
First Name:Robert Henry Muirhead
Birth Date: 20-09-1852
Branch:Victorian Navy

Robert Henry Muirhead Collins


Commander Collins, Secretary, Defence Department.

The Argus 27 December 1879

The following appointments are notified in the Gazette :  R. Muirhead Collins to be lieutenant of H.M.V.S. Cerberus appointment to date from December 13, 1878; E. J. Huysmans to be an engineer of H.M.V.S. Cerberus, appointment to date from February 13, 1879; Navigating Sub Lieutenant J. L. Stalker to be navigating lieutenant in the Victorian naval forces, promotion to date from July 1, 1879; Sub lieutenant J. Scott to be lieutenant in the Victorian Naval Reserve, seniority to date from October 1, 1879.

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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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