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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Hughes
First Name:William H.
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

William H. Hughes

Mentioned in the Supplement to the  Victorian Government Gazette, 30 December 1881 as receiving a gratuity of six weeks pay on discharge from the powder hulk of the Naval Forces in April 1880, £12 12s

* 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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