Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
| Birth Date: ||21-12-1853|
Naval Brigade Band in 1899.
From a group photo of the Naval Brigade Band in 1899 courtesy of Ada Ackerly.
Richard Duckworth (21 Dec 1853 - 30 June 1938) was born at 105 Radnor St Hulme, Manchester UK and married Elizabeth Woods of Ormskirk. They migrated to New Zealand in 1886 and relocated to Seddon, Melbourne a few years later where he made a living as a builder.
Photo courtesy of Carmel Taig, Richard's Great Grand-daughter
* 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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