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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Calleja
First Name:Michele
Rank:Stoker
Birth Date:
Branch:Cerberus Delivery Crew

Michele Calleja

Stoker

Details by Wayne Saillard

Signed the Ship's Articles in Malta and was given a note of advance for one month's wages - payable three days after the ship sailed. He cashed the note before it was due, and after spending a few hours on the ship, declared that he would not sail in her. Having disposed of the money, and therefore unable to refund it, he was taken to court on charge for fraud.

 


* 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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