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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Atherton
First Name:William C.
Birth Date:
Branch:Nelson Delivery Crew

William C. Atherton


Formed part of the delivery crew of HMVS Nelson on his way to Australia as a Supernumery on Station to be stationed on HMSS Challenger.

The Argus, 5 February 1868

* 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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