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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Joyce
First Name:Michael
Rank:1st Class Constable
Birth Date:
Branch:Sir Harry Smith Crew

Michael Joyce

1st Class Constable

Father of John Joyce. In 1858 objected to being transferred from Sir Harry Smith to HMCS Victoria. Law on Water, Shirley A. Videion, 206, Brighton Victoria, Australia.


Listed as crew members of the Water Police Blockship in The Argus, 10 May 1858.

* 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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