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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Barret
First Name:Samuel
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

Samuel Barret


No 53. Entered 1 Nov 1856

Discharged from HMCSS Victoria 31 Dec 1856 for incompetency.

Article in Journal of Police History, vol. 3 no. 1, March - May 1995 written by Ian MacFarlane.
Dismissed from HMCS Victoria for incompetence or being repeatedly drunk. Law on Water, Shirley A. Videion, 206, Brighton Victoria, Australia.

* 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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