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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Hurst
First Name:Benjamin
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

Benjamin Hurst


Transferred from the Naval Training Ship, HMVS Nelson, to HMVS Nelson as a crew member on 27 April 1872.

Victorian Naval Training Ship for Boys, Register 1865-1876 VPRS 11976/P0001/00001

* 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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