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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Jackson
First Name:Amos J.
Rank:Captain
Birth Date:
Branch:Countess Delivery Crew

Amos J. Jackson

Captain

Mentioned in The Queenslander 18 June 1892 as commanding The Countess of Hopetoun on her delivery voyage.

Described as a "bronzed cheery Channelmen who seem to have a special bias for such adventurous undertakings, and the greater the risk the more intent they are on undertaking them."

The Argus, 23 May 1892


* 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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