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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Grimwood
First Name:Richard A.
Rank:Able Seaman
Birth Date: 08-01-1838
Branch:HMCS Victoria Delivery Crew

Richard A. Grimwood


Able Seaman

Sunday last was the forty-seventh anniversary of the arrival in Hobson's Bay of the old gun-boat Victoria. Mr Richard Grimwood, a resident of Williamstown, is one of the few surviving members of the original crew of the old vessel when she arrived here.

Williamstown Chronicle, 6 June 1903


Mr. Richard Grimwood, of Williamstown, is one of the very few survivors of the crew of 40 who brought the Victoria out to Australia 44 years ago.

The Argus, 10 December 1910



Richard Grimwood's Story

* 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.

Information & photographs of men who served in the Victorian Naval Forces is eagerly sought. Please contact the webmaster.