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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Bennett
First Name:William
Rank:Captain of the Main Top
Birth Date:
Branch:HMCS Victoria Crew

William Bennett

Captain of the Main Top

Member of the crew when HMCS Victoria decommissioned in 1864.

Victoria. A History of Her Majesty's Steam Sloop Victoria, Ian MacFarlane, unpublished manuscript.


* 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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