Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
| Birth Date: |
"Charles Evans.− I am an able seaman on board the Cerberus. Last Thursday I was one of the boat's crew which brought some things from the hulk for the Cerberus. Removed them by Mr. Groves's instructions. When I was about to handle one small parcel, Mr. Groves said, "Good God, what are you doing? That's dynamite. You will blow yourself up." Groves removed the parcel. The things were taken to the Cerberus." The Argus, 11 March 1881
* 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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