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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Critten
First Name:Charles Pierce
Rank:Chief Petty Officer
Birth Date: 00-12-1850
Branch:Victorian Navy

Charles Pierce Critten

Chief Petty Officer


Received the Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal.

Parents - George Critten & Emma Pierson

died: 27-7-1920

Erected by the Officers, Petty Officers and Men of the Permanent Naval Force of Victoria
In Memory of their Deceased Comrades
Large Monument surmounted by Large Anchor

courtesy of Helen Harris, OAM 


Victorian Navy Muster courtesy of Geoffrey Bensley.

Charles Pierce Critten, 1st Class Petty Officer is recorded as having been awarded the Long and Efficient Service Medal.


The Victoria Volunteer Long and Efficient Service Medal 1881-1901 R.D.Williams

More details on this person can be found in the Victorian Navy Certificates of Service This is a very large pdf file of 109 mb and takes 13 minutes to download with a 1.5 mbps internet connection.


* 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.