Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
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On October 9th 1886 the Argus newspaper reported that William Cowling, AB, was courtmartialed for disobeying the orders of a senior officer.
Became stuck in a chimney while attempting to commit a robbery. North Melbourne Advertiser, 5 November 1886
* 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.
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