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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Pritchard
First Name:James
Birth Date: 03-05-1831

James Pritchard

Details courtesy of Alec Newing

Apprenticed in the dockyard at Milford Haven in 1843. Fitted out Cerberus. James traveled to Australia on board Cerberus. Died in Adelaide 17 December 1917.

Hamilton Spectator, 2 June 1987



* 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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