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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Harrow
First Name:Alexander
Rank:Chief Engineer
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

Alexander Harrow

Chief Engineer

On 20 August 1895, The Argus reported that Chief Engineer Harrow was placed on the retirement list.

Placed on the Retired List. Victorian Government Gazette, 30 June 1895


 

Name inscribed on the Silver Soup Tureen presented to Paymaster James Arthur Thompson by members of the crew of HMAV Cerberus and the Naval Torpedo Corps connected with the Torpedo Accident in 1881.

photograph courtesy of Shirley & David Joy.
 
Mystery of the Silver Soup Tureen

 


* 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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