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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Desmond
First Name:Daniel
Rank:Leading Stoker
Birth Date: 00-00-1829
Branch:Victorian Navy

Daniel Desmond


Hired in the UK. Claimed fifteen years experience in engine rooms.
Victorian Public Records Office, VPRS 1189 Box 579 56/3452


Crew member of HMCS Victoria 1860-61. See Victoria & Australia's First War, Ian MacFarlane & Neil Smith, Mostly Unsung Military History, Brighton 2005


From Crew List of HMCS Victoria as at January 1857.

 Article in Journal of Police History, vol. 3 no. 1, March - May 1995 by Ian MacFarlane.


Listed as a member of the crew of HMCS Victoria ias at 1 January 1858.
Article in Journal of Police History, vol. 3 no. 1, March - May 1995 written by Ian MacFarlane.

* 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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