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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Gerrard
First Name:John
Rank:1st Assistant Engineer
Birth Date: 00-00-1832
Branch:Victorian Navy

John Gerrard

1st Assistant Engineer

On returning from the Gulf of Carpentaria, Gerrard was pronounced "to be suffering from great general debility together with nervous irritation" and his resignation accepted on the 16th of May 1862

Victoria. A History of Her Majesty's Steam Sloop Victoria, Ian MacFarlane unpublished manuscript, page 171

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

* 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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