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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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

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Last Name:Griffith
First Name:Richard
Rank:Chief Engineer
Birth Date: 00-00-1825
Branch:Victorian Navy

Richard Griffiths

Chief Officer

Appointed officer of the Victoria. Victorian Government Gazette, 28 October 1856.


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


 

Mentioned in Deeds not Words, Wilson P. Evans,The Hawthorn Press, Melbourne 1971
Listed as a member of the crew of HMCS Victoria in 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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