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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Anderson
First Name:Andrew
Rank:Able Seaman
Birth Date: 31-01-1866
Branch:Naval Brigade - Sandridge (Pt. Melb)

Andrew Anderson

aka Christian Andreas Abrahamsen

Able Seaman

Members of the Williamstown Naval Brigade circa 1900
Andrew Anderson back row far left, Edward Kelso front row, far left.
Andrew identified by his grand-daughter Wendy Crawford


Andrew was born in Norway and became a naturalised Victorian on the 19th of October 1898. 

* 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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