Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
| Birth Date: |
"There was no specific training for the Water Police, but the seamen had to be from HMVS Cerberus, from which ship Joseph Evans himself had been transferred."
Law on Water, Water Police of Port Phillip (1838-1900) and their Administrators, Shirley A. Videion, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 2006.
* 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.
Information & photographs of men who served in the Victorian Naval Forces is eagerly sought. Please contact the webmaster.
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