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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Behn
First Name:August
Rank:Ordinary Seaman
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

August Behn

On 20 June 1873 the Cerberus log recorded "Sent Behn O.S. to Melbourne Gaol for six weeks hard labour for desertion."


Left colony in ship "Ambassador".

Charged on warrant with stealing blankets, arrested Newcastle. Remanded to Melbourne.

From deserters list at

* 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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