Victorian Naval Forces Muster
|for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*
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Cowes, Phillip Island, was originally called Mussel Rocks and was renamed Cowes by Commander Henry Cox in 1865 during his survey of Western Port aboard 'H.M.V.S. Victoria', because it reminded him of Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. www.artistsfootsteps.com/html/vccwithers_cowesjetty.htm
* 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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