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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Cogdon
First Name:William
Birth Date:
Branch:HMCS Victoria Crew

William Cogdon

Loss of Boat Crew H M C S Victoria [full report, page 2]

Commissioner of Trades and Customs received a letter from Captain J S STANLEY R.N., dated 25th April, giving particulars of loss of five of his men who had been sent ashore to Goose Island to bring off mails. John NORGATE, who was rated as coxwain in charge of stores, was sent ashore in charge of the survey gig, having with him as a crew Wm. COGDON, Edward PRICE, Thos. KING, and George LEGGATT. Boat was found capsized. Captain STANLEY says that every effort was made to discover the bodies and concludes by asking for any information obtainable about the relatives of William COGDON and Edward PRICE.

Hawke's Bay Herald, 17 May 1877

* 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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