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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

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


Last Name:Gabriel
First Name:Richard
Birth Date:
Branch:Victorian Navy

Richard Gabriel


Discharged from HMCSS Victoria on 1 Sept 1856 to Melbourne Hospital.

No 21. Entered 1 Sept 1856

Article in Journal of Police History, vol. 3 no. 1, March - May 1995 written by Ian MacFarlane.

Dismissed by Captain Norman in December 1856. Law on Water, Shirley A. Videion, 206, Brighton Victoria, Australia.

* 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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