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Register of items held by Friends of the Cerberus

All items donated to Friends of the Cerberus are held in trust by the group and are not seen as being owned by the individuals currently warehousing the various items. This register serves to place the items and their ownership on the public record. We are naturally very grateful to the individuals mentioned for their assisting in the saving of the Cerberus.

Click any column heading once to sort in ascending order. Click again to sort in descending order. (ie5+ & ns6+)

ItemDonor or purchase detailsLocation

Compass Verifier.

Ken Booth, Adrian & Rachel Roads, Tony Quick,
Paul Wood, Peter Webster, John Rogers, Bill Kruse,
Michael Watts, Paul B Jones, Brian Hoskins,
Malcolm McKay, Shane Nedeljkovic, Jan Weston,
Andrew Braden, Ed Stanley & Malcolm Wilson.
(sponsored by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown.

Photographs, Interior, of Cerberus in 1989.

National Maritime Museum of Australia. (donated by)

FOC Archive.

Photographs of Cerberus in 1994 by Peter Charlesworth.

National Maritime Museum of Australia. (donated by)

FOC Archive.

Research Material.

Shirley Joy. (donated by)

FOC Archive.

Timber from Cerberus.

Greg Blunt. (donated by)

In storage.

Plans Set 3.

Lower Deck & Hold - Pumping & Flooding Arrangements.
Lower Deck - As Fitted
Turrets
Hold as fitted
Midship section
Arrangement of Turrets & Gear
Arrangement of Dismounting & Securing Gear for Gun Turrets
Captain Scott's Gun Carriages
Arrangement of Running In & Out Gear, Compressor Plates
Forecastle & Quarterdeck Access Hatches & Ventilator.

Graeme Disney. (loaned by)

FOC Archive.
To be digitised & placed online.

Plans Set 2.

Lloyd's 36 inch Fan.
Screw Propeller
Lower Deck - As Fitted
Hold as fitted
Midship section
Upper Deck
Engines
Profile
Gun Turret & Gear
Gun Turrets
Sheer Drawing.

Anonymous. (donated by)

FOC Archive.
To be digitised & placed online.

Plans Set 4.

Six inch Gun Pedastal
Torpedo Boom Details
Cocks & Valves
Compound Turret Sights
Dead Lights
Flying & Breastwork Decks
Hold
Iron Mast
Longitudinal Valves
Lower Deck & Hold Pumping Arrangements
Lower Deck
Nordenfelt Gun Mount
Overhead Plan
Pivot Arrangement
Profile
Proposed six inch Guns
Proposed 7.5 inch Guns
Flying Deck Shortening Modifications
Running Gear & Compressor Gear
Scott's Gun Carriage
Steam Steering Engine
Steam Steering
Tonnages
Torpedo Net Booms
Turret Firing Bar
Upper Deck
Watertight Doors

Peter Kelly via Seaworks. (donated by)

FOC Archive.
To be digitised & placed online.

Plans Set 1.

Lower Deck - As Fitted
Hold as fitted
Breastwork & Flying Decks
Upper Deck
Gun Carriages
Profile
Gun Turret & Gear
Gun Turrets
Securing Gear
Mast
Labels
Steam Steering Gear

Bob Nicholls. (donated by)

FOC Archive.
To be digitised & placed online.

Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal.

Philip Morone's profile

Ken Booth, Peter Webster, John Rogers,
John Torpey, Greg Candy, Jim Purvis, Terry Davidson,
Gary Grimmer, Olivier Jordan, Adrian & Rachel Roads,
Peter Robinson, Antique Arms Collectors Guild,
Greg Swinden, Anna Larkin, Ian Harvey & John Trewarne.
(sponsored by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown.

Hotchkiss 1½ inch Shells for Hotchkiss Quick Firing Gun.
Slideshow

Sally Douglas. (donated by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown.

Australian Colonial Navies book by Colin Jones.

Bob Marmion. (donated by)

FOC Archive.

HMAS Cerberus Cap Tally.

Frank Noonan. (donated by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown.

Silver Soup Tureen presented to Paymaster Thompson.

Judy Durham, Di Barnott, John Thompson
& Derek Thompson. (donated by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown.

Timber from Lower Deck.

Ted Chapple (donated by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown.

Discharge Certificate, Victorian Naval Forces.
Click to view HiRes photo

John Trewarne (sponsored by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown

Photograph of WWI Dutch Monitor.

George Wilkins (donated by)

FOC archive

Photograph of WWI British Monitors, Humber,
Mersey & Severn.

George Wilkins (donated by)

FOC archive

Nordenfelt 1 inch projectile.

Peter Webster (loaned by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Gibraltar of the South, Defending Victoria. (Doctoral thesis)

Dr. Bob Marmion (donated by)

FOC Library

Gatling Gun, .45 inch projectile.

Richard Turnbull (sponsored by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown

Photograph of Cerberus with crew working on deck. Click to view cover of book.

Craig Beaver & Sara Ekelmann (sponsored by)

FOC Archive
and online.

Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal book,
R. D. Williams, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne 1976.

Frank Noonan (donated by)

FOC Archive

Deeds Not Words,
Wilson P. Evans, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne 1971.

Frank Noonan (donated by)

FOC Archive

Nordenfelt Machine Guns 1884 reproduction book. Click to view cover of book.

Guy Fanning & Conrad Drake (sponsored by)

FOC Archive

Leading Lights, The Story of Warrnambool
Lighthouses & Lighthouse Keepers
,
by Elizabeth Douglas, Collett, Bain & Gaspars,
Warrnambool, 1998

Elizabeth Douglas (donated by)

FOC Archive

Photograph (colourised) of Cerberus
at the Williamstown Naval Depot. c. 1903-09. Click to view HiRes photo

Ryan Stevenson & Edward Filipek (sponsored by)

FOC Archive & online

Button, Victorian Naval Brigade c. 1899. Click to view HiRes photo

Craig Beaver (sponsored by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Manual,

Instructions for the Exercise of SMALL ARMS & FIELD PIECES
for the use of HER MAJESTY'S SHIPS
- 1859

(fascimile) edition)

Dr. Bob Marmion (donated by)

FOC Archive

Cornice from Captain's Day Cabin & architrave.

Richard Pelling (donated by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Nordenfelt 6 pounder Quick Firing Mk I Shell.

6 pounder Q.F. round Slideshow

Marie Epstein
Max Roberts
John Dettmann
Christine Starcevic
Mrs E R Gregory
William Pearce
Valda Quick
Alan Lough
Will Renshaw
Greg Candy
Karl Zimbachs
Peter Webster
(sponsored by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Maxim-Nordenfelt 14 pounder Quick Firing Fixed Round.

14 pounder Q.F. round Slideshow

Antique Arms Collectors Society of Australia
Marie Epstein
Pt. Melbourne Historical Society
John Short
(sponsored by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Sheet music of Cerberus Waltz composed in 1901.

Royal Australian Navy Band
- Melbourne Detachment
(donated by)

FOC Archive

Treatise on Ammunition 1887 - facsimilie edition

Lorna Tully (sponsored by)

FOC Archive

Treatise on Ammunition 1897 - on CD

Robert Lawson & Gloria Pitt (sponsored by)

FOC Archive

Framed photos & plans

A.L.H. group (donated by)

Treasurer &
Black Rock
Yacht Club

Stereograph of US Rear Admiral Sperry inspecting
an Honour Guard from Cerberus.
Click to view HiRes image of stereograph

Port Melbourne Historical Society

FOC Archive

Shot:

One 10 inch, Mk III, palliser armour piercing shot.
(certified inert)

Shot & Shell Slideshow

T.S. Henty Australian Navy Cadets,
Portland. (donated by)
Associated costs sponsored by:-
Ballarat Arms & Militaria Collectors
Society,
Peter Webster &
Dacre Smyth.

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown

Shell: Mk I

One 10 inch, Mk I, Iron Common Shell.

Shot & Shells Slideshow

Phil and Julie De La Haye. (donated by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown.

Shell: Mk II

One 10 inch, Mk II, Steel Common Shell.
(certified inert)

Shot & Shells Slideshow

T.S. Henty Australian Navy Cadets,
Portland. (donated by)
Associated costs sponsored by:-
Ballarat Arms & Militaria Collectors
Society,
Peter Webster &
Dacre Smyth.

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown

Shell: Mk III?

One 10 inch, Mk III, Steel Common Shell.

Shot & Shells Slideshow

Phil and Julie De La Haye. (donated by)

In preparation.

Snider cartridge .577

John Rogers (donated by)

FOC Archive

Book of Weights (copy) Click to download 9 mb.

Chris Ramsey (donated by)

FOC Archive

Engraving (original copy) of
Renewing the Boilers of HMVS Cerberus,
Illustrated Australian News, 21 March 1883.
Click to view HiRes image of engraving  Click to view engraving & text.

Creg Curzon-Siggers (sponsored by)

FOC Archive

Photographs (original copy) of
Queen's Birthday Manoeuvres on board HMVS Cerberus, from
The Australasian, 28 May 1898.

Photos in issue:-

Click to view Elevate In the Turret: Elevate.
Click to view Man and Arm Ship. Man & Arm Ship.
Click to view Hornpipe The Hornpipe.
Click to view Loading a QF Gun. Loading a QF Gun.
Click to view Machine QF Guns Machine & QF Guns at Target Practise.
Click to view Fire Stations. Fire Stations.

Robert Lawson (sponsored by)

FOC Archive and online

Photographs (original copy) of
The China Contingent, from
The Australasian, 4 August 1900.

Photos in issue:-

Click to view Men in Front of Parliament House. Men in Front of Parliament House
A Typical Unit
Officers in Marching Order
Departure
Contingent Passing Along Collins Street

Vera Keys (sponsored by)

FOC Archive and online

Photographs (original copy) of
Last of England's Wooden Walls, from
The Australasian, 9 April 1898.

Photos in issue:-

The Nelson at Williamstown Pier—For Sale
Figure Head of The Nelson
HMS Nelson : At The Wheel

Vera Keys (sponsored by)

FOC Archive
& online.

Engraving (original copy) of
The After Stokehole of the Thunderer,
Illustrated London News, 2 September 1876. Click to view HiRes image of engraving

and

Steam Boiler Explosion on HMS Thunderer Click to view HiRes image of engraving

Jeremy Graham (sponsored by)

FOC Archive

HMAS Cerberus - A pictorial history, 1921 - 2001

Museum of HMAS Cerberus

FOC Archive

Stoker's manual Click to download 12.8 mb.

purchased for $20

FOC Archive and
pdf copy online.

Steam manual for His Majesty's Fleet - 1901 (copy)

Chris Ramsey (donated by)

FOC Archive

Model of Cerberus

Robert Schorah (on loan)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Model of Cerberus, 1872

Greg Curzon-Siggers
(sponsored by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Model of Cerberus, 1885

Alan & Wendy Smith
John Rogers
Bernie Edwards
Travis Sellers
Greg Curzon-Siggers
Dr Mark Griffin
George Scott
John Atkins
Friends of Cerberus
Mervyn Forrest
Max & Noreen Roberts
Ted Tully
(sponsored by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Model of Cerberus, 1898

Greg Curzon-Siggers (on loan)

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Photograph of Quarterdeck from port

Peter Baxter (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photograph of Quarterdeck from starboard

Museum of HMAS Cerberus,
courtesy of

FOC Archive and
online.

Map of Chatham Dockyards (1.5 m x .84 m)

Dr. Mark Griffin (sponsored by)

FOC Archive

Misc photos incl. Cerberus on the Tyne Click to view HiRes image of photo.

Dr. Mark Griffin (sponsored by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Plans (as fitted)

Cradle of the Navy (Book)

Bob Nicholls (donated by)

FOC Archive

Profiles & photos of crew members

Shirley Joy (researched by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photographs of Geo-tech study

David Joy (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Victorian Government Report

  • Torpedo Report - 1881 Click to download. 159 kb

Shirley Joy (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Victorian Government Reports

  • Torpedo Report - 1881
  • Defence of Harbours - 1877
  • Naval Defences of Victoria - 1877
  • The Discipline Act - 1870
  • Regulations for the Victorian Artillery - 1884

Frank Noonan (donated by)

FOC Archive

Victorian Government Report

  • Victorian Naval Forces Regulations - 1884

George Wilkins (donated by)

FOC Archive

Photographs on board Cerberus - 1967/8

John King (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photograph of Cerberus from the Bow - 1898

Hugo Smith (sponsored by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photograph of the damaged & replacement guns
on the pier in 1898.

Vera Keys & Maxwell Roberts
(sponsored by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photographs on board Cerberus - 1987

George Scott (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photographs on board Cerberus - 1989

Glen Agnew (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photographs on board Cerberus - 1991

Peter De Gruchy (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photographs on board Cerberus - 1993

Prof. R.A. Gould (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Engraving (digital)
Inside a Turret of the Cerberus - Load - 1877
Click to view HiRes image of engraving  Click to view engraving & text.

Phillip Jacobs &
A. Buckland-Pinnock. (sponsored by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Photographs of Cerberus & Nelson in Dry-Dock
- 1874

John Underwood & Greg Latt
(sponsored by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Diary of William Thomas Bertotto Click to download. 6.9 mb

Dennis Bertotto via Shirley Joy

FOC Archive and
online.

Diary of Engineer W.G. Robertson Click to download book 1. 14.2 mb Click to download book 2. 7.5 mb

Sea Power Centre (RAN)

FOC Archive and
online.

Coronial Inquest & research materials on
Engineer W.G. Robertson

Travis Sellers (donated by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Torpedo Manual 1907 - Volume I Click to download section a. 10.7 mb Click to download section b. 11.2 mb Click to download section c. 11.4 mb Click to download section d. 22 mb

Shirley Joy (sponsored by)

FOC Archive and
online.

Victoria & Australia's First War - MacFarlane & Smith

Frank Noonan (donated by)

FOC Archive

Whitehead Torpedo Manual
- Naval Forces of Victoria Click to download. 2 mb

Patrick O'Sullivan, Brian Russell,
John Baragwanath, Jacqui Nicholson,
David Joy & Richard Sartore.
(sponsored by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown
pdf copy online.

Manual for Torpedo Instructions & Electric LightingClick to download. 2 mb

Wendy Ratawa, Grand-daughter of Charles Lay,
Victorian Navy
(donated by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks
, Williamstown
pdf copy online.

General Manual - Naval Forces of Victoria
1887 (photocopy) Click to download 11.8 mb

Supplied by the
State Library of Victoria.

FOC Archive and
pdf copy online.

General Manual - Naval Forces of Victoria
1890 (photocopy) Click to download 15 mb

Supplied by the
Museum of HMAS Cerberus.

FOC Archive and
pdf copy online.

General Manual - Naval Forces of Victoria
1895 (photocopy) Click to download 38 mb

Updates from copy held by University of Melbourne

FOC Archive and
pdf copy online.

Painting (copy) of The Victorian Fleet in 1888
painted by Arthur Victor Gregory.

Click to view photo

John Baragwanath, Lindsay Rex,
Jeremy Graham, Edward Brazil,
Greg Curzon-Siggers, T. Newton,
Frederick J Howard, Graham Kelly,
Max & Noreen Roberts,
Maritime Museum Vic.,
Terry Sofian, John Morgan,
Brian Russell, Terry Davidson,
Edward Stanley, Ian Fletcher,
Frank Noonan & Lorna Sprunt.
(sponsored by)

FOC Display,
Seaworks
, Williamstown

Painting of The Victorian Fleet in 1872 by
George Frederick Gregory.

Click to view photo


Preliminary preservation work funded by.

Juanita Scott (donated by),
from the collection of her father
Cedric E. L. Bright.


Lorna Tully, Cmdr. Dacre Smyth,
Gloria Pitt, Ian Gilbert &
Phillip Underwood.

FOC Display,
Seaworks, Williamstown

Photograph of Inside the Conning Tower of
HMS Thunderer

Click to view photo

John Atkins. (sponsored by)

FOC Archive
& online

Wooden cupboard door and 13 screws from Cerberus.

Peter Rodger (donated by).

Black Rock
Yacht Club

Warship International No. 3 1972 magazine.

Larry Reavis (donated by).

FOC Archive

Epaulettes of Lieutenant Alfred Martin Treacy
& spare trouser bullion ribbon.
Click to view photos

Robin Cooper MP,
Shirley & David Joy, Adrian & Rachel Roads,
Geoff O'Kearney, John Rogers,
Frederick Howard, Mary-lou Little,
John Baragwanath, George Scott,
John Atkins, Greg Curzon-Siggers.
(sponsored by)

Black Rock
Yacht Club



Project Donations


Often items of interest, either relics or research material, become available. If we have sufficient funds we are able to purchase these items. We are therefore inviting members & non-members to assist us by contributing towards the purchase of items that may become available in the future.

  • The sponsor/s of the item will have their contribution acknowledged on the Register webpage above.
  • We always make the item available on the website unless copyright issues prevent us.
  • In the unlikely event of Friends of the Cerberus disbanding, the sponsored item would become the property of the sponsor. If there were multiple sponsors the item would be donated to an appropriate museum.
To make a donation now simply click the PayPal Sponsor Item buttons below & enter the amount that you wish to contribute.

To donate anonymously simply mention this in the optional comment field.


Funding Victorian Navy Display at Seaworks, Williamstown


So as to better display the Victorian Navy artefacts in our collection and those on loan we recently lodged grant applications to develop the display in Geelong. As the above funding applicaton was unsuccessful we are now asking our supporters for donations so as to present the Victorian Navy artefacts in a professional manner. We are in the process of constructing a full size replica of part of a Cerberus gun turret complete with protruding gun barrels and overhead flying deck.

Greg Curzon-Siggers $1,500
Lawrence Reavis $25
Brian Russell $50
James Friedman $100
F.J.A. Howard $50
Frank Noonan $31
John Rogers $10
Allan Jones $10
Anthony Quick $100
James Pritchett $30
Stuart Sharp $10
Edward Filipek $10

TOTAL $1,926




Funding of Bracing Designs 1 & 2


The two bracing designs could not have been undertaken without donations from the following people.



Karl Zimbachs
Bill Rowe
Richard Turnbull *
John Short
Edward Filipek
Greg Horne
Lorna Tully
Terence Dance
William Pearce
Robert Lawson
Gloria Pitt
Vera Keys
Christine Starcevic
Bruce Watts
Jean Robinson
Robert Sulzberger
Valda Quick
Ian Wood
Ron Jones
Jan Niehues
Maxwell Roberts
Lionel Arnold
Richard Turnbull


* indicates that part of the original donation has been allocated in the list above.



Donations towards the Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal


Contributions towards the cost of a Victoria Volunteer Long & Efficient Service Medal ($1,350) issued to 1st Class Petty Officer Philip Morone of the Victorian Naval Brigade in the late 1880s.

Non-specific donations
Ken Booth $100
Peter Webster $50

Medal specific donations.
John Rogers $100
John Torpey $50
Greg Candy $80
Jim Purvis $40
Terry Davidson $20
Gary Grimmer $100
Olivier Jordan $50
Adrian & Rachel Roads $50
Peter Robinson $25
Antique Arms Collectors Guild $100
Greg Swinden $200
Anna Larkin $200
Ian Harvey $50
John Trewarne $100
Jeff Yuille $20
Geoff O'Kearney $50
Malcolm Wilson $50
Peter Schilling $100
John Toogood $50

Total this project: $1,585
less $1,350 (cost of Medal)



Donations towards the Compass Verifier


Contributions towards the cost of the Compass Verifier ($700) said to be from HMVS Cerberus.

Excess Medal contributions $235

Non-specific donations
Ken Booth $100
Adrian & Rachel Roads $10
Tony Quick $10
Paul Wood $20
Peter Webster $10

Verifer specific donations.
John Rogers $30
Bill Kruse $20
Michael Watts $50
Paul B Jones $50
Brian Hoskins $50
Malcolm McKay $50
Shane Nedeljkovic $100
Jan Weston $50
Andrew Braden $100
Malcolm Wilson $70
Ed Stanley $40

Total this project: $995
less $700 (cost of Verifier)



Funding of two x A3 Poster Stands


Funding of purchase of two A3 Poster Stands for interperation in the Victorian Navy display at Seaworks, Williamstown.

United Community Petrol Scheme $282



Victorian Naval Forces Monument


Excess Verifier contributions $295

Chris Piper $25
David Orr $20
William Pearce $30
Lyn Battle $15
Peter Webster $50 + $10
Gloria Pitt $10
Richard Turnbull $10
Peter Robinson $10
Gary Grimmer $50
Remaining United Community Petrol Scheme $18
Will Renshaw $20

Total $563


Donations towards next project


Small funds project.

Previous excess contributions

Total $63




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