On This Day
1850-1899 > Colonial Navies & RN
On This Day - 1850-1899
- November 1, 1897
RADM Hugo L. Pearson, RN, was appointed Flag Officer Commanding the Australia Station. His flagship was HMS ROYAL ARTHUR.
- October 15, 1897
The NSW Naval Brigade, commanded by CAPT Hixson, carried out gunfiring exercises at Port Macquarie, NSW.
- September 5, 1896
The Government of New South Wales handed over the Garden Island Naval Base to the Admiralty.
- April 16, 1895
The RN Depot at Circular Quay, Sydney, was transferred to Garden Island.
- November 1, 1894
RADM Cyprian A. G. Bridge, RN, was appointed Flag Officer Commanding the Australia Station. His flagship was HMS ORLANDO.