Published Resources Details Journal Article
- HMAS Cerberus
- Trust News
- 37653, pp. 11-12
"Prior to federation Victoria's defences were exposed as the British naval presence was located in far away Sydney. As a result a powerful 16-ship fleet evolved. The Victorian Navy was the largest of the Australian colonial navies. Her Majesty's Victorian Ship Cerberus was for 30 years the main unit of this "Great Southern Fleet."