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Name Official number Flag IMO
FORCEFUL  139366  AUS   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1925  20/11/1925   
Vessel type Vessel description
Tug Towing  Steel Screw Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Govan Linthouse  509 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
288 grt / 1 nrt / 115.1 ft  27.1 ft  13.3 ft   
Engine builder Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
T3cyl (17½, 29 & 47 - 30)in 175lb 188nhp 1050ihp coal-fired, 1-screw 

First owner First port of register Registration date
William A Mackay, Melbourne - mng Queensland Tug Co, Brisbane  Brisbane  31/03/1926 
Other names
 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1928 William & Co Pty Ltd, Sydney NSW (same managers)
1954 Queensland Tug & Salvage Co Pty Ltd, Brisbane
10/6/1971 Queensland Maritime Museum. 
Vessel history
1925 Sailed 21/12/1925 from Clyde for Brisbane. Arrived 7/3/1926.
4/12/1941 chartered by Ministry of War Transport, UK for salvage service in the Mediterranean and reached Fremantle
14/1/1942 charter revoked and served as examination vessel at Fremantle
31/1/1942 commissioned in Royal Australian Navy as HMAS FORCEFUL (W.126), as a tender at Fremantle
10/1942 deployed to Darwin on harbour and salvage duties
4/1943 based at Thursday island
11/10/1943 returned to owners at Brisbane
28/9/1970 laid up at Brisbane 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
    
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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