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Name Official number Flag IMO
QUEENSLAND  40947  GBR   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1861  16/09/1861  11/1861 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo   Iron Paddle Steamer  
Builder Yard Yard no
Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd., Glasgow   88 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
373 grt / 287 nrt / 186.7 ft  23.0 ft  11.4 ft   
Engine builder A. & J. Inglis Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
Oscillating 2cyl (42 & 48)in, 120nhp 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Queensland Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Brisbane  Moreton Bay  18/07/1864 
Other names
BUNYA BUNYA (intended) 
Subsequent owner and registration history
4/1868 reg Melbourne
5/1868 Australasian Steam Navigation Co, Sydney - reg Sydney NSW
 
Vessel history
For service in Queensland waters.
17/11/1861 sailed Greenock for Queensland
12/6/1862 arrived Brisbane, after voyage refit at Sydney NSW
18/1/1878 aground on sandbank at Central Island in Fitzroy River (departing Rockhampton for Brisbane); hull cracked amidships
7/2/1878 patched and refloated
13/3/1878 arrived Sydney in tow for repairs and lengthening
11/1878 returned to service: 425grt 309nrt, 207.7 x 23.0 x 11.4ft
1887 became coal hulk at Cooktown NSW 
Remarks
60 passengers
Company decided to name her BUNYA BUNYA, but instructions did not reach Scotland in time. 
End year Fate / Status
  Abandoned  
Disposal Detail
by1922 abandoned at Bishop Island graveyard, Moreton Bay, Queensland 
 

 



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