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Name Official number Flag IMO
GUNBAR  131507  AUS   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1912  09/12/1911   
Vessel type Vessel description
Cargo   Steel Screw Steamer 2 Masts 
Builder Yard Yard no
Ardrossan Dry Dock & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan The Shipyard  243 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
482 grt / 196 nrt / 150.3 ft  30.0 ft  8.7 ft   
Engine builder Dunsmuir & Jackson Ltd., Govan
Engine detail
C4cyl 2x(12.5,26x18ins), 89rhp, 2 Screws 

First owner First port of register Registration date
North Coast Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Sydney  Sydney, Australia   
Other names
1940 HMAS GUNBAR - 1946 GUNBAR - 1948 WEST RIVER 
Subsequent owner and registration history
1926 Gunbar Shipping Co (DePelichet, McLeod & Co), Sydney NSW
1929 Richardson & Co, Napier, New Zealand
1935 Freighters Ltd, Sydney NSW
1940 North Coast Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Sydney
12/1940 Royal Australian Navy (minesweeper and gate vessel)
1946 Australian Government
1948 Fu Chan, Canton 
Vessel history
30/9/1940 requisitioned for the RAN for conversion to an Auxiliary Minesweeper
21/10/1943 after a conversion she was recommissioned as the Boom Gate Vessel at Port Kembla in New South Wales
3/12/1945 paid off  
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1950  Broken Up  
Disposal Detail
Broken up at Sydney NSW. 
 

 



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