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Name Official number Flag IMO
FORCEFUL  139366  AUS  5117559 
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
1971 museum ship and used for tours in Brisbane River and Moreton Bay
2006 withdrawn from service after failing survey
2018 after long period ashore for repair, she bacame a static musum exhibit and reopened to visitors
 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
  Preserved  
Disposal Detail
 
 

 



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