SS Brisbane (1874)

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Career (Australia) Australia
Namesake: Brisbane
Owner: Eastern & Australian Mail Steamship Co Ltd
Builder:

A. & J. Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, Scotland [1]

 Scotland
Yard number: 110
Launched: 1874
Commissioned: 21 October 1874: Registered at London
Decommissioned: 10 October 1881
Fate: Struck Fish Reef off Quail Island, 26 miles from Port Darwin while heading there with cargo from Hong Kong. All passengers and crew were landed safely but within a fortnight the stranded Brisbane had broken her back and had to be abandoned.[1]
Status: wrecked
General characteristics
Type: Iron steamship
Tonnage: 891 nrt
Displacement: 1503 grt
Length: 281.5 ft
Beam: 32.2 ft
Depth: 17.6 ft
Installed power: 250 nhp
Propulsion: 2 x inverted compound engines

SS Brisbane was an 85.8 metres long passenger, cargo and mail ship, built by A & J Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, launched in 1874. It was owned by the Eastern & Australian Mail Steamship Co Ltd. On 10 October 1881 it struck the Fish Reef near Quail Island (Queensland), 26 miles from Port Darwin, while heading there with cargo from Hong Kong. All passengers and crew were landed safely. However within a fortnight the stranded Brisbane had broken her back and had to be abandoned.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shipping Times: Launched 1874 - SS Brisbane