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Name: GAYUNDAH
Type: Gunboat
Keel: 26/06/1883
Launched: 06/05/1884
Completed: 28/10/1884
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 470
Dimensions: 385disp, 115.0 x 26.0 x 9.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x C2cyl, 385ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 10.6knots
Construction: Iron
Armament: 1 x 8.0ins, 1 x 6ins guns; (1899: 2 x 5ins, 1 x 4.7ins guns)
History:
28/10/1884 State of Queensland, Australia
1902 Australian Commonwealth Naval Force
1911 Royal Australian Navy
1921 Brisbane Gravel Pty Ltd
02/06/1958 Beached
Comments: Acquired to deal with the perceived threat from the Russian Pacific fleet
With PALUMA were the first vessels ordered by the Queensland government
Built at a cost of 35,000 each
1914: Bow rebuilt & heightened during refit
1921: Used as a sand & gravel barge on the Brisbane River
1958: Hull stripped & sold to Redcliffe Town Council for use as a breakwater


Above photo is courtesy of Elisabeth Rowell

Above photos showing before & after bow modification are copyright of the Australian Navy

Above photo showing her converted to a sand & gravel barge is copyright of the State Library of Queensland

Above photo dated 1974 is copyright of the Australian Navy

Above photo shows how she was in about 2010

Above photo showing her in 2017 is copyright of Barry Tuton

Above photo showing her in 2017 is copyright of Barry Tuton

Above profile plan is copyright of the State Library of Queensland

Above deck plan is copyright of the State Library of Queensland

Durham County Advertiser, Friday, 09/05/1884