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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: Cost 35,000 to build
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 courtesy of Elisabeth Rowell

Above: As she is today