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Queensland Steam Shipping Co. / Australasian United S.N. Co.

The Queensland Steam Shipping Co. was formed in 1881 to operate Australian coastal services between Sydney, Cooktown and Burketown. Later services were extended to Thursday Island. In 1887 the Queensland Steam Shipping Co. merged with Australasian Steam Navigation Co. to form Australasian United S.N. Co. Routes covered Australian coastal services and Pacific Islands, with emphasis on Fiji. After the war, air travel caused the passenger trade to be discontinued and competition and poor relations with the dockers and seamens unions caused the company to withdraw from the shipping business in 1961.

Many thanks to Ted Finch for his assistance in collecting this data. The following list was extracted from various sources. This is not an all inclusive list but should only be used as a guide. If you would like to know more about a vessel, visit the Ship Descriptions (onsite) or Immigrant Ship web site.

Funnel:
Black with two white bands.

Fleet:

Funnel
Vessel Built Years in Service Tons
Alexandra 1863 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 531
Amra 1890 1907 purchased from British India S.N. Co., 1923 sold to Singapore owners, 1929 scrapped. 535
Ant 1871 1878 sold to Whitehead & Co., 1905 wrecked Rockhampton. 17
Aramac 1889 1925 sold and hulked. 2,114
Arawatta 1889 1924 sold and hulked. 2,114
Archer 1882 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1891 sold to Circular Saw Line,1934 hulked. 694
Auckland 1863 ex- Pawlet, 1869 purchased and renamed Auckland, 1871 wrecked on Beware Reef. 698
Babinda 1936 1955 sold to South Pacific Shipping Co., Suva, 1962 sold to Panama, 1965 sold to Indonesia, 1975 renamed Bintang Samudra IV, 2000 stil listed in Lloyds Register. 659
Baralaba 1921 built as Nurnberg for Stettiner Dampfer AG, Stettin, 1924 sold to A/S Solskin, Oslo renamed Solskin, 1925 purchased renamed Baralaba, 1949 sold to John Manners & Co., Hong Kong, 1952 sold to Wallem & Co. renamed Brenda, 1956 sold to Cambodia renamed Bayon, fate unknown. 998
Barcoo 1885 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1911 hulked. 1,505
Bingera (1) 1905 1922 laid up at Brisbane, 1928 hull beached on Bishop's Island and scrapped. 2,092
Bingera (2) 1935 1948 sold to I.C.I. Ltd, renamed Taranui, 1963 sold to South Pacific Co., Suva, 1971 sold to Panama renamed Locolina, 1978 sold to Costa Rica renamed Kah Wah, 1978 sold to Thailand renamed Pattana, 1988 deleted from Lloyds Register. 922
Birksgate 1882 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,443
Black Swan 1853 built for Launceston S.N. Co., 1867 sank off Williamstown, 1868 salvaged and sold to A.S.N. Co., rebuilt to 309 tons, 1880 scrapped. 276
Bonito 1883 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 77
Bulimba (1) 1882 1888 purchased from British India S.N. Co., 1899 reverted to B.I.S.N. Co., 1922 sold to China, 1933 scrapped. 2,510
Bulimba (2) 1928 ex- Mirant, 1941 purchased from Burns Philp & Co. renamed Bulimba, 1942 to U.S. Navy, 1946 to Panama, 1947 to South China Nav. Co., Shanghai renamed Hwa Loong, 1948 wrecked Hainan Island. 739
Bunyip 1873 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 58
Buranda 1918 built as Solholm for Reiersen & Matland, Haugesund, 1921 to Adelaide SS Co. renamed Nalpa, 1938 purchased and renamed Buranda, 1946 sold to Chung Foo SS Co., Hong Kong renamed Chung Foo, 1955 deleted from Lloyds Register, fate unknown. 685
Cahors 1883 1885 wrecked Evans Head, NSW. 1,254
Caloundra 1950 ex- Balook, 1950 purchased from Australian Coastal Shipping Commission renamed Caloundra, 1961 sold to Broken Hill Properties renamed Iron Warrior, 1975 scrapped. 4,053
Canberra 1948 ex- Admiral Fraser, 1954 purchased from Phillips, Anderson & Co. renamed Canberra, 1958 renamed Cronulla to free name Canberra for P & O's passenger liner. 1961 sold to John Manners, Hong Kong, 1962 blown ashore in typhoon at Hong Kong and scrapped. 2,330
Centipede 1913 1923 sold to Hetherington & Rylance, Brisbane, 1976 still in service as motor lighter. 133
Cintra 1882 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,979
City of Adelaide 1864 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 838
City of Melbourne 1862 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 837
Clio 1873 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 64
Coramba 1948 1961 sold to McIlwraith, McEacharn & Co. renamed Koomilya, 1966 to John Manners & Co. renamed San Fernando, 1970 to Panama renamed High Star, 1976 scrapped. 3,551
Corea 1875 1882 taken over from Gilchrist, West & Parbury, 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1893 wrecked off Fair Cape, north of Cooktown. 606
Corinda 1937 1961 sold to Hong Kong renamed Silver Gulf, 1961 renamed Fortune Wind, 1971 scrapped. 3,376
Cronulla   see Canberra.  
Croydon   see Gunga (2).  
Currajong 1875 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 603
Dingadee 1883 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 604
Dolphin 1884 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 131
Dugong 1875 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 83
Egmont 1864 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 401
Elamang 1876 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 946
Emu 1864 1877 sold to Port Jackson Steamboat Co. renamed Brightside, 1909 scrapped. 269
Eurimbla 1884 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,055
Fitzroy 1883 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 870
Francis Cadell 1866 paddle steamer, 1888 purchased from unknown owners, 1898 wrecked Burketown, Qld. 140
Glanworth 1882 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 877
Governor Blackall 1871 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 487
Gunga (1) 1864 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,257
Gunga (2) 1878 1881 purchased from J. A. Shepherd, Glasgow, 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1890 renamed Croydon, 1898 sold to W. Collin & Sons, Brisbane renamed Lady Lamington, 1900 sold to H. Carr, Brisbane renamed Moreton, 1934 stripped and abandoned. 357
Havilah 1853 1869 purchased from Launceston & Melbourne S.N. Co., 1873 sold to French owners at Noumea, 1878 returned to Sydney, later hulked and 1911 scrapped. 301
Hesketh 1883 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 640
Hornet 1883 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 55
Indarra 1912 1920 sold to Lloyd Royal Belge renamed Pays de Waes, 1923 repossessed by A.U.S.N. Co. and sold to Osaka Shosen Kaisha renamed Horai Maru, 1942 sunk by U.S. air attack. 9,735
Kanowna 1903 1929 struck rock in Bass Strait and sank. 6,942
Katoomba 1878 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,006
Kuranda 1901 1926 sold to Teo Hoo Lye, Singapore, 1935 to Straits SS Co., 1936 scrapped. 928
Kyarra 1903 1918 torpedoed and sunk off Anvil Point, English Channel. 6,953
Lady Bowen 1864 1875 rebuilt to 705 tons, 1882 sold to Hunter River New S.N. Co., 1889 converted to sail, 1894 wrecked near Cardwell, Qld. 527
Lady Young 1864 1868 scrapped. 523
Leichardt 1865 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 368
Levuka 1910 1926 sold to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Pedro II, 1935 renamed Dom Pedro II, 1963 scrapped. 6,129
Ly-Ee-Moon 1859 1877 purchased from Dent & Co., 1886 wrecked off Green Cape. 1,001
Mackarra 1919 1941 sold to James Patrick & Co. renamed Cardross, 1954 scrapped. 2,515
Macumba 1919 1943 bombed and sunk by Japanese aircraft on voyage Brisbane - Darwin. 2,525
Mallina 1909 1929 sold to Japan renamed Seiko Maru, 1935 sold renamed Siberia Maru, 1944 sunk by air attack in Sulu Sea. 3,213
Manly 1874 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 89
Maranoa (1) 1883 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1911 scrapped Bombay. 1,505
Maranoa (2) 1921 ex- Eromanga, 1925 purchased from Commonwealth Government Line renamed Maranoa, 1935 sold to Japan, resold to Johan Gran renamed Mione, 1937 sold to V. K. Soong, 1940 sank on voyage Nauru - Japan. 3,359
Mareeba (1) 1898 ex- Harport, 1898 purchased from J & C. Harrison, London, 1900 renamed Mareeba, 1908 wrecked near Newcastle, NSW. 1,747
Mareeba (2) 1921 ex- Echuca, 1924 purchased from Commonwealth Government Line renamed Mareeba, 26th Jun.1941 sunk by German raider KORMORAN in Indian Ocean. 3,663
Matilda 1874 1875 sold. 11
Mildura (1) 1901 1907 wrecked off North Cape, W.A. 2,217
Mildura (2) 1920 ex- Enoggera, 1924 purchased from Commonwealth Government Line renamed Mildura, 1951 sold for scrap, 1954 scrapped Hong Kong. 3,478
Milora 1921 ex- Emita, 1925 purchased from Commonwealth Government Line, 1927 renamed Milora, 1934 wrecked near Point Lonsdale, Vic. 3,346
Moira 1901 1928 sold to Japan renamed Toyei Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS TAMBOR. 2,184
Mungana 1920 ex- Eurella, 1926 purchased from Commonwealth Government Line renamed Mungana, 1951 scrapped. 3,315
Murada 1921 ex- Erriba, 1926 purchased from Commonwealth Government Line, 1927 renamed Murada, 1947 sold to Panama renamed Nymphe, 1954 scrapped. 3,345
Ocean 1874 1878 purchased, 1879 sold to Buckland & Brown, Newcastle, NSW, 1883 sold to Howard Smith & Sons, 1885 renamed Gambier, 1891 sunk in collision in Port Phillip Bay. 1,486
Ocean Queen 1858 1880 purchased from Noumea, 1883 sold to Noumea. 572
Ormiston 1922 ex- Famaka, 1927 chartered from Khedivial Mail SS Co. renamed Ormiston, 1936 purchased, 1955 sold to Typaldos Bros, Piraeus renamed Atlantic, 1956 renamed Atlanticos, 1957 scrapped. 5,832
Orungal 1923 ex- Fezara, 1927 chartered from Khedivial Mail SS Co. renamed Orungal, 1936 purchased, 1940 wrecked on Barwon Heads, Vic. 5,826
Palmer 1882 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 267
Paroo 1897 1903 sold to West Australian S.N. Co., 1917 to Persian Gulf S.N. Co. renamed Iran, 1922 sold to Japan renamed Mikage Maru, 1944 torpedoed and sunk by USS CROAKER. 2,665
Pilbarra 1897 ex- Cape Otway, 1898 purchased from Australian Transport Co. renamed Pilbarra, 1915 sold to Mitchell, Cotts & Co. renamed Sunstream, 1917 to Persian Gulf S.N. Co. renamed Shustar, 1924 to Government of Hedjaz renamed Radwa, 1928 scrapped. 2,664
Platypus 1864 1868 sold to Clarence & Richmond S.N. Co., Sydney, 1898 scrapped. 217
Polly 1879 1882 taken over from McIllwraith, 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1889 wrecked in Johnstone River, Qld. 194
Porpoise 1875 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 91
Pretty Jane 1870 1879 purchased from Auckland owners, 1881 sold, 1882 wrecked Ninety Mile Beach, Vic. 134
Queensland 1861 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 372
Quiraing 1881 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,166
Ranelagh 1881 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 836
Redbank 1863 1896 purchased from unknown owners, 1901 sold. 79
Ripple 1872 1875 purchased, 1880 sold to Ferguson & Kelly, 1887 wrecked Solomon Islands. 72
Rockton 1882 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,970
Star of the South 1863 1884 wrecked Greymouth, NZ. 202
Suva 1906 1928 sold to Madrigal & Co., Manila renamed Sirius, 1929 sold to Fernandez Bros renamed Bohol, 1941 sunk by Japanese air attack at Manila. 2,229
Taldora 1881 1882 purchased from Parbury, Lamb & Co., 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1913 sold to W. R. Black & Co., converted to lighter. 232
Tay 1901 1930 sold to Hong Kong owners, 1931 scrapped. 360
Tenterden 1883 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,339
Tinana 1901 1925 sold to Collin & Son, Brisbane, 1946 sold to Foo Shin SS Co., Shanghai renamed Foo Shin, 1947 sold renamed Pei Yuan, 1949 sold renamed Yung Yao, fate unknown. 808
Truganini 1876 1882 taken over from J.Burns, 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1891 wrecked New Hebrides. 203
Victoria 1871 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 1,255
Waroonga 1882 1888 purchased from British India S.N. Co., 1899 reverted to B.I.S.N. Co., 1913 sold to Japan renamed Bansei Maru, 1926 scrapped. 2,513
Warrego 1883 1887 to A.U.S.N. Co., 1912 sold to Royal Australian Navy, storage hulk at Darwin, 1942 destroyed by Japanese air attack. 1,552
Wasp 1905 1918 sold to Mort's Dock & Eng. Co., Balmain, 1941 scrapped. 24
Wentworth 1873 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 956
Wodonga 1890 1924 sold and hulked. 2,341
Wotonga 1876 1882 wrecked Port Macquarie, NSW. 997
Wyandra 1902 1926 scrapped Japan. 4,058
Wyreema 1908 1926 sold to Lloyd Brasileiro renamed Pedro I, 1935 renamed Dom Pedro I, 1958 scrapped. 6,338
Yaralla 1875 see Australasian Steam Navigation Co. 482

sources include: "From Derby round to Burketown" by N. L. McKellar

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