Category:Ships built in Queensland
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The following 60 pages are in this category, out of 60 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 60 pages are in this category, out of 60 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Queensland – Queensland is the second-largest and third-most-populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west, to the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. Queensland has a population of 4,750,500, concentrated along the coast, the state is the worlds sixth largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 km2. The capital and largest city in the state is Brisbane, Australias third largest city, often referred to as the Sunshine State, Queensland is home to 10 of Australias 30 largest cities and is the nations third largest economy. Tourism in the state, fuelled largely by its tropical climate, is a major industry. Queensland was first inhabited by Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, the first European to land in Queensland was Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606, who explored the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula near present-day Weipa. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook claimed the east coast of Australia for the Kingdom of Great Britain. The colony of New South Wales was founded in 1788 by Governor Arthur Phillip at Sydney, New South Wales at that time included all of what is now Queensland, Queensland was explored in subsequent decades until the establishment of a penal colony at Brisbane in 1824 by John Oxley. Penal transportation ceased in 1839 and free settlement was allowed from 1842, the state was named in honour of Queen Victoria, who on 6 June 1859 signed Letters Patent separating the colony from New South Wales. The 6th of June is now celebrated statewide as Queensland Day. Queensland achieved statehood with the Federation of Australia on 1 January 1901, the history of Queensland spans thousands of years, encompassing both a lengthy indigenous presence, as well as the eventful times of post-European settlement. The north-eastern Australian region was explored by Dutch, Spanish and French navigators before being encountered by Lieutenant James Cook in 1770, the Australian Labor Party has its origin as a formal organisation in Queensland and the town of Barcaldine is the symbolic birthplace of the party. June 2009 marked the 150th anniversary of its creation as a colony from New South Wales. The Aboriginal occupation of Queensland is thought to predate 50,000 BC, likely via boat or land bridge across Torres Strait, during the last ice age Queenslands landscape became more arid and largely desolate, making food and other supplies scarce. This led to the worlds first seed-grinding technology, warming again made the land hospitable, which brought high rainfall along the eastern coast, stimulating the growth of the states tropical rainforests. In February 1606, Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon landed near the site of what is now Weipa and this was the first recorded landing of a European in Australia, and it also marked the first reported contact between European and Aboriginal Australian people. The region was explored by French and Spanish explorers prior to the arrival of Lieutenant James Cook in 1770. Cook claimed the east coast under instruction from King George III of the United Kingdom on 22 August 1770 at Possession Island, naming Eastern Australia, including Queensland, the Aboriginal population declined significantly after a smallpox epidemic during the late 18th century
2. Australia – Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the worlds sixth-largest country by total area, the neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east, and New Zealand to the south-east. Australias capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney, for about 50,000 years before the first British settlement in the late 18th century, Australia was inhabited by indigenous Australians, who spoke languages classifiable into roughly 250 groups. The population grew steadily in subsequent decades, and by the 1850s most of the continent had been explored, on 1 January 1901, the six colonies federated, forming the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia has since maintained a liberal democratic political system that functions as a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy comprising six states. The population of 24 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard, Australia has the worlds 13th-largest economy and ninth-highest per capita income. With the second-highest human development index globally, the country highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom. The name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis a name used for putative lands in the southern hemisphere since ancient times, the Dutch adjectival form Australische was used in a Dutch book in Batavia in 1638, to refer to the newly discovered lands to the south. On 12 December 1817, Macquarie recommended to the Colonial Office that it be formally adopted, in 1824, the Admiralty agreed that the continent should be known officially as Australia. The first official published use of the term Australia came with the 1830 publication of The Australia Directory and these first inhabitants may have been ancestors of modern Indigenous Australians. The Torres Strait Islanders, ethnically Melanesian, were originally horticulturists, the northern coasts and waters of Australia were visited sporadically by fishermen from Maritime Southeast Asia. The first recorded European sighting of the Australian mainland, and the first recorded European landfall on the Australian continent, are attributed to the Dutch. The first ship and crew to chart the Australian coast and meet with Aboriginal people was the Duyfken captained by Dutch navigator, Willem Janszoon. He sighted the coast of Cape York Peninsula in early 1606, the Dutch charted the whole of the western and northern coastlines and named the island continent New Holland during the 17th century, but made no attempt at settlement. William Dampier, an English explorer and privateer, landed on the north-west coast of New Holland in 1688, in 1770, James Cook sailed along and mapped the east coast, which he named New South Wales and claimed for Great Britain. The first settlement led to the foundation of Sydney, and the exploration, a British settlement was established in Van Diemens Land, now known as Tasmania, in 1803, and it became a separate colony in 1825. The United Kingdom formally claimed the part of Western Australia in 1828. Separate colonies were carved from parts of New South Wales, South Australia in 1836, Victoria in 1851, the Northern Territory was founded in 1911 when it was excised from South Australia
3. HMAS Townsville (FCPB 205) – HMAS Townsville, named for the city of Townsville, Queensland, was a Fremantle-class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. Built by North Queensland Engineers and Agents, the ship was laid down in 1979, assigned to the naval base HMAS Cairns, Townsville was primarily assigned to fisheries protection and border patrol operations in northern Australian waters. In December 1981, the patrol boat recaptured an escaping illegal fishing vessel, the next year, she was used for filming of the Patrol Boat television series. Townsville was deployed to Fiji as part of Operation Morris Dance in May 1987, Townsville was decommissioned in May 2007. The ship was donated to the Townsville Maritime Museum for preservation, attempts to put the ship on display stalled and the ship fell into disrepair, with the maritime museum acquired by Port of Townsville in 2015. Starting in the late 1960s, planning began for a new class of boat to replace the Attack class, with designs calling for improved seakeeping capability. The Fremantles had a load displacement of 220 tonnes, were 137.6 feet long overall, had a beam of 24.25 feet. Main propulsion machinery consisted of two MTU series 538 diesel engines, which supplied 3,200 shaft horsepower to the two propeller shafts, exhaust was not expelled through a funnel, like most ships, but through vents below the waterline. The patrol boat could reach a speed of 30 knots. The ships company consisted of 22 personnel, Townsville was laid down by North Queensland Engineers and Agents at Cairns, Queensland on 5 March 1979. She was launched on 16 May 1981 by the wife of Queensland Governor James Ramsay, the ship was commissioned into the RAN on 18 July 1981, and assigned to the naval base at HMAS Cairns. The patrol boat has variously been nicknamed The Black Knight Mustang 205, Townsville, like all the Fremantle-class vessels, was primarily assigned to fisheries protection and border patrol operations in northern Australian waters. Additionally, during the construction of the Fremantle class, Townsville was the designated buddy ship for vessels completing sea trials, on 25 December 1981, Townsville was called on to pursue the Taiwanese fishing vessel Yuan Tsun. During 1982, Townsville was one of several Fremantles used to depict the fictional HMAS Defiance for filming of the season of the ABC television series Patrol Boat. Townsville was involved in Exercise Kangaroo 83, in late May 1987, Townsville was deployed to Fiji as part of Operation Morris Dance, as relief for one of the patrol boats sent following the initial coup détat earlier that month. The Australian government decided on 29 May that the situation had stabilised, on 1 June 1990, the patrol boat intercepted a vessel carrying Cambodian refugees off Bathurst Island. The vessel began sinking while the boarding and inspection was underway, with the personnel of Townsville rescuing 45 men,17 women, and 17 children, the following month, the patrol boat was in NukuAlofa for celebrations of the King of Tongas birthday. In January 1992, Townsville was used as the platform from which a team of clearance divers disposed of undetonated bombs found on Middleton Reef, in July 1993, Townsville was used for water flow and cavitation experiments on the vessels propellers
4. HMAS Diamantina (K377) – HMAS Diamantina, named after the Diamantina River in Queensland, is a River-class frigate that served the Royal Australian Navy. Constructed in the mid-1940s, Diamantina was active from 1945 until 1946, was placed in reserve, following her second decommissioning, the frigate was preserved at the Queensland Maritime Museum as a museum ship. She was the last World War II-era frigate to leave RAN service, Diamantina had a displacement of 2,120 tons fully loaded, or 1,420 standard displacement tons. She was equipped with two triple expansion engines driving twin screws at 5,500 indicated horsepower and she had a range of 5,180 nautical miles at 12 knots, with a top speed of 20 knots. For anti-submarine warfare the ship was fitted with one Hedgehog 24 spigot A/S projector and she had a complement of 140. Diamantina was laid down on 12 April 1943 at Walkers Limited in Maryborough and she was launched on 6 April 1944, and commissioned into the RAN at Hervey Bay, Queensland, on 27 April 1945 carrying pennant number K377. She was named for the Diamantina River in Queensland, and was one of eight River-class frigates built for the RAN during World War II. After commissioning, Diamantina sailed to Sydney, New South Wales and these were concluded in June 1945 and by the end of the month she proceeded from Madang to Cairns, and then to the Solomon Islands. Transiting through the Solomon Islands, on 7 July she shelled Sohana Island, at the conclusion of hostilities she returned to the Solomon Islands in early September. The frigate carried Lieutenant General Kanda and Vice Admiral Baron Samejima and she was also involved in the surrenders of Nauru on 13 September and Ocean Island on 1 October, both ceremonies conducted on her quarterdeck. Diamantina returned to Sydney, arriving at Garden Island on 13 December 1945, the ship remained in Sydney until 1 February 1946, when she departed for a patrol in New Guinea waters. Diamantina returned to Sydney in mid-June, and after sailing to Williamstown was paid off into reserve on 9 August 1946, the ship was awarded the battle honour Pacific 1945 for her wartime service. Diamantina was recommissioned as a survey ship on 22 June 1959. She carried the pennant numbers F377, A266, and GOR266 at various points throughout this period of her career, after successfully completing her first oceanographic survey in July, she embarked on her first oceanographic cruise on 20 August. On 20 September, the performed the first survey of the Montebello Islands following the British atomic test. On 22 October, Diamantina carried out the first survey of the waters around Christmas Island, diamantina’s most notable achievement during her second commission was the discovery of the deepest known part of the Indian Ocean on 7 February 1960, which was named Diamantina Deep after the ship. Diamantina paid off from the RAN on 29 February 1980, and was the last World War II-era frigate to serve Australia, Diamantina was handed over to the Queensland Maritime Museum to be permanently berthed in the South Brisbane Dry Dock located on the Brisbane River at South Brisbane. She was replaced in RAN service by HMAS Cook, in March 2006, Diamantina left her berth for the first time in 25 years when she was towed out into the river to allow repairs to the dock, which had been flooded since the seals failed in 1998
5. Sydney RiverCat – The Sydney RiverCats are a class of catamarans operated by Harbour City Ferries on the Parramatta River. Between 1992 and 1995, the State Transit Authority purchased seven RiverCats from NQEA Australia and they replaced First Fleet class ferries on the Circular Quay to Meadowbank serice, as well as allowing services to be extended to Parramatta wharf from 1993. They were named after famous Australian female athletes, although they primarily operate Parramatta River services, they on occasions operated Eastern Suburbs services. Media related to Sydney RiverCats at Wikimedia Commons
6. HMAS Advance (P 83) – HMAS Advance was an Attack-class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy. Constructed during 1967 and commissioned into the RAN in 1968, Advance operated from Darwin, Advance was replaced in 1980, but continued to operate as a training ship until she was decommissioned in 1988. Advance was donated to the Australian National Maritime Museum, which have maintained her in an operational condition, the vessel remains part of the museums collection as of 2014. Initially, nine were ordered for the RAN, with five for Papua New Guineas Australian-run coastal security force. Propulsion machinery consisted of two 16-cylinder Paxman YJCM diesel engines, which supplied 3,460 shaft horsepower to the two propellers, the vessels could achieve a top speed of 24 knots, and had a range of 1,200 nautical miles at 13 knots. The ships company consisted of three officers and sixteen sailors, main armament was a bow-mounted Bofors 40 mm gun, supplemented by two.50 calibre M2 Browning machine guns and various small arms. Advance was laid down by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland in March 1967, launched on 16 August 1967 and it was the third ship of its class. Advance operated out of HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin, Northern Territory between 1968 and 1980, as well as the standard duties for her class, Advance was also used for surveillance, search-and-rescue, and hydrographic survey. During 1968, Advance and sister ship Attack shadowed the Soviet trawler Van Gogh, Advance and three other patrol boats were in Darwin Harbour on 25 December 1974, when Cyclone Tracy hit. Advance and Assail managed to escape damage, but Attack was forced aground and suffered hull damage. During 1975 and 1976, Advance regularly operated as part of Operation Trochus, from late 1977, the patrol boat was assigned to HMAS Waterhen in Sydney for patrols along Australias eastern coast, but was redeployed elsewhere when necessary. In 1979, Advance was one of two Attack class vessels used to portray the fictional HMAS Ambush, setting of the ABC television series Patrol Boat, following her replacement by a Fremantle-class patrol boat in 1980, Advance was reassigned as a training ship. She was assigned to the Sydney Port Division of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve in February 1982, the patrol boat participated in the 1986 Naval Review. Advance was decommissioned on 6 February 1988, and was transferred to the Australian National Maritime Museum, the patrol boat has been maintained in operational condition by the ANMM, as of 2011 it was not open for public inspection. In October 2013 Advance participated in the International Fleet Review 2013 in Sydney, as of October 2014, the vessel is on permanent exhibition and open to the public for visiting. Books Blackman, Raymond, ed. Janes Fighting Ships, 1968–69, no Pleasure Cruise, the story of the Royal Australian Navy. Crows Nest, NSW, Allen & Unwin, Australian and New Zealand Warships since 1946. The Australian Centenary History of Defence, the Royal Australian Navy, Historic Naval Events Year by Year