SS Barcoo (1885)

SS Barcoo was a 1,505 gross ton passenger ship built by William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton in 1885 for the Queensland Steam Shipping Company.[2] She was transferred upon merger of parent company to the Australasian United Steam Navigation Company in 1857. She was hulked in 1911 and requisitioned by the Royal Australian Navy in 1914 and utilised as a coal hulk in Sydney Harbour.[2][1]

SS 'Barcoo
Name: SS Barcoo
Namesake: Barcoo River
Builder: William Denny & Brothers, Dumbarton
Yard number: 305[1]
Launched: 10 August 1885
Fate: Scuttled in 1924
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,505 gross tons[1]
Length: 250.1 ft (76.23 m)
Beam: 36.1 ft (11.00 m)[1]
Draught: 15.5 ft (4.72 m)
Installed power: 308 hp
Propulsion: Triple expansion engine


Barcoo was scuttled by naval gunfire on 1 February 1924 off Sydney Heads in the Sydney Disposal Area.[2]


  1. "Barcoo". Clyde-built ships. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2012.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  2. "Queensland Steam Shipping Company". Flotilla Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
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