On This Day
1850-1899 > Colonial Navies & RN
On This Day - 1850-1899
- June 22, 1893
VADM Sir George Tryon, a former Flag Officer Commanding Australia Station, lost his life when his flagship, HMS VICTORIA, was rammed by HMS CAMPERDOWN, off Tripoli, Syria. Tryon was found to be at fault.
- February 19, 1893
HMQS PALUMA, (gunboat), floated free from Brisbane Botanical Gardens after being stranded by record floods in the Brisbane River.
- February 6, 1893
During a flood the gunboat HMQS PALUMA (CAPT G. Pirie, RN), the steamer ELIMANG, and the hulk MARY EVANS, were washed up high and dry in Brisbane’s Botanical Gardens. The same disastrous flood carried away three bridges across the Brisbane River and swept 12 other ships out to sea.
- December 31, 1892
HMS WOLVERINE, training ship of the NSW Naval Brigade, was sold out of service.
- September 30, 1892
The Queensland Navy vessel GAYUNDAH, (gunboat), was paid off and laid up in reserve at Brisbane. Her sister-ship PALUMA, joined her in 1895.