SS Brisbane (1874)
|Owner:||Eastern & Australian Mail Steamship Co Ltd|
|Commissioned:||21 October 1874: Registered at London|
|Decommissioned:||10 October 1881|
|Fate:||Struck Fish Reef off Quail Island, 26 miles from Port Darwin while heading there with cargo from Hong Kong. All passengers and crew were landed safely but within a fortnight the stranded Brisbane had broken her back and had to be abandoned.|
|Installed power:||250 nhp|
|Propulsion:||2 x inverted compound engines|
SS Brisbane was an 85.8 metres long passenger, cargo and mail ship, built by A & J Inglis, Pointhouse, Glasgow, launched in 1874. It was owned by the Eastern & Australian Mail Steamship Co Ltd. On 10 October 1881 it struck the Fish Reef near Quail Island (Queensland), 26 miles from Port Darwin, while heading there with cargo from Hong Kong. All passengers and crew were landed safely. However within a fortnight the stranded Brisbane had broken her back and had to be abandoned.