is a wooden carvel planked single screw line boat built at Balmain in 1983 by Bill King for Stannard Bros Launch Services Pty Ltd for use on Sydney Harbour as a motor launch. Dimensions
- 33ft X 8ft x 4ft.
is raked with the stern
of transom design. Engine Motor
- 56bhp 4LW Gardner diesel. Note - Alan Stannard recalls that it was built with a 48bhp Gardner diesel.
' has the distinction of being the last timber line boat built for Stannards. It was restored in 2001 and was moored at Church Point, Sydney.
By 2006 it had been fitted with a mast abaft wheelhouse and on 26th Jan 2006 was sighted operating near Bradley's Head, Sydney Harbour .
On 20th Feb 2007 the 'Bargo
' was seen operating at Woolloomooloo to view Queen Mary II.
On 2th May 2015 it was sighted berthed at Blackwall Bay on Brisbane Water, near Booker Bay. Information Acknowledgement
- Mori Flapan - Register of Australian and New Zealand Ships and Boats 2015
Any additional information relating to this vessel is gratefully received.
We had travelled to Ettalong, NSW on 20th May 2015 to try to locate the tug Protrude
, also (Koolya or WT85), believed to be the last Wright Shipyards, Tuncurry, NSW built boat to be still afloat but alas after visiting Blackwall Bay, where we believed her to be moored (last recorded there 2007), we came away with no boat and no leads as to her whereabouts.
The journey was not entirely for nothing as in addition to finding the Bargo
in Blackwall Bay we also found the WW2 RAAF bomb scow and 54-ton, 56ft X 18ft dive tender the HMAS TORTOISE
tucked over in the north western part of Riley's Bay across from Booker Bay.