Forceful (tugboat)

Forceful was an ocean going tugboat built for the Queensland Tug Company. Forceful was built by Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd in Govan, Scotland and arrived at her homeport of Brisbane, Queensland on 7 March 1926. While she spent most of her career operating along the coast of Queensland, she was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy during most of 1942 and 1943 as HMAS Forceful. During her war service she was based at Darwin and operated mainly in northern Australian waters. Forceful was retired from service in September 1970 and was handed over to the Queensland Maritime Museum in Brisbane on 10 June 1971. She has been maintained in operating condition and makes frequent trips along the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay.


  • Forceful. Queensland Maritime Museum website. Queensland Maritime Museum. Retrieved on 2008-03-22..
  • SS Forceful. Historic Naval Ships Association website. Historic Naval Ships Association. Retrieved on 2008-03-22..

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