The Salloo was built in the mid 1970's* for the Queensland as a Fisheries Patrol Vessel to USL codes by Randall. It was cruiser of GRP (glass reinforced plastic) contstruction with a length of 18.81m, beam of 3.66m and draft of 1.4m. It is powered by 2 Detroit Diesel 8V 92 V6 turbocharged engines with GM gearboxes.
The Salloo was the major Search and Rescue platform for the NT Police, Marine and Fisheries Enforcement Section
The Salloo was put up for sale in 1997 and has since been purchased. In 2012 the Salloo was moored in Pt. Albert, Victoria and is privately owned and is being refurbished by the new owners. We look forward to images of her in her new life.
Upon disposal the following items made up the inventory of the Salloo INVENTORY SALLOO – FOR DISPOSAL WITH VESSEL RADAR, MARINE KODEN MODEL 3630 #36300664 1 GENERATOR PERKINS 4 CYLINDER 15KVA #806220A 1 MOTORS, DIESEL GM DIESEL #8VF047091 1 #8VF048001 1 LIFE RAFT ZODIAC 8 MAN COASTAL TYPE #MP8 1 SOUNDER KODEN COLOUR MODEL CUS-811 #8113970 1 SOUNDER FURUNO MODEL FG11 MK3 #313953 1 GPS MICROLOGIC CHARTMASTER #03720515 1 GPS MAIN HEAD #31612166 1 COMPASS, GYRO TOKYO KEIKI MKES #2564 1 EPIRB JOTRON TYPE 94469 #11199 1 DESALINATOR MEMTEC #160-192 1 FREEZER KELVINATOR 150 #NIL 1 REFRIGERATOR KELVINATOR 335L #016569 1 MICROWAVE NATIONAL BRAND #NIL 1 CRANE HI-AB #23966 1
Americas Cup The Salloo took part in the Americas cup in Fremantle 1967-7. Members of the NT Water police sailed to Fremantle in the Salloo and were sworn in as special constables in WA and performed security duties for trials and racing. Crew: Bill Spiteri, John O'Connell, Greg Nut-Foster, Owen Morris, Peter Budd, Gordon McDonagh (to be verified)
Source of the name Salloo was the commander in chief of 60 Macassan (also spelt Makassan) prows owned by the Rajah of Boni. A division of 6 of them commanded by Pobassoo was encountered near Cape Wilberforce by Matthew Flinders aboard the Investigator in 1803. Pobassoo and Flinders visited each others vessels, talked about each others cultures and shared some port before returning to their respective voyages.
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