The Queensland gunboat Gayundah, will leave for Townsville to-morrow, for the purpose of taking part in the approaching manoeuvres in Cleveland Bay. The senior naval officer was also anxious to take the Mosquito torpedo boat; but the Premier some days ago intimated that it would be undesirable in the present unsettled state of the weather on the coast to take so small a boat as far as Townsville. This arrangement, we are informed, was made before, and not after an announcement had been made in Townsville that the Mosquito would visit that port.
The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 – 1947) Mon 14 May 1888 Page 4