ANGLIAN (2) was built in 1873 by Aitken & Mansel at Glasgow with a tonnage of 2206grt, a length of 314ft, a beam of 35ft 9in and a service speed of 12 knots.
She entered service in March 1873 as a mail steamer but was given a black funnel in the following July. Re-engined in 1886 she was downgraded to the South African coastal feeder service.
In September 1884 she was purchased by Huddart Parker & Co. Proprietary Ltd of Melbourne as a short term stop gap for their increased passenger service across the Tasman Sea until a new vessel could be delivered. On 25th October she sailed from Barry Docks in South Wales with a cargo of coal for Melbourne arriving on 17th December when she was re-registered as the Anglian since, at the time, Australian Law did not allow name changes. As a survey showed her to be in excellent condition for a nineteen year old ship alternative plans were made leading to a refit in 1895.
She entered service for her new owner on the Sydney - Auckland - Gisborne - Napier - Wellington - Lyttleton - Dunedin service. In July 1897 she was transferred to the Sydney - Fremantle service but when the Tasmania, her partner on the Tasman sea service, was wrecked she reverted back to that service.
When the Victoria joined the fleet in 1902 she was reduced to an Australian coastal cargo vessel and in 1913 was reduced to a coal hulk, firstly at Adelaide and then at Sydney. In 1929 she was laid up at Berrys Bay, Sydney and on 2nd August 1933 was towed out to sea and scuttled off the Sydney Heads