|Photographer:||Clyde Dickens [View profile]||Title:||HMAS ADVANCE P83||Added:||May 21, 2012|
|Captured:||May 21, 2012||IMO:||Unavailable||Hits:||172|
Sydney Harbour, under Georges Heights. 21 May 2012.
See Google Earth 33°50'13.93" S 151°15'45.03" E
Part of escort for HMB Endeavour returning after completing circumnavigation of Australia.
Advance was one of 20 Attack class patrol boats built for the Royal Australian Navy between 1967 and 1969. In the 1960s, Australia became more closely involved in events in the Asia-Pacific region. This led to improved surveillance and control of the enormous coastline, especially the northern approaches. HMAS Advance, the third of the class, was built by Walkers Ltd of Maryborough, Queensland.
Patrol boats controlled illegal fishing, smuggling and immigration, search and rescue, and occasional inshore survey work.
See Australian National Maritime Museum web page http://www.anmm.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=1369