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"HMAS Advance" Top 5 Page for this destination Australian National Maritime Museum Tip by cjg1

The HMAS Advance is on display at the Maritime Center. This Attack class patrol boat was commissioned in 1968 and decommissioned in 1988. Advance was one of 20 Attack class patrol boats built for the Royal Australian Navy between 1967 and 1969. The Advance helped shadow Russian fishing boats suspected of spying, followed illegal fishing boats, chased smugglers, provided search and rescue, and helped survey the West Coast. The Advance has a steel and the superstructure is aluminum. It is armed for small-scale encounters, with one 40-mm Bofors gun and two 0.5-inch Browning machine guns to fire warning shots across the bow of a suspect vessel.The Advance is still used during Maritime events but not available for public tours.

I have a love of ships and water vessels, probably due to my Naval past so it is always pleasurable to see such vessels up close and personal.

Address: 2 Murray St
Directions: Darling Harbour
Phone: (02) 9298 3777

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  • Updated Jul 23, 2010
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