Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Acute – circa 1970s
Maker’s Name: N/A
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Acute – circa 1970s.
HMAS Acute (P 81) was an Attack class patrol boat operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
The Attack class was ordered in 1964 to operate in Australian waters as patrol boats (based on lessons learned through using the Ton class minesweepers on patrols of Borneo during the Indonesia-Malaysia Confrontation, and to replace a variety of old patrol, search-and-rescue, and general-purpose craft.
Acute was predominantly used for training of Royal Australian Navy Reserve personnel at Fremantle, Western Australia. Whilst on a training cruise in May 1983, Acute apprehended two Taiwanese fishing boats engaged in illegal fishing. This was the first such operation involving RANR personnel.
Acute paid off on 6 May 1983. She was transferred to the Indonesian Navy and renamed Silea.