Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Adroit – circa 1970s
Maker’s Name: N/A
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Adroit – circa 1970s.
HMAS Adroit (P 82) was an Attack class patrol boat of 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.
Adroit was laid down by Evans Deakin and Company at Brisbane, Queensland in August 1967, launched on 3 February 1968 and commissioned on 17 August 1968.
The patrol boat was transferred to the Fremantle Port Division of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve in March 1983.
Adroit paid off on 28 March 1992 and was sunk as a target by A-4 Skyhawk aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force west of Rottnest Island on 8 August 1994.