Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Attack – circa 1970s

Maker’s Name: N/A

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Attack – circa 1970s.

HMAS Attack (P 90) was the lead ship of the Attack class patrol boats used 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.

Attack was built by Evans Deakin and Company at Brisbane, Queensland, launched on 8 April, 1967 and commissioned on 17 November, 1967. Although lead ship of the class, Attack was the second ship commissioned into the RAN, four days behind HMAS Aitape.