Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Bandolier – circa 1970s
Maker’s Name: N/A
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Bandolier – circa 1970s.
HMAS Bandolier (P 95) 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.
Bandolier was built by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland, launched on 2 October 1968, and commissioned on 14 December 1968.
Bandolier paid off on 16 November 1973. She was transferred to the Indonesian Navy and renamed KRI Sibaru (847).