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

Maker’s Name: N/A

Condition: Very Good

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

HMAS Barbette (P 97) 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.

Barbette was built by Walkers Limited at Maryborough, Queensland, launched on 10 April 1968, and commissioned on 16 August 1968.

Barbette paid off on 15 June 1984. She was transferred to the Indonesian Navy on 22 February 1985 and renamed KRI Siada (862).