Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Buccaneer – circa 1970s
Maker’s Name: N/A
Condition: Very Good
Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Buccaneer – circa 1970s.
HMAS Buccaneer (P 100) 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.
Buccaneer was built by Evans Deakin and Company at Brisbane, Queensland, launched on 14 September 1968 and commissioned on 11 November 1969.
Buccaneer paid off on 27 July 1984, and was sunk by gunfire during target practice on 8 October 1988.