Description: RAN Tally Band – HMAS Cook – circa 1980s

Maker’s Name: N/A

Condition: Very Good

Comments: Royal Australian Navy – Tally Band – HMAS Cook – circa 1980s.

HMAS Cook (A 219), named for Captain James Cook, was an oceanographic survey vessel of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Cook was laid down by HMA Naval Dockyard at Williamstown, Victoria on 30 September 1974, launched on 27 August 1977 and commissioned into the RAN on 30 April 1981.

Cook paid off on 31 October 1990 and was sold for conversion to a merchant vessel.