Friday, November 19, 2010

HMAS Acute Patrol Boat P 81


HMAS Acute special cover for the ship 40th anniversary of commission Cover cancel Garden Island on 24 April 2008

HMAS Acute (P 81) was an Attack class patrol boat laid down by Evans Deakin and Company at Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, launched on 26 August 1967, and commissioned on 26 April 1968.

HMAS Acute was predominantly used for training of RAN Reserve personnel at Fremantle, Western Australia. Whilst on a training cruise in May 1983, Acute apprehended two Taiwanese fishing boats engaged in illegal fishing. This was the first such operation involving RANR personnel.

Acute paid off on 6 May 1983. She was transferred to the Indonesian Navy and renamed Silea .

Would love to get my hands on the FDC.
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