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Australian Navy Receives the third Evolved Cape Class Patrol Boat

Australian Navy Receives the third Evolved Cape Class Patrol Boat

Australian shipbuilder Austal Limited has confirmed that it has delivered its third Evolved Cape class patrol boat to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This third patrol boat, ADV Cape Naturaliste, gets hull number 316.

The Cape Evolved class patrol boat is 58 meters long and can accommodate up to 32 personnel. Together with the larger Arafura class offshore patrol boats, the Evolved Cape class patrol boats will replace RAN's Armidale class patrol boats.

Furthermore, the Evolved Cape class patrol boats will be used to carry out border protection and fisheries missions, maritime law enforcement, and maritime defence missions.

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