HMAS Launceston (ACPB 94)

HMAS Launceston (ACPB 94)

HMAS "Launceston" (ACPB 94) is an "Armidale" class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

Construction

"Launceston" was commissioned in Launceston, Tasmania on 22 September 2007, and is the third ship of the RAN to bear the name.

Operations

She is based in Cairns and performs border protection and fisheries protection patrols.

"Launceston" was used for pick-up filming during the creation of the second season of Australian drama series "Sea Patrol".cite news |first=Michael |last=Idato |title=All ship shape |url=http://www.smh.com.au/news/tv--radio/all-ship-shape/2008/03/29/1206207482199.html?page=2 |work=SydneyMorningHerald.com.au, Entertainment (TV and Radio) section |page=2 |date=2008-03-31 |accessdate=2008-04-10] The footage was with the main footage of sister ship HMAS "Broome" to create the fictional HMAS "Hammersley", the ship the series is set on.

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