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Australia receives second Evolved Cape-class patrol boat

8th August 2022 - 01:45 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


ADV Cape Peron is the Royal Australian Navy’s second Evolved Cape-class patrol boat. (Photo: Austal)

Austal has delivered the second of eight improved patrol boats to Australia's navy.

Austal Australia announced on 5 August that it had delivered the second Evolved Cape-class patrol boat to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

The aluminium-hulled vessel, named ADV Cape Peron (pennant number ‘315’), has been formally accepted by the Australian government.

Paddy Gregg, Austal’s CEO, said: ‘The Evolved Cape-class patrol boats are not only enhancing the Royal Australian Navy’s capability, but further strengthening Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding capability, which is more important than ever before.’

Austal Australia also has two contracts to build eight of these 58m-long patrol boats for the RAN.

The first vessel, ADV Cape Otway, was delivered in

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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