Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HMAS Maryborough


HMAS Maryborough (ACPB 95), named after the city of Maryborough, Queensland, is one of fourteen Armidale class patrol boats operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The Armidale class patrol boats are 56.8 metres (186 ft) long, with a beam of 9.7 metres (32 ft), a draught of 2.7 metres (8 ft 10 in), and a standard displacement of 270 tons. The semi-displacement vee hull is fabricated from aluminium alloy, and each vessel is built to a combination of Det Norske Veritas standards for high-speed light craft and RAN requirements. The Armidales can travel at a maximum speed of 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph), and are driven by two propeller shafts, each connected to an MTU 16V M70 diesel.

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