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Third patrol boat for Darwin



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NAVY NEWS INFORMATION

I1ri14 DIATE RELEASE

THIRD PATROL BOAT FOR D I s

The RAC patrol boat HMAS ASSAIL will sail from

Sydney on January 6 for Darwin where it will be based.

ASSAIL, under the command of Lt. J.T. Murphy, will

join the two other patrol boats already based at Darwin, HM.A

Ships ATTACK and ADVANCE.

Deployment of a third patrol boat to the area will

increase the effectiveness and flexibility of surveillance

patrols in North Australian waters.

Canberra 2nd January 1969.