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ACV Cape Wessel on Darwin Harbour in May 2018
Class overview
Name: Cape class
Builders: Austal Ships
Operators:
Australian Border Force
Royal Australian Navy
Preceded by: Bay-class patrol boat
Built:
2011–2015 (initial 8)
2015–2017 (2 additional)
In service: 2013–present
Planned: 10
Completed: 10
Active: 10
General characteristics
Type: Patrol boat
Length: 57.8 metres (190 ft)
Beam: 10.3 metres (34 ft)
Draught: 3 metres (9.8 ft)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph)
Range: 4,000 nautical miles (7,400 km; 4,600 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Endurance: 28 days
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × 7.3 m (24 ft) Gemini RHIBs
1 × small boat
Crew: 18
Armament: 2 x .50 calibre machine guns[1]
The Cape class is a ship class of eight large patrol boats operated by the Marine Unit of the Australian Border Force.

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Comment by Howard - Liverpool on May 14, 2018 at 14:33

Thats a nice vessel!

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