HMAS Bendigo (II)
Patrol Boat (PB)
Advance With Purpose
North Queensland Engineers and Agents, Cairns, Queensland
21 September 1981
9 March 1983
28 May 1983
9 September 2006
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|Range||9,300 kilometres at 5 knots|
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Note: HMAS Bendigo (II)'s history has yet to be researched by the Navy History Unit. Below is a summary which will be replaced once her official history becomes available.
HMAS Bendigo (II) was the 9th of the Fremantle Class patrol boats whose primary role was to conduct fisheries and civil surveillance patrols, protecting Australia's borders. She was one of four boats based in Cairns, Queensland. Bendigo (II) was the second ship to be so named, HMAS Bendigo (I) being a Bathurst Class corvette that served with distinction in World War II.
Bendigo (II) served her final year of operational life in 2006. Later that year she was paid off and replaced by an Armidale Class patrol boat.