HMAS
Bendigo
(II)

HMAS Bendigo (II)
Class
Fremantle Class
Type
Patrol Boat (PB)
Pennant
P211
Motto
Advance With Purpose
Builder
North Queensland Engineers and Agents, Cairns, Queensland
Laid Down
21 September 1981
Launched
9 March 1983
Commissioned
28 May 1983
Decommissioned
9 September 2006
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement 200 tonnes
Length 41.94 metres
Beam 7.70 metres
Draught 5.75 metres
Performance
Speed 30 knots
Range 9,300 kilometres at 5 knots
Complement
Crew 24
Propulsion
Machinery
  • Two MTU 538 series 16-cylinder main propulsion engines, 6,140 hp
  • One Dorman 12-cylinder auxiliary propulsion engine
Horsepower 6,140
Armament
Guns
  • 40/60mm Bofors general purpose gun
  • 2 x 12.7mm (.50 calibre) machine guns
Awards
Inherited Battle Honours
HMAS Bendigo badge

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.

HMAS Bendigo was one of 15 Fremantle class patrol boats
HMAS Bendigo was one of 15 Fremantle class patrol boats

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.

HMAS Bendigo in company with her sister ships, Fremantle, Dubbo, Wollongong, Gawler and Warrnambool.
HMAS Bendigo in company with her sister ships, Fremantle, Dubbo, Wollongong, Gawler and Warrnambool.