Bravely In Difficulties
Walkers Ltd, Maryborough Queensland
1 September 1972
5 September 1972
8 February 1974
12 December 2012
|Dimensions and weights|
|Displacement||364 tonnes (loaded, 517 tonnes)|
|Range||3000 nautical miles|
|Machinery||2 x Caterpiller 3406 diesels|
|Guns||2 x 12.7mm machinge guns|
|Radars||Racal Decca Bridgemaster|
|Battle Honours||EAST TIMOR 1999–2000|
HMAS Betano was named after the location where HMAS Voyager (I) landed the 2/4 Independent Company at Betano in Timor on 23 September 1942. HMA Ships Kuru, Castlemaine and Armidale (I) withdrew the Independent Company from Betano between December 1 and 3.
HMAS Betano was decommissioned at HMAS Coonawarra on the 12 December 2012 after almost 40 years of service moving large amounts of cargo, personnel and equipment from larger ships to shore. Her last Commanding Officer was Lieutenant Commander William Hooper.