The Attack class patrol boat HMAS BANDOLIER, (LEUT R. S. Blue, RAN), was commissioned. BANDOLIER was laid down in Walker’s Yard, Maryborough, QLD, in July 1968, and launched on 2 October 1968. Mrs Mary Benson, (Wife of CAPT S. J. Benson, RD, MP), performed the launching ceremony. BANDOLIER was transferred to the Indonesian Navy on 16 November 1973, and renamed KRI SIBARAU.
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