In a considerable engineering feat, the two halves of a patrol
vessel are manoeuvred into place before being welded to form a
complete hull. Photo: Defence
‘HMAS Gippsland’ expected to be launched in 2024
The HMAS Gippsland is being resurrected, in name at least, as part of a project to replace Australia’s current Armidale Class and Cape Class Patrol Boats with a single class of offshore patrol vessel.