|Namesake:||Bandeong (now Bandung)|
|Fate:||Transferred to Council for Scientific and Industrial Research|
|Length:||81 feet (25 m)|
|Beam:||19.5 feet (5.9 m)|
|Armament:||1 x 20mm Oerlikon|
HMAS Taipan was an auxiliary vessel operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the Second World War. She was the Japanese vessel Bandeong Maru, which was captured off Cape Leveque, West Australia in August 1944 and commissioned on 14 August 1945. She was used by the Services Reconnaissance Department and was paid off in 1945, before being sold to the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in June 1947. She was later sold into private ownership and re-named Shangri La.
- Lind, p.182
- Naval Historical Society of Australia - "On this day" (1945)
- Lind, L. J. (Lewis James), 1922- (1988). Fair winds to Australia : 200 years of sail on the Australia station. Reed. ISBN 0730102165.
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