Patrol Boat (TV series)

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Patrol Boat
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Genre Action/Drama series
Created by James Davern
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 55 minutes
Release
Original network ABC TV
Original release 28 June 1979 – 11 August 1983

Patrol Boat is an Australian television drama series that screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Patrol Boat was created by James Davern and two series were produced, in 1979 and 1983, with a total of 26 episodes.

Patrol Boat was about the activities of the crew of a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat which patrolled Australia's coastline. The series was produced with the co-operation of the Royal Australian Navy.

Two fictional RAN patrol boats were depicted in the series. Attack class patrol boat HMAS Ambush (portrayed by HMA Ships Advance and Bombard) was used in the first season, with filming taking place during 1978 and 1979 around Sydney Harbour, Pittwater, Ku-ring-gai Chase, and the Hawkesbury River.[1] For the second season, the crew transferred to the newer Fremantle class patrol boat HMAS Defiance (portrayed by HMA Ships Launceston, Townsville, Warrnambool, Whyalla, and Wollongong).[2]

The series is similar to the BBC series Warship, screened by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation from 1976, before Patrol Boat. Although the 2007 drama Sea Patrol is based on the same subject, it is not intended to be a follow on to Patrol Boat.[3]

Cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

Season 1: 1979

  1. "We Lie in Wait" 28 June 1979
  2. "Rogue Mine" 5 July 1979
  3. "Fish-Heads and Birdies" 19 July 1979
  4. "Another Bunch of Reffos" 26 July 1979
  5. "Follow the Leader" 2 August 1979
  6. "My Dad's a Sailor" 9 August 1979
  7. "Conduct Prejudicial" 16 August 1979
  8. "Don't Call Me Borgia" 23 August 1979
  9. "Incident at Mencken Bay" 30 August 1979
  10. "Which Way's Mecca?" 6 September 1979
  11. "The Enemy You Know" 13 September 1979
  12. "Man Overboard" 20 September 1979
  13. "Never Under the White Ensign" 27 September 1979

Season 2: 1983

  1. "Something Old, Something New" 19 May 1983
  2. "Tango Victor" 26 May 1983
  3. "Nice Day For a Cruise" 2 June 1983
  4. "Hands to Bathe" 9 June 1983
  5. "Cold Turkey" 16 June 1983
  6. "Spoils of War" 23 June 1983
  7. "All the Nice Girls" 30 June 1983
  8. "Make and Mend" 7 July 1983
  9. "Operation Christmas" 14 July 1983
  10. "The Albatross" 21 July 1983
  11. "Par for the Course" 28 July 1983
  12. "A Skunk on the Radar" 4 August 1983
  13. "Beggarman Thief" 11 August 1983

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gillett, Ross (1988). Australian and New Zealand Warships since 1946. Brookvale, NSW: Child & Associates. p. 86. ISBN 0-86777-219-0. OCLC 23470364. 
  2. ^ "Farewell to the Fremantle class" (PDF). Semaphore. Sea Power Centre - Royal Australian Navy. October 2005. Retrieved 6 September 2015. Launceston, Townsville, Warrnambool, Whyalla and Wollongong were all seen masquerading as the fictitious HMAS Defiance. 
  3. ^ Rollings, Barry (5 October 2006). "Navy's starring role". Navy News (Volume 49, Number 18. Retrieved 2007-01-08. 

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