HMAS Advance (P-83) was an Australian Attack-class patrol boat laid down by Evans Deakin and Company at Brisbane in Queensland in March 1967, launched on 16 August 1967, and commissioned on 24 January 1968.
During her career, Advance performed many duties, including costal surveillance, customs and immigration enforcement, training, and rescue.
Advance was paid off on 6 February 1988 and was transferred to the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour in Sydney.
Advance portrayed the fictional HMAS Ambush in in the ABC TV series Patrol Boat.
By kjfitz @ 2007-02-28 00:50:59