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Guardian Class Patrol Boats

  • The Guardian-class patrol boats are a class of small patrol vessels designed and built in Australia for small Pacific Ocean countries.

    The vessels are 39.5 metres long, capable of traveling 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km) at 12 knots, with a maximum speed of 20 knots. They are designed to berth a complement of 23 crew members. They will have a stern launching ramp for a pursuit boat. Austal will deliver the vessels without armament, but they were designed to be capable of mounting an autocannon of up to 30 millimetres on their foredeck, and a heavy machine gun on either side of their bridge.