HMAS Childers (ACPB 93)

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Career (Australia (RAN)) RAN Ensign
Namesake: Towns of Childers, Queensland and Childers, Victoria
Launched: 18 December 2006
Commissioned: 7 July 2007
Homeport: HMAS Cairns, Cairns
Motto: "Serve With Honour"
Status: Active as of 2008
Badge: HMAS Childers.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Armidale class patrol boat
Displacement: 270 tons
Length: 56.8 metres (186 ft)
Beam: 9.5 metres (31 ft)
Draught: 2.7 metres (8.9 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x MTU 16V M70 2,320 kW diesels driving twin screws through ZF transmissions
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h)
Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km)& at 12 knots (22 km/h)
Boats and landing
craft carried:
2 x Zodiac 7.2 metres (24 ft) RHIBs
Complement: 21
Sensors and
processing systems:
Low light optical equipment, communication direction finding and radar
Armament: 1 x Rafael Typhoon 25 mm naval stabilised deck gun
2 x 12.7 mm machine guns

HMAS Childers (ACPB 93) is an Armidale class patrol boat of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Named for the towns of Childers, Queensland and Childers, Victoria, Childers is the only ship in the RAN to be named after two towns.[1]

Childers was launched on 18 December 2006, and was commissioned in Cairns, Queensland on 7 July 2007. Assigned to Ardent Division, Childers is based in Cairns and performs border protection and fisheries protection patrols.