ABFC Cape Sorell

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ABFC Cape Sorell is the fourth of eight Cape Class patrol boat of the Australian Border Force.[1] She was built in the Austal shipyards in Henderson, Western Australia.

The $350 million contract for the eight vessels was awarded to Austal in August, 2011.[2] The


  1. Mike B. Bradshaw (2014-08-14). "Australia’s Elegant New Cape-class Patrol Boats Undertake a Controversial Task". Han Ho Daily. http://www.hanhodaily.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=42573. Retrieved 2019-10-05. "The launch of the Cape Sorell comes at a time when the distinction between the patrol boats operated by the Australian Navy and the patrol boats operated by the Australian Customs is disappearing. Their job-descriptions are blurring, and the boats’ specifications are merging." 
  2. "Cape Class Patrol Boats". Naval Technology. 2016-04-11. https://www.naval-technology.com/projects/cape-class-patrol-boats/. Retrieved 2019-10-05. "The keel for the fourth cape class patrol boat, Cape Sorell, was laid in November 2013 and launch was held in August 2014. The boat was delivered in December 2014."