Walcott: Police Patrol Vessel

Walcott is a long-range 23 metre aluminium police patrol vessel operating the northern waters of Western Australia. Launched in 1998, she was built to the specific requirements of the Western Australian Police who demanded a purpose-built vessel that would be able to berth additional personnel, operate in rough seas and remote areas, and to undertake extended patrols in the State’s North. Similar to other Southerly designed patrol vessels, Walcott features a large aft deck and stern ramp that allows her to launch, recover and stow her fast response rigid inflatable whilst at anchor or underway.

Walcott is powered by two Caterpillar marine diesel engines that drive fixed pitch propellers, pushing her to a top speed of 27 knots and allowing her to cruise comfortably at 20 knots. With over 15,000 litres of fuel on board and the ability to berth crew and additional personel, she exceeds the requirements of being a long range and offshore capable vessel as demanded by the West Australian Police.


Vessel Length 23.0 Meters
Launch Date Jul 1998
Vessel Type Patrol Vessel
Survey Class USL 2B
Builder Western Boat Builders
Construction Material Marine Grade Aluminium
LOA 23.9 m
Beam 6.5 m
Main Engines 2 x CAT 4312C
Propulsion Fixed Pitch Propeller
Speed Max 27.0 kts
Speed Cruise 20.0 kts
Fuel Capacity 15,000 L
Crew 3
Passengers 3

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