Patrol Boat is an Australian television drama series that screened on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Patrol Boat was created by James Davern and two series were produced, in 1979 and 1983, with a total of 26 episodes.
Patrol Boat was about the activities of the crew of a Royal Australian Navy patrol boat which patrolled Australia's coastline. The series was produced with the co-operation of the Royal Australian Navy.
On a very hot day the crew of HMAS Defiance are given permission to swim in the sea ""HANDS TO BATHE"" Sub Lieutenant Rob Matthews is on watch for Sharks. When he goes below to find his sun glasses one of the men in the water is badly injured. Captain David Keating must find out weather the man was accidently shoot becuase of skylarking or he was really attacked by a shark.