FB Victoria

Fleet Base Victoria (VIC) can be contacted at fbv(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)taskforce72.org

Representing Task Force 72 in the State of Victoria, centred in Melbourne, is Fleet Base Victoria.  We have sixteen members with some distributed around the state.
As with most club memberships our fleet consists of a mixture of working models and those under construction.  There are a few capital ships in the fleet, with more under construction.  We also have some destroyers, frigates, corvettes and submarines as well as support craft, ocean going tugs and coastguard vessels.

Regular sailing is held at Albert Park Lake in Melbourne on the first Sunday of each month.  We meet from around 9.30am and sail our ships until around 3.30pm, with a break for our BBQ.

Our camp location is in the ‘Swan Picnic Area’ at the Northern side of the lake close to the Albert Sailing Club and behind the Lakeside Stadium for athletics.  Sailing is off the jetty and pontoon area adjacent to the Albert Sailing Club.  If you set your GPS to the corner of Aquatic Drive and Albert Road Drive, you should find us.

The picnic area has the usual amenities plus BBQ’s, some picnic table seating and plenty of big Oak trees for the summer months.  There is small cafe nearby.  We can unload/load models from the sail club’s trailer parking area adjacent to our sailing location.  Vehicle parking is mainly on Aquatic Drive with parking also available on Albert Road Drive.

You are most welcome to come and visit us.

If you require any further information please contact the Fleet Base Representative at fbv(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)taskforce72.org

Albert Park Lake looking South West. FBV Sailing Area is in the closest part of the lake to the right.


Fleet Base Victoria also have additional sailing locations available in the Bendigo area.

Sailing at Bendigo/Eaglehawk – Lake Neangar/Lake Tom Thumb is available on any Sunday, however we do not sail every week, so visitors are advised to check with the Fleet Base Representative at fbv(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)taskforce72.org prior to attending.


Our Fleet Base Victoria Team

Fleet Base Victoria 2017 at Albert Park
Sailing off the jetty at Albert Park Lake
Public Interest at Albert Park Lake
Sailing at Bendigo

Our Ships

Completed models

HMS King George V (1941) – Merv Atcheson
HMS King George V (1941) – Merv Atcheson
HMS Invincible – Kim White (sold)








USS Arizona – Nick Jankovic
HMS Malaya – Nick Jankovic
HMS Resolution – Nick Jankovic
HMS Renown – Nick Jankovic
HMS Marshal Soult – Ed Galea
HMS Cornwall – Merv Atcheson



HMS Glamorgan – Kim White (sold)
HMS Ardent – Chris Thorn
DKM Z39 – Haig Jansz
USS Hart – John Schmidt
USS Twiggs – Graham Smithwick
HMS Snowberry – Merv Atcheson
HMS Vervain – Jeff Brown
USCGC Spence – Nick Jankovic
HMS Triumph – Haig Jansz
Akula – Graham Smithwick
Minesweeper – Nick Jankovic






















Smit Rotterdam – David Schmidt

Models Under Construction

IJN Musashi – Jason Plumridge
USS Yorktown – Chris Thorn
USS Nimitz – Scott Lyons
Anchor Handling Tug Supplier 200 – Haig Jansz
MV Robert F Allen – Peter Dash


We are always looking for new members interested in the hobby.  If you are new to model ship construction and radio control we are always happy to help.
If you are interested, please contact us !

Fleet Base Victoria (VIC) can be contacted at fbv(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)taskforce72.org