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Vietnam Plaque : September-2014
Vietnam Plaque : September-2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

A plaque commemorates H.M.A.S. Sydney III`s logistical support during the Vietnam War 1965-1972.

The need for a sealift capability saw the ship modified for service as a fast troop transport, and recommissioned in 1962. Sydney was initially used for training and a single supply run in support of Malaysia's defence policy against Indonesia, but in 1965, she sailed on the first voyage to Vũng Tàu, transporting soldiers and equipment to serve in the Vietnam War. 25 voyages to Vietnam were made between 1965 and 1972, earning the ship the nickname "Vung Tau Ferry".

Sydney was decommissioned in 1973, and was not replaced.

Location

Address:483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall , Sydney, 2000
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.873251
Long: 151.206705
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Approx. Event Start Date:1965
Approx. Event End Date:1972

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 13th November, 1992
Front Inscription

         H.M.A.S. SYDNEY
          VIETNAM
            1965 - 1972

Unveiled By The Lord Mayor Of Sydney 
ALDERMAN FRANK SARTOR

      13 November 1992
In Recognition Of The Service Provided 
By Logistical Support Group Personnel 
On Board HMAS Sydney 
During The Vietnam Conflict 1965-1972

Graham Joss       Town CLerk

 

Source: MA
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