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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.
|Address:||483 George Street, Sydney Town Hall , Sydney, 2000|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.873251|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Approx. Event Start Date:||1965|
|Approx. Event End Date:||1972|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Friday 13th November, 1992|
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