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18-February-2016
18-February-2016
Photographs supplied by John Huth / Roger Johnson

 A plaque commemorates the service of the Royal Australian Navy in Vietnam.

The Royal Australian Navy's role in the Vietnam War is sometimes overlooked by comparison with the Army's larger numerical involvement. As well as serving in ships deployed to Vietnam naval personnel served in clearance diving teams, the Navy helicopter flight, in logistic support roles and in medical teams.

Australian destroyers sailed nearly 400,000 miles in the course of the war and fired more than 100,000 rounds of ammunition. The converted aircraft carrier HMAS SYDNEY carried about 16,000 Australian troops as the famed `Vung Tau Ferry'. Australian Clearance Divers carried out several thousand ship searches looking for bombs and other explosive devices.

A total of eight officers and sailors of the RAN were killed and nearly 50 injured in the 10 years of our Navy's involvement in hostilities.

Location

Address:Brisbane & Albert Streets, Jubilee Park, Beaudesert, 4285
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.990278
Long: 152.995833
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Vietnam
Actual Event STart Date:03-August-1962
Actual Event End Date:29-April-1975
Link:http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-…

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2011
Front Inscription

RAN
Service in South Vietnam

Ships & units allotted for duty
HMAS Brisbane
​HMAS Perth
​HMAS Hobart
​HMAS Vendetta
Clearance Diving Team
RAN Helicopter Flight
Detachment of 723 Sqn
RAN Helicopter Element 9 Sqn RAAF

Support & Logistics Roll
​HMAS ANZAC
​HMAS Boonaroo
​HMAS Derwent
​HMAS Duchess
HV Jeparit
​HMAS Jeparit
​HMAS Melbourne
​HMAS Parramatta
​HMAS Queenborough
​HMAS Quiberon
​HMAS Stuart
​HMAS Swan
​HMAS Sydney
Helicopter flight 
Embark in ​HMAS  Sydney  RAN Band

725 Sqn and 817 Sqn

Escort Roll
​HMAS Torrens
​HMAS Vampire
​HMAS Vandetta
​HMAS Yarra
​HMAS Quickmatch

To the Royal Australian Navy 100 years 1911 to 2011

Source: MA,DVA
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