The Vung Tau Ferry: HMAS Sydney and Escort Ships - Vietnam 1965-1972

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Rosenberg, 2008 - History - 253 pages
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The purpose of this book is to recognise the major contribution of those many members of the Royal Australian Navy whose dedicated service in the Vietnam war was for so long ignored. These are the approximately 9,800 RAN personnel who, through dedication to the task over seven years transported safely and on time about 15,600 Army and RAAF personnel, along with many tons of weapons, stores and equipment during the 25 operational voyages HMAS Sydney and her escorting destroyers made to and from Vietnam. The book includes: a nominal list of those who served, the dates and composition of the 25 Troop Transport Task Force groups that served in the operational area, and first-hand accounts by sailors and soldiers who sailed in HMAS Sydney and the Escort Ships of the RAN, namely HMAS Melbourne, HMAS Anzac, HMAS Derwent, HMAS Duchess, HMAS Parramatta, HMAS Stuart, HMAS Swan, HMAS Torrens, HMAS Vampire, HMAS Vendetta and HMAS Yarra.
 

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Contents

Prefatory notes
1
Ready for the Korean War
4
Some Facts
18
Visitor from 9 Squadron RAAF
45
Vung Tau Harbour
47
Military Region 3
64
On the Escort Ships
67
Preparing a Wessex
77
From the port quarter
123
The Merson Paper
128
The last Bren Gun?
144
HMAS SYDNEY 196566
147
Views from an escorts Gun Direction Platform
157
Profile of the Task Group Ships
169
Birds on deck
183
The Nominal Roll
194

Diving teams
81
Transfer at Sea Navy style
94
The Entertainer
102
Goofing at HMAS VAMPIRE
110
Recognition Denied
115
Ships Army Staff
234
Ships Army Staff HMAS SYDNEY
236
HMA Ships VAMPIRE QUICKMATCH
251
Other Navy Units
252
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