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Jan 67

21Jeparit departed Sydney on 5th voyage.

 

Feb 67

6First Contingent CDT3 arrived in Vietnam.

8Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

18CDT3 assumed Operation Stabledoor and EOD responsibilities at Vung Tau.

22Boonaroo left Sydney on 2nd voyage to Vietnam (via Melbourne).

 

Mar 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps.

1White Ensign hauled down at 0900 and new Australian White Ensign hoisted in RAN ships and establishments.

1HMAS Boonaroo commissioned at Melbourne.

7HMAS Hobart departed Sydney on first Vietnam deployment.

9RAN detachment joined Jeparit at Sydney

10Boonaroo departed Melbourne for Can Ranh Bay, continuing her 2nd voyage.

11Jeparit departed Sydney on 6th voyage (1st with RAN detachment).

15Hobart joined US Seventh Fleet at US Naval Base, Subic Bay.

27Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

28Boonaroo arrived at Cam Ranh Bay.

31Hobart on station off Quang Ngai province, I Corps Tactical Zone, for - NGFS.

 

Apr 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau, operations in III Corps.

1-15Hobart - NGFS in I Corps.

8Sydney departed Sydney on 5th voyage: 7RAR embarked.

16-23Hobart in Operation Sea Dragon.

20Sydney arrived at Vung Tau: 7RAR landed, 5RAR embarked.

21Hobart received enemy fire north of Cap Falaise (first time under fire).

22Hobart under fire near Song Ma river (second time).

22Sydney arrived at Singapore.

23Hobart left Sea Dragon for destroyer screen of USS Kitty Hawk.

28Jeparit departed Sydney on 7th voyage.

28Sydney departed Singapore on 6th voyage.

29Boonaroo arrived Sydney.

30Sydney arrived at Vung Tau.

 

May 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps.

6-8Hobart in destroyer screen of USS Kitty Hawk

8Boonaroo paid off at Melbourne.

8-26Hobart in Operation Sea Dragon.

11Hobart under fire near mouth of Kien Giang (third time).

12Sydney arrived at Sydney: 5RAR disembarked.

12Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

17Hobart under fire while bombarding Truc Li ferry (fourth time).

18Hobart provided - NGFS for Operation Beau Charger.

19Sydney left Brisbane on 7th voyage with 2RAR embarked.

24Hobart under fire twice near Hon Matt island (fifth and sixth times).

30Sydney arrived at Vung Tau: 2RAR disembarked, 6RAR embarked.

 

Jun 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps.

9Jeparit left Sydney on 8th voyage.

14Sydney arrived at Brisbane: 6RAR disembarked.

15-22Hobart - NGFS in I Corps.

18Hobart in support of Operation Beacon Torch.

22Hobart on northern Sea Dragon patrol.

28Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

 

Jul 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps.

24Hobart on southern Sea Dragon patrol and in destroyer screen of USS Forrestal

27Jeparit left Sydney on 9th voyage.

29Hobart joined USS Forrestal which was on fire in the Tonkin Gulf.

 

Aug 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps. Hobart in northern Sea Dragon patrol.

2Hobart, USS St Paul and USS Blue received enemy fire while bombarding Cong Phu railway spur (Hobart's seventh time under fire).

9Hobart and USS Boston under fire near Sam Son (eighth time for Hobart).

11Hobart and Boston under fire north of Hon Me island (ninth time for Hobart).

13Second Contingent CDT3 arrived in Vietnam.

15Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

26Able Seaman D C Trompp wounded in action in Phuoc Tuy province - first RAN casualty of Vietnam War.

 

Sep 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps.

2HMAS Perth left Sydney on first Vietnam deployment.

6-12Hobart - NGFS northern I Corps.

14Hobart turned over to Perth at Subic Bay.

26-29Perth provided - NGFS for Operation Pershing in northern I Corps.

27Hobart returned to Sydney, ending first deployment.

30Perth - NGFS near DMZ.

 

Oct 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps.

3First Naval Staff Officer joined HQ Australian Force Vietnam in Saigon.

161st Contingent RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV '67) joined US Army 135th Aviation Company at Vung Tau.

17Perth on northern Sea Dragon patrol.

18Perth and USS Newport News under fire near Sam Son. Perth hit by one shell with four sailors injured. (Perth first time under fire).

24Perth on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

30Jeparit left Sydney on 10th voyage.

 

Nov 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps. RANHFV: operations in III Corps.

1Perth on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

2135th Assault Helicopter Company began combat operations.

13Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

27Perth on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

28Perth assigned to northern Sea Dragon.

 

Dec 67

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps. RANHFV: operations in III Corps.*

3Perth and USS Newport News under fire in Bay of Brandon (Perth second time).

13Perth in southern Sea Dragon patrol.

16135th AHC experienced first night combat operations.

16Sydney left Adelaide on 8th voyage with 3RAR embarked.

17Perth and USS Hamner under fire off Dong Hoi. (Perth third time).

18Jeparit left Sydney on 11th voyage.

27Sydney arrived Vung Tau; 3RAR disembarked.

31135th AHC began operating from Camp Blackhorse near Xuan Loc, Long Khanh province.