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Jan 68

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

3Sydney arrived Fremantle.

3Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

9Perth on northern Sea Dragon patrol.

17Sydney left Sydney on 9th voyage.

20Perth on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

25Perth and USS Bordelon under fire near Cap St. Anne. (Perth fourth time).

 

Feb 68

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

3Sydney arrived at Vung Tau.

9Jeparit left Sydney on 12th voyage.

12Third Contingent CDT3 arrived in Vietnam.

14Perth on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

16Sydney returned to Sydney.

22Lieutenant Commander P J Vickers killed in action, near Xuan Loc, Long Khanh province.

24Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

 

Mar 68

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

11Perth 011 southern Sea Dragon patrol.

22Hobart left Sydney for second Vietnam deployment.

23Perth left Sea Dragon.

23Jeparit left Sydney on 13th voyage.

27Sydney left Sydney on 10th voyage with 1RAR embarked.

31Perth turned over to Hobart at Subic Bay.

 

Apr 68

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

9Sydney arrived at Vung Tau: 1RAR disembarked, 7RAR embarked.

9Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

10Perth returned to Sydney ending first deployment.

13-18Hobart - NGFS off northern I Corps.

18Hobart on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

22Hobart and USS Collett under fire near Dong Hoi. (Hobart tenth time).

23Hobart and Collett under fire near Ke Anh (Hobart eleventh time).

26Sydney arrived in Sydney: 7RAR disembarked.

 

May 68

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in 111 and IV Corps. RANHFV: operations in Ill Corps.

10Jeparit left Sydney on 14th voyage.

20Hobart - NGFS off northern I Corps.

21Sydney left Brisbane on 11th voyage with 4RAR embarked.

24Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

 

Jun 68

CDT3: Operation Stabledoor and EOD at Vung Tau; operations in III Corps. RANHFV: operations in III Corps. Sydney arrived at Vung Tau; 4RAR disembarked, 2RAR embarked.

11Hobart on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

13Sydney arrived at Brisbane: 2RAR disembarked.

14Hobart and USS Chandler under fire north west of Cap Lay (Hobart twelfth time).

17Hobart hit by three missiles fired by a USAF aircraft north of Cap Lay. Chief Electrician R H Hunt and Ordinary Seaman R J Butterworth were killed and three sailors seriously injured.

21Jeparit left Sydney on 15th voyage.

 

Jul 68

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

6Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

25Hobart took up - NGFS station off Da Nang in I Corps after repair of missile damage at Subic Bay.

 

Aug 68

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

6Jeparit left Sydney on 16th voyage-.

13Fourth Contingent CDT3 arrived in Vietnam.

14-22Hobart - NGFS in IV Corps, south west of Vung Tau.

21Lieutenant A A Casadio and Petty Officer 0 C Phillips killed in action near Camp Blackhorse, Xuan Loc, Long Khanh province.

23-28Hobart - NGFS off coast of Phuoc Tuy, III Corps.

26Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

 

Sep 68

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

9Second contingent RAN Helicopter Flight Vietnam (RANHFV '68) arrived in Vietnam.

14-21Hobart t - NGFS between Da Nang and Hue, I Corps.

19Perth left Sydney on second Vietnam deployment.

22-25Hobart - NGFS in IV Corps.

22Jeparit left Sydney on 17th voyage.

29Hobart turned over to Perth at Subic Bay.

 

Oct 68

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

7-9Perth - NGFS near Da Nang, I Corps.

8Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

9-10Perth on Sea Dragon patrol.

10Perth and USS Leonard F Mason under fire (Perth fifth time).

11Hobart returned to Sydney ending second deployment.

20-23Perth on northern Sea Dragon patrol.

24-27Perth - NGFS in northern I Corps.

27Perth on southern Sea Dragon patrol.

28Perth - NGFS in northern I Corps.

 

Nov 68

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

1US Joint Chiefs of Staff announced all sea, air and land bombardment of North Vietnam to cease at 2100 that night. Sea Dragon task units disbanded.

4Jeparit left Sydney on 18th voyage.

9Sydney left Adelaide on 12th voyage with 9 RAR embarked.

12-17Perth - NGFS in II Corps.

17-30Perth - NGFS in IV Corps.

20Sydney arrived at Vung Tau: 9RAR disembarked.

21Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

23135th AHC moved to Bearcat in Bien Hoa province.

 

Dec 68

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

5Sydney arrived at Sydney.

12-17Perth - NGFS in I Corps.

18Perth - NGFS in II Corps.

19Perth- NGFS in III Corps.

20-26Perth - NGFS in IV Corps.

28Jeparit left Sydney on 19th voyage.