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During 1971

Jan 71

CDT3: EOD at Da Nang; operations in Military Region 1.

RANHFV: operations in Military Region 4.

4 Jeparit left Sydney on 34th voyage.

10-15Perth in destroyer screen of USS Hancock

16-17Perth - NGFS in Military Region 3.

17-31Perth - NGFS in Military Region 4.

21Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

 

Feb 71

CDT3: EOD at Da Nang; operations in Military Region 1.

RANHFV: operations in Military Region 4.

1-2Perth - NGFS in Military Region 4.

15Sydney left Adelaide on 18th voyage with 3RAR embarked.

16Jeparit left Sydney on 35th voyage.

22-23Perth - NGFS in Military Region 2.

23-28Perth - NGFS in Military Region 3.

25Sydney arrived at Vung Tau: 3RAR disembarked, 7RAR embarked.

 

Mar 71

CDT3: EOD at Da Nang, operations in Military Region 1.

RANHFV: operations in Military Region 4.

1-2Perth - NGFS in Military Region 3.

2-4Perth - NGFS in Military Region 2.

5Perth - NGFS in Military Region 3.

7-11Perth in destroyer screen of USS Ranger and USS Kitty Hawk

8 Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

10Sydney returned to Sydney: 7RAR disembarked.

16Brisbane left Sydney on second Vietnam deployment.

26Sydney left Adelaide on 19th voyage.

29Perth turned over to Brisbane at Subic Bay.

 

Apr 71

CDT3: EOD at Da Nang, operations in Military Region 1.

RANHFV: operations in Military Region 4.

2Jeparit left Sydney on 36th voyage.

5Sydney arrived at Vung Tau.

5-6Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 3.

8Perth returned to Sydney, ending third deployment.

8-15Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 4.

17-21Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 3.

19Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

19 CDT3 relinquished responsibility for EOD at Da Nang to US Army.

23Sydney returned to Sydney.

30 Minister for Navy announced CDT3 and RANHFV would be withdrawn from Vietnam.

 

May 71

RANHFV: operations in Military Region 4.

5Eighth Contingent CDT3 returned to Australia.

13Sydney departed Townsville on 20th voyage: 4RAR embarked.

13Jeparit departed Sydney on 37th voyage.

15-31Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 1.

22Sydney arrived at Vung Tau: 4RAR disembarked, 2RAR embarked.

31Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

 

Jun 71

1Sydney arrived at Townsville: 2RAR disembarked.

8RANHFV pilots ceased flying operations.

16Fourth Contingent RANHFV returned to Australia.

24-26Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 3.

27-30Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 4.

 

Jul 71

1-21Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 4.

3Jeparit departed Sydney on 38th voyage.

21Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

22-23Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 3.

 

Aug 71

12Naval Staff Office, HQ Australian Force Vietnam closed.

15-31Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 1.

18Prime Minister announced withdrawal of all remaining Australian combat forces in Vietnam. Brisbane not to be replaced.

20Jeparit departed Sydney on 39th voyage.

 

Sep 71

1-6Brisbane - NGFS in Military Region 2.

8Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

20Sydney departed Sydney on 21st voyage.

 

Oct 71

6-7Sydney at Vung Tau: 3RAR embarked.

11Jeparit left Sydney on 40th voyage.

15Brisbane returned to Sydney, ending second deployment.

19Sydney arrived at Sydney.

26Sydney departed Sydney on 22nd voyage.

27Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

 

Nov 71

6Sydney at Vung Tau; final army units embarked.

18Sydney arrived at Sydney.

24Sydney departed Sydney on 23rd voyage.

25Jeparit departed Sydney on 41st voyage.

 

Dec 71

8-9Sydney arrived at Vung Tau.

13Jeparit arrived at Vung Tau.

17Sydney arrived at Townsville.