• Short Summary

    HMAS HOBART, AUSTRALIA'S GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER, HAS BEGUN ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

  • Description

    1.
    LS HOBART CRUISING OFF CHU LAI COAST (THREE SHOTS)
    0.24

    2.
    CU RADAR, IN FOREGROUND OFFICER WITH A BINOCULARS (TWO SHOTS)
    0.29

    3.
    MS ANOTHER WITH BINOCULARS LOOKING LANDWARDS (TWO SHOTS)
    0.34

    4.
    CU FIVE-INCH GUN
    0.41

    5.
    CU USED SHELLS ON DECK
    0.46

    6.
    MS ACTIVITIES ON DECK
    0.49

    7.
    MS CREW ON DECK
    0.55

    8.
    CU CAPTAIN GUY GRIFFITHS (TWO SHOTS)
    1.01

    9.
    MS SKIPPER AND OTHERS
    1.05

    10.
    CU NAVAL INSIGNIA ON UNIFORM
    1.08

    11.
    MS ACTIVITIES INSIDE NAVIGATIONAL ROOM (TWO SHOTS)
    1.16

    12.
    LS CREW MANNING SMALLER GUN AT REAR
    1.20

    13.
    CU FLAG
    1.23

    14.
    MS TOP VIEW OF DECK WITH GUN
    1.28

    15.
    LS HOBART CRUISING (TWO SHOTS)
    1.39



    Initials CAR/VS/MK/YA/RBI



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HMAS HOBART, AUSTRALIA'S GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER, HAS BEGUN ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE UNITED STATES SEVENTH FLEET OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH VIETNAM.

    THE HOBART IS THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN WARSHIP TO TAKE UP A BATTLE STATION IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THIS IS HER FIRST COMBAT MISSION.

    SHE IS PRESENTLY PROVIDING GUNFIRE SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN MARINES AND SOUTH VIETNAMESE TROOPS OPERATING AROUND THE MARINE BASE AT CHU LAI, ABOUT 350 MILES NORTHEAST OF SAIGON.

    THE HOBART IS SHELLING VIETCONG SUPPLY ROUTES, STORAGE AREAS AND BASE CAMPS. OPERATIONS OF THE HOBART WILL BE DIRECTED FROM THE FLAGSHIP ON THE SEVENTH FLEET CRUISER AND DESTROYER GROUP, USS LONG BEACH.

    THE HOBART WAS BUILT IN THE UNITED STATES....HER COMMANDER IS CAPTAIN GUY GRIFFITHS. HE SAID HE WAS HAPPY WITH THE PERFORMANCE OF THE SHIP AND HER CREW AFTER THE INITIAL ACTION AGAINST VIETCONG POSITIONS ON THE COAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACZX6HOUJZJQG065XHT5CW5X2X
    Media URN:
    VLVACZX6HOUJZJQG065XHT5CW5X2X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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