• Short Summary

    THE AUSTRALIAN GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER HOBART IS BACK IN ACTION OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH VIETNAM AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY AMERICAN MISSILES IN JUNE THIS YEAR.

  • Description

    THE AUSTRALIAN GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER HOBART IS BACK IN ACTION OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH VIETNAM AFTER SHE WAS HIT BY AMERICAN MISSILES IN JUNE THIS YEAR. HOBART UNDERWENT REPAIRS IN THE PHILIPPINES.

    TWO SAILORS WERE KILLED AND SEVEN OTHERS WOUNDED WHEN THE HOBART WAS HIT, DURING OPERATION SEA DRAGON. NOW SHE IS PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR GROUND FORCES OPERATING IN THE HILLS AROUND DA NANG, ABOUT 430 MILES NORTH-EAST OF SAIGON.

    HOBART IS UNDER THE COMMAND OF CAPTAIN KEN SHAND, OF CANBERRA, AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY. THE UNITED STATES-BUILT DESTROYER SWUNG INTO ACTION AFTER AN AMERICAN RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT REPORTED THE SIGHTING OF A VIET CONG BUNKER COMPLEX A FEW MILES INSHORE.

    ALSO ABOARD IS THE AUSTRALIAN NAVAL CHIEF OF STAFF, VICE-ADMIRAL V.A.T. SMITH. NEXT MONTH HOBART RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA AND WILL BE REPLACED BY THE PERTH, A SISTER SHIP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETWLQHD2QSJ4KBTY1MLPD29W8
    Media URN:
    VLVAETWLQHD2QSJ4KBTY1MLPD29W8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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