VIETNAM 1969-70

HMAS Vendetta (II) was awarded the battle honour VIETNAM 1969-70 for her seven months of service providing naval gunfire support. She proved herself to be a more than adequate replacement for a DDG on the 'gunline.' During her five tours totalling 93 days, Vendetta fired 13,295 4.5-inch shells, plus over 400 rounds of 40mm, steaming 21,000 nautical miles in the process.

HMAS Vendetta (II) in Vietnam.
HMAS Vendetta (II) in Vietnam.

Australia's Naval Commitment in the Vietnam Operational Area

All HMA ships, Fleet Air Arm squadrons and operational units allotted for duty in this area during Australia's naval commitment to the Vietnam War are:

HMA Ships

Fleet Air Arm Squadrons

Clearance Diving Teams (CDT)

Note: CDT Three award to be carried by CDTs One and Two whose members comprised this unit, in keeping with current practice.