The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN. 17 August 2017. Canberra.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the RAN involvement in the Vietnam War, the Naval Studies Group of the Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society at UNSW Canberra will hold two seminars. The first is The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN, 1pm-5pm 17 August at Lecture Theatre 12, Building 32, UNSW Canberra,Australian Defence Force Academy campus, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT. The second will be the RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam in October at the Australian Naval Aviation Museum.
Just two years after the first of three Charles F. Adams class guided missile destroyers (DDGs) entered service in the RAN, HMAS Hobart sailed for the Vietnam War. This seminar examines the impact of the DDGs on the RAN, their role in the Vietnam War, logistics and technical issues as well as the human dimension. The papers will be presented by a distinguished array of speakers including five admirals involved with a deep understanding of the destroyers service in the Vietnam War.
CONTACT: Dr Rita Parker
Tel: 02 6268 8906
Australian Centre for the Study
of Armed Conflict and Society
University of New South
13:30-13:40: Introduction. Rear Admiral James Goldrick.
Welcome. Professor Michael Frater, Rector UNSW Canberra.
13:40-14:05: The Impact of the DDGs on the RAN Naval Operations. Vice Admiral David Shackleton
14:05 14:30: The Impact of the DDGs on the RAN Naval Operations. Vice Admiral Rob Walls
14:30-14:55: Technical Matters. Rear Admiral Peter Purcell
15:10-15:35: Logistics Matters. Rear Admiral David Campbell
15:35-16:00: Through the Lens of a Junior Officer. Captain David Cotsell
16:00-16:25: Through the Lens of a Junior Officer. Warrant Officer Peter Eveille.
16:25-16:55: Panel. Professor Tom Frame.
16:55-17:00: Closing. Vice Admiral Peter Jones.