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HMAS Perth to visit Perth



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NAVY YEWS INFORMATION

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I .F ,DIATE RELEASE

KIEL&S PERTH T O VIS IT PERTH

The guided missile destroyer I—ll AS FERTH which has been

serving in Vietnam with the US 7th Fleet since September will

return to Australia next month by way of Perth.

PERTH which will have completed her second tour of duty

in the Vietnam theatre is due in Fremantle on April 12-15. She

will sail from Fremantle direct to Sydney where she is due to

arrive on April 21'22

It will only be the second time that P RTH has visited

her name-city. She called at Fremantle after her delivery voyage

from the US in March 1966.

PERTH is under the command of Captain D. T. Leach of

Perth. She has a ship?e company of 333 officers and men.

Her sister-ship HMAS ┬░RISEAE sailed from Sydney last

week to replace PERTH as an integrated unit of the 7th Fleet.

Canberra, 25t h March, 1969.