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HMAS PERTH FULLY OPERATIONAL

Navy News Information

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HMAS PERTH FULLY OPERATIONAL

^he Minister for the Navy (Mr. Don Chipp) said today that the gun mount on HMAS PERTH which was hit "by a North Vietnamese shell yesterday morning was now fully operational. /

Mr. Chipp said he was pleased to say PERTH'S captain had reported that the four sailors who had "been injured were progressing satisfactorily, that the morale of the ship's company was excellent, and that PERTH was fully capable of completing, and was continuing on, her

present operational assignment.

Canberra, 19th October.