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Asian deployment for HMAS Derwent



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DEFENCE press release DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE CANBERRA

MONDAY^ 3 MARCH, 1975 No» 451 / Ί 5

, ASIAN DEPLOYMENT FOR HMAS DERWENT .

(Statement by the Minister for Defence, the Hon. L.H. Barnard, M.P.)

The destroyer escort HMAS Derwent will sail from

Sydney on Wednesday for a five month deployment to South­

east Asia.

The ship will be based in Singapore, replacing HMAS Swan. While in South-east Asia Derwent will make various

goodwill visits, and participate in an international exercise.

Derwent is commanded by Commander M. Ward, and has

a ship's company of 250 officers and men.

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