Mob. 0429965658 Tel. (08) 9495 2880
Address: HMAS Hobart Association WA
PO Box 290, Kelmscott, WA 6991
FACEBOOK LINK https://www.facebook.com/groups/1565718123717561/
The Link below is provided by LCDR Dave Murphy who will be the commissioning XO of NUSHIP Hobart
Click on this Link: https://www.facebook.com/HMASHOBARTIII
Defence Escapes Travel is a licensed travel agency for ex/serving serving ADF members family & friends. They also administer and coordinat Reunions. A 50th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the HMAS Perth II, 4 day comedy cruise is departing Sydney 16 July 15. 300 cabins have been booked and they are seeking to contact any members of our association who may have served on the HMAS Perth and would be interested in joining this reunion.
Home page link : http://defenceescapes.com/getaways/deal/perth
Direct Number Defence Escapes is: 02 4032 8361
HMAS Hobart DDG 39 was commissioned in Boston USA on 18 December 1965 .
She was the second of three Charles F Adams class to be built. The first being HMAS Perth DDG 38 and the third HMAS Brisbane DDG 41
HMAS Hobart was the first warship to be deployed to Vietnam – and indeed served with distinction during her three tours of duty in Vietnam . She was awarded the United States Navy Unit Citation during her first tour of Vietnam
HMAS Hobart was also awarded the Gloucester Cup in 1967 after her first deployment to Vietnam – And before the end of her service she had received the award a total of 8 times – indeed a great honour. This cup is awarded annually to the most proficient ship in the fleet.
The ship was decommissioned in Sydney after approx 35 years of service and was sunk as a dive wreck in Yankalilla Bay , South Australia in November 2002.
This picture of the Commissioning on the 18/12/1965 was sent
In by Graeme Edwards (Commissioning Crew) now living in
Burnie in Tasmania
6" Cruiser Hobart
Cruiser Hobart showing torpedo damage