The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN Seminar


Lecture Theartre 12, Building 32
UNSW Canberra at ADFA,
Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT


Marking the 50th anniversary of the RAN involvement in the Vietnam War, the Naval Studies Group of the Australian Centre for Armed Conflict and Society will hold two seminars - the first is 'The DDGs in Vietnam & Lessons for the RAN' to be held at UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy on Thursday 17 August 2017. The second will be the RAN Helicopter Flight in Vietnam in October 2017.

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 with a deep understanding of the destroyers service in the Vietnam War.







1300   1300   Registration
13.30 00.10 13.40

Rear Adminral James Goldrick

Professor Michael Frater, Rector, UNSW Canberra





14.05 Vice Admiral David Shackleton The Impact of the DDGs on the RAN
14.05 00.25 14.30 Vice Admiral Rob Walls Naval Operations
14.30 00.25 14.55 Rear Adminral Peter Purcell Technical Matters
14.55 00.15 15.10 Break  
15.10 00.25 15.35 Rear Adminral David Campbell Logistics Matters
15.35 00.25 16.00 Captain David Cotsell Through the Lens of a Junior Officer
16.00 00.25 16.25 Warrent Officer Peter Eveille Through the Lens of a Junior Sailor
16.25 00.30 16.55 Professor Tom Frame Panel
16.55 00.05 17.00 Vice Admiral Peter Jones Closing

Contact Details

Dr Rita Parker
Tel: 02 6268 8906
Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society
University of New South Wales, Canberra

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