On This Day
1960-1975 > Vietnam era
On This Day - 1960-1975
- October 5, 1975
HMAS SYDNEY, (aircraft carrier and fast troop transport), was sold for breaking up in South Korea.
- September 15, 1975
HMS ODIN, the last Royal Navy submarine to serve with the Australian Submarine Flotilla, sailed from Sydney.
- September 12, 1975
HMAS FLINDERS, (survey ship), completed the RAN’s first survey controlled by a satellite navigation system, off the coast of Bougainville
- September 5, 1975
Two armament workers were killed in an explosion at the RAN’s Armament Depot, at Newington, Sydney. The accident occurred during the testing of a torpedo firing pistol.
- July 20, 1975
CAPT A. S. Rosenthal, DSO and Bar, OBE, RAN, died in Melbourne.