An international fleet of 48 vessels from 10 nations visited Sydney for the Bicentenary of CAPT James Cook’s landing.
Six of the ships were sail-training vessels:NIPPON MARU, (Japan), LIBERTAD, (Argentina), GLORIA, (Colombia), REGINA MARIS, (Norway), ESMERALDA, (Chile), and DEWARUTJI, (Indonesia).
Australian naval vessels involved were; HMA Ships, SYDNEY, STALWART, PERTH, BRISBANE, SUPPLY, SWAN, STUART, PARRAMATTA, VAMPIRE, VENDETTA, QUEENBOROUGH, MORESBY, OVENS, CURLEW, TEAL, GULL, SNIPE, HAWK, IBIS, ARROW, BAYONET, BARRICADE, BARBETTE, BOMBARD, and BANDOLIER.
British naval vessels involved were; HM Ships, OLMEDA, BLAKE, BRITANNIA, EURYALUS, WHITBY, and PLYMOUTH.
Other naval vessels involved were; HMNZ Ships LACHLAN, and ENDEAVOUR. US Ships BAINBRIDGE and BELKNAP. HNLM Ships VAN SPEIJK, and GALEN. NRP COMMANDANTE JOAO BELO, (Portugal), and FNS ENSEIGNE DE VAISSEAU HENRY, (France).
The guided missile destroyer HMAS HOBART, (CAPT R. C. Swan, RAN), fired on enemy positions south of Phan Thiet, Vietnam. As a result of this action 20 enemy dead were later counted in the area.