Project Description

TWO ANL SHIPS CHARTERED BY THE RAN AS AUXILIARY SUPPLY VESSELS FOR VIETNAM .THEN COMMISSIONED INTO THE RAN. THE BOONAROO WAS THE FIRST SHIP TO BE COMMISSIONED UNDER THE RAN’S NEW WHITE ENSIGN IN 1967 SHE ONLY MADE TWO TRIPS TO VIETNAM AND WAS HANDED BACK TO ANL.THE JEPARIT MADE ABOUT 15 TRIPS TO VIETNAM WITH A FULL MERCHANT CREW BEFORE BEING COMMISSIONED INTO THE RAN WITH MIXED RAN AND MERCHANT NAVY CREWS. NOT THE SEAMANS UNION AS THEY REFUSED TO MAN BOTH THE BOONAROO & JEPARIT .THE JEPARIT MADE ANOTHER 25 ROUND TRIPS TO SOUTH VIETNAM WITH THE MIXED CREW OF 38.