HMAS BRISBANE UNDER FIRE IN VIETNAM dated 1978 by Geoffrey M Vollmer oil Board, 59 x 50cm.
Has just been reframed and measures 78cm x 71cm.
These works by Vollmer very rarely come up for sale and are held mostly in collection's and museum’s.
In January 1969, the Brisbane was prepared for her first deployment. By March she was ready to go, and departed for Vietnamese waters on the 20th of the month. Brisbane arrived at Subic Bay in the Philippines on March 31st. There she underwent a brief workup to ready her for military action, then was eventually deployed to Vung Tau in South Vietnam, where she arrived on April 15th.
The same night, Brisbane was involved in her first mission; a naval gunfire support (NGS) mission. This meant that Brisbane was providing nighttime harassment fire 70 miles south of Saigon. As her stay in Vietnamese waters continued, Brisbane provided gunfire assistance to the Market Time operation, despite not being deployed directly to this mission.
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