Dads Navy Days - HMS Warrior - The Ship (Vietnam)

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HMS Warrior in Vietnam

1954 began with new communist offensives menacing South Vietnam, central and northern Laos, and the northeast of Cambodia. On May 8, 1954, the French base at Dien Bien Phu suffered a major defeat after a heavy artillery attack. The French forces in North Vietnam evacuated to below the 16th parallel. Bao Dai wished to lead the country with the support of the United States, but a referendum held in October decided to uphold Ngo Dinh Diem. Bao Dai was deposed on October 26, 1955, marking the end of the Nguyen Dynasty and the beginning of the Republic of South Vietnam.

The war for independence officially ended on July 20, 1954, after the long negotiations in Geneva. In finally gaining full national independence, Vietnam lost its unity. The Geneva agreement signed in August 1954, divided the country at the 17th parallel pending general elections previewed for the middle of 1956. The North became the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under the leadership of the Lao Dong party and the South became the Republic of South Vietnam. In April 1956 the last French troops left Vietnam.

The above extract from the History of Vietnam :- http://www.vwam.com/vets/anticolonial.html

This page is of HMS Warriors part in the evacuation.

Thaiphong (Vietnam) Evacuation ~ 31 Aug - 15 September

A total of 3,188 refugees were taken in two journeys South from Haipong to St. Jaques

There are two figures of the number of refugees. The figure of 3,188 is taken from one of HMS Warrior's 'seatime' postcards. The Presidential Citation gives the figure as 3,221.

HMS Warrior & landing craft - Vietnam - 1954

HMS Warrior and landing craft ~ Vietnam ~ 1954

Vietnamese refugees

Taking Vietnamese refugees from Haiphong to Saigon ~ 1954

Vietnamese refugees ~ 1954

delousing - 1954

Delousing ~ 1954

Wash time - 1954

Wash time ~ 1954

Chow time - 1954

Chow time ~ 1954

Hanger deck - 1954

Hanger deck ~ 1954

Dads Navy Days | A brief history | Documents (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3) | Maps (Page 1), (Page 2) | HMS Gambia - ship (1950), (1951), (1952) | Collision (Page 1), (Page 2) | HMS Gambia - crew (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3), (Page 4) | HMS Gambia - places (1950), (1951) | HMS Gambia - visitors | HMS Warrior - ship (1953), (Vietnam), (1954), (Equator), (Life), (More 1954) | HMS Warrior - crew | HMS Warrior - places (Page 1), (Page 2) | HMS Warrior - planes (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3), | Other ships (Page 1), (Page 3), (Page 3), (Page 4), (Page 5) | Before & After | ARA Independencia (Page 1), (Page 2), (Page 3), (Page 4), (Page 5), (Page 6) | Spithead '53 (Page 1), (Page 2) | HMS Chevron (Page 1), (Page 2) | HMS Liverpool | HMS Cook | Peanut Club | Other Sites

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