Title: Steel Cat – The Story of HMAS Brisbane, Vietnam & Gulf War Veteran
Author: Doolan, Ken
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2009
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 208 pages
Comments: The detailed history of HMAS Brisbane from the 1960s to the early 1990s.
HMAS Brisbane was the third and last American built guided missile destroyer acquired by Australia in the mid 1960’s. The warship has the unique distinction of being the only Australian destroyer to have been deployed on active service to two major conflicts during the second half of the twentieth century. She was assigned for active serice in the Vietnam War in 1969 and again in 1971. Twenty years later Brisbane was the only Australian destroyer sent to the Persian Gulf during the 1990/1991 Gulf Crisis and Gulf War.