Under the command of Captain Griffin, a flotilla of seven British Warships paid a four-day goodwill visit to South Vietnam July 9.
LS. Vietnam navy men firing salute.
LS. British warships HMS Woodbridge Haven.
LS. Other ships of flotilla.
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MS. Vietnamese band.
CU. Woodbridge Haven coming ashore.
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CU Vietnamese navy men helping with ropes.
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Banner - Welcome to Vietnam.
MLS. Vietnam's navy Commander-in-Chief received by Capt. Griffin.
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MLS. British naval ensign.
MLS. Army representative paying call.
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LS. Flotilla in Saigon Harbour.
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Background: Under the command of Captain Griffin, a flotilla of seven British Warships paid a four-day goodwill visit to South Vietnam July 9. As the British ships entered Saigon harbour the Vietnamese Navy fired a 21-gun salute.
When they dropped anchor the British commander greeted the Vietnamese Naval Commander-In-Chief and the Mayor of Saigon, accompanied by other senior members of the country's defence forces.
Vietnam has a small navy which is used mainly to patrol the coastline and prevent unlawful entry and smuggling.