RADM P. E. F. P. Grant, First Naval Member, tendered his resignation. His resignation was in protest to the Australian Government demanding the Admiralty release five sailors gaoled for participation in a mutiny aboard HMAS AUSTRALIA, (battle-cruiser), at Fremantle, WA. Nine days later the Commodore Commanding His Majesty’s Australian Squadron, (CDRE J. S. Dumaresq), joined the Admiral. The Government stood firm on its demand, and the sailors were released on 20 December. Both officers withdrew their resignations on 13 February, after receiving conciliatory letters from the Prime Minister, Mr. W. M. Hughes.
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