Australian Coastwatcher SBLT Cornelius Lyons Page, RANVR, was captured by the Japanese on Tabar Island. Page was later executed.
The tug HMAS ELWING was commissioned. ELWING was laid down in Rockhampton, QLD, in 1933. She was requisitioned for the RAN from her owners, the Rockhampton Harbour Board on 16 June 1942.
HMS JAVELIN, (LCDR Alliston, RN), removed the crew from, and sank, HMAS NESTOR, (destroyer), which was crippled south of Crete the previous day.