Waves of Japanese aircraft bombed a convoy escorted by HMA Ships SWAN, WARREGO, VOYAGER, ARMIDALE, and CASTLEMAINE, in the Timor Sea. Despite the concerted attack the convoy reached Koepang, (Dutch Timor), with urgent supplies and troop reinforcements.
HMAS VENDETTA, (destroyer), left Tanjong Priok under tow by HMAS PING WO, for Fremantle, WA.
HMA Ships MARYBOROUGH, BENDIGO, BALLARAT, BURNIE, GOULBURN, and TOOWOOMBA, (corvettes), were set up as an auxiliary naval patrol, by CDRE J. Collins, RAN, in Sunda Strait.
Survivors from HMS KUALA were rescued from Pompong Island, Rhio Straits, by the ex Japanese fishing boat KOFUKO MARU. This vessel was commanded by an Australian Merchant Navy Officer, Bill Reynolds. KOFUKO MARU was later to be used by Z Special Force, and was renamed KRAIT.
HMAS BURNIE, (corvette), landed parties to carry out demolitions at Oosthaven, Java. The ship later bombarded port installations, oil tanks, ammunition dumps and the bridge to Tanjon Karang.