HMAS TOOWOOMBA, rescued the crew of the bombed merchant vessel LOCH RANZA in the Rhio Strait, Malaya.
The United States Navy transferred its submarine base from Darwin to Fremantle.
The Cruiser HMAS HOBART, (CAPT H. Howden, RAN) rescued 57 women and children from the sinking merchant ship NORAH MOLLER near Banka Island. The merchant ship had been attacked and set on fire by Japanese aircraft. The civilian survivors were off loaded at Tanjong Priok (Java) the following day.