A Carley float containing the remains of Able Seaman Thomas Welsby Clark from HMAS Sydney II was discovered off Christmas Island. The body was brought ashore and buried in the European Cemetery at Flying Fish Cove. He was identified by DNA in 2021.
HMA Ships WOLLONGONG and BENDIGO were subject to air raids two or three times daily, starting on 1 February, whilst in Singapore harbour. HMAS WOLLONGONG sailed from Singapore with refugees for Sumatra. She was the last ship of the RAN to leave the port before it was occupied by the Japanese.
HMAS HAWKESBURY was the first ship of the RAN to enter the port after the Japanese surrender in 1945.