HMAS AUSTRALIA, (battle-cruiser), captured and sank the German supply ship ELEONORE WOERMAN north of the Falkland Islands. AUSTRALIA fired a shell across the ship’s bows to stop her. A boarding party from AUSTRALIA later scuttled the vessel.
HMA Ships MELBOURNE and SYDNEY, (cruisers), patrolled the West Indies searching for the German armed merchant cruiser KRON PRINZ WILHELM. The German ship managed to elude these patrols and took refuge in a US port.