HMAS GAWLER, (minesweeper), escorting a convoy for the invasion of Sicily, (Operation Husky), dropped back to investigate a transport which had fallen behind. GAWLER signalled ‘Follow father’. At first light GAWLER’S captain noted the straggler had resumed its correct position. It was the Convoy Commodore’s ship.
The Fremantle based USS THRESHER, (submarine), landed commandos and supplies on Negros Island.
HMAS KIAMA, (minesweeper), was launched at Evans Deakin, Brisbane. The vessel was transferred to the RNZN in 1946.