- Francis, Richard
- Ship histories and stories, Post WWII
- RAN Ships
- HMAS Teal, HMAS Hawk, HMAS Curlew, HMAS Gull, HMAS Snipe, HMAS Ibis
- December 2003 edition of the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved)
However, a further complication was the later establishment of a ‘Barter Triangle’ area to the NW of Singapore in the beginning of the Malacca Strait. Here small trading vessels could engage in the well-established barter trade between Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia during the day, but a strict curfew was imposed at night. Inevitably some traders, possible smugglers and certainly a few infiltrators chose occasionally to ignore this and could be considered fair game for patrol vessels of the Commonwealth Navies. However, all suspect vessels intercepted received the same treatment. Frequently warning of suspected infiltration was forthcoming from the shore authorities, but rarely was any feedback received after captures had been made, owing to general ignorance of naval requirements or possibly internal jealousies on the part of the police/customs/internal security forces ashore.
RAN Day by Day by Lew Lind (Kangaroo Press 1996)
Up Top by Jeffrey Grey (Allen and Unwin 1998)
Hands to Boarding Stations by J.D. Foster (Kangaroo Press 2002)
The Oxford Illustrated History of the Royal Navy, J. R. Hill (Oxford University Press 1995)
Author’s personal recollections.