Australian Naval History on 18 June 1944
RANVR officers serving with the RN, held the following commands:- 1 destroyer, 1 frigate, 2 corvettes, 1 submarine, 1 fleet minesweeper, 4 flotillas of tank landing craft, and miscellaneous vessels such as landing craft, motor torpedo boats, and motor gunboats. In addition, RANVR officers were serving in HM Ships AJAX, ENTERPRISE, GLASGOW, SCYLLA, ASHANTI, and ESKIMO.
HMAS MATAFELE, (stores carrier), vanished without trace on a voyage from Townsville to Milne Bay, QLD. The vessel carried a crew of 37.
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