On This Day - 22 July
- HMVS NELSON, (1st rate), was commissioned under CMDR C. B. Payne, RN.
- RADM John Saumarez Dumaresq, CB, CVO, former Flag Officer Commanding His Majesty's Australian Squadron, died at Manila, Philippines.
- HMAS ALFIE CAM, (auxiliary minesweeper), was commissioned.
- Two torpedoes fired by a submarine under attack passed beneath HMAS NESTOR, (destroyer), in an action 70 miles north of Cape Bougaroni, North Africa.
- HMAS QUIBERON, (destroyer), was completed at J. Samuel White's, UK.
- CDRE J. A. Collins, CB, hoisted his broad pennant in HMAS WARRAMUNGA at Manila, Philippines.
- RADM Peter Sinclair directed the Combined Exercise Agreement Force of RIMPAC 88, from Pearl Harbour. The force was composed of 45 ships, 200 aircraft and 50,000 sailors, airmen and marines.
'On This Day' is based on the book "Navy Day by Day: Historic Naval Events in Australia and Abroad" written by the late Lew Lind. More information.