On This Day - 16 May 1917

HIJM Ships CHIKUMA and HIRADO, (cruisers), arrived in Australian waters to bolster naval defence in the area. At that point the majority of the RAN’s warships were serving overseas in the North Sea and the Mediterranean, with only HMAS ENCOUNTER operating on the Australian Station.

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