The German submarine U111 was sunk by HMS LADY SHIRLEY, (trawler), off the Canary Islands. Forty German prisoners were taken by the trawler. For outstanding courage in the action, the following awards were made:
- DSO – LCDR A. H. Callaway, RANVR
- DSC – LEUT I. Boucaut, RANVR.
HMAS GAWLER, (minesweeper), was launched at Whyalla, SA.