Australian Naval History on 08 October 1917
- On This Day - 1914-1918
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- Sourced from "Navy Day by Day: Historic Naval Events in Australia and Abroad" written by Lew Lind. (all rights reserved) More information
The trawlers KORAAGA and GUNUNDAL, manned by the Royal Australian Naval Brigade under LCDR F. J. Ranken, RNR, swept a German minefield off Gabo Island. Thirteen mines were destroyed. Minesweepers were not commissioned in the RAN in WWI
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