The auxiliary minesweeper HMAS KIANGA was commissioned. KIANGA was laid down in Narooma, NSW, in 1922. She was requisitioned for the RAN, from her owners, the Illawarra & South Coast Steam Navigation Co Ltd, NSW, on 28 July.
The auxiliary minesweeper HMAS ALLENWOOD, was commissioned. ALLENWOOD was laid down in Wright’s Yard, Tuncurry, NSW, in 1920. She was requisitioned for the RAN, from her owners, A. Taylor & Co Ltd, on 16 September 1941.