The Bathurst class minesweeper, (corvette), HMAS DELORAINE, (LCDR D. A. Menlove, RANR(S)), was commissioned. DELORAINE was laid down in Mort’s Dock, Sydney, on 19 March, 1941, and launched on 29 July 1941. Dame Mary Hughes, (wife of the Minister for Navy), performed the launching ceremony.
HMAS NAPIER, (destroyer), took off the crew of the transport GLEN ROY, torpedoed by German aircraft near Tobruk. The ship was later beached.