HMAS WARREGO, (sloop), and the motor survey launches ALERT and BLOWFLY, surveyed Santa Cruz beaches in the Philippines under intense fire from shore guns. ALERT, (SBLT D.L. Cole, RANR) was struck by enemy shore fire. The boat was holed and two crew members wounded. SBLT Cole was awarded the DSC for this action.
HMAS SWAN, (sloop), shelled Japanese fortifications at Open Bay, New Britain.