HMS Encounter served on the Australia Station and was later commissioned into the RAN. She played a vital role in defence of the eastern coast of Australia, and the anti raider patrols in the South West Pacific. She was regarded as “more beloved than any other unit of our fleet”.
It was 1.45 in the morning, Serene and quiet the sea; The Canberra had steamed into Tulagi, With Guadalcanal on the lee. The Aussie patrol was with us With Yankee