On This Day
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On This Day - 1940
- April 21, 1940
HMAS Adelaide left convoy US.2 after being part of escort with HMS Ramilies from Melbourne to Fremantle
- April 19, 1940
HMAS Sydney joined the escort of Anzac convoy US 2 off Albany, and remained with the convoy until it reached the Cocos Island on 28 April and was replaced by French cruiser Suffren
- April 13, 1940
HMAS SWAN, (sloop), intercepted the Norwegian ship SOLHEIM off Fremantle, and escorted the vessel into port.
HMAS HOBART, (cruiser), intercepted the Danish merchant vessel AFRIKA between Colombo and Aden. A prize crew steamed the ship to Colombo.
- April 12, 1940
HMAS WESTRALIA captured Norwegian steamer FERNLANE (4310grt) north of Australia and sent her under a prize crew to Singapore.
HMAS MANOORA intercepted the Norwegian tanker HARBOR, and escorted her to Darwin.
- April 9, 1940
AB A. Kennedy, RAN, survived the sinking of the destroyer HMS GHURKA by dive bombers off Norway. Kennedy was the only Australian in the crew.