On This Day
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On This Day - 1942
- December 30, 1942
The Fremantle-based USS SEARAVEN,( submarine), landed a team of British Special Service agents on Seram Island.
- December 26, 1942
The Fremantle-based USS TAUTOG, (submarine) torpedoed and sank the Japanese freighter BANSHU MARU, off Timor.
- December 25, 1942
The Brisbane-based USS GRAYBACK, (submarine), sank four Japanese supply barges with gunfire off New Georgia.
- December 24, 1942
The Brisbane-based USS SILVERSIDES, (submarine), sank the Japanese tanker TOEI MARU off Truk.
- December 23, 1942
The Bathurst class minesweeper, (corvette), HMAS WAGGA, (LEUT D. K. Cracknell, RANR), was commissioned. WAGGA was laid down in Mort’s Dock, Sydney, 9 March 1942, and launched on 25 July 1942.
The auxiliary boom defence vessel HMAS KOOMPARTOO, was commissioned. KOOMPARTOO was laid down in Walsh Island, Newcastle, NSW, in 1922. She was transferred to the RAN, from the British Ministry of War Transport, in October 1942.
- December 21, 1942
HMAS QUIBERON, (destroyer), took off troops and crew from the bombed and burning transport STRATHALLAN, torpedoed off North Africa.
- December 20, 1942
The Brisbane-based USS SEADRAGON, (submarine), sank the Japanese submarine I-4 in St Georges Channel near Rabaul.
- December 18, 1942
The Brisbane-based USS ALBACORE, (submarine), sank the Japanese cruiser TENRYU off the north-east coast of New Guinea.
- December 15, 1942
HMAS CASTLEMAINE, (minesweeper), beat off Japanese aircraft attacks on the convoy she was escorting on the north Australian coast.
- December 13, 1942
HMA Ships COLAC, BALLARAT, BROOME, and WHYALLA, (minesweepers), landed troops at Buna, New Guinea.