HMA Ships AUSTRALIA and HOBART, (cruisers), were engaged in the Battle of the Eastern Solomons. HMAS ARUNTA, (destroyer), was ordered out of Milne Bay prior to a Japanese attack.
HMAS Arunta I
HMA Ships ARUNTA, KALGOORLIE, ROCKHAMPTON, DOOMBA, MORESBY, BINGERA, YANDRA, KYBRA, and WHYALLA were assigned to convoy escort duties from Sydney as a result of the Japanese raid on Sydney Harbour.
At 2200 hours the Australian coastal steamer AGE, came under attack from gunfire from a Japanese submarine, near Norah Head, NSW. The ship reached Newcastle without being hit. At midnight
The Tribal class destroyer HMAS ARUNTA, (CMDR J. C. Morrow, DSO, RAN), was commissioned. ARUNTA was laid down at Cockatoo Island Dockyard on 15 November 1939, and launched on 30
HMAS ARUNTA, (Tribal class destroyer), was launched at Cockatoo Island, Sydney.