On This Day - 30 March
- The Australian Naval Board in a letter to the Government stated, "the control of sea communications in Australian waters must depend basically on the strength of the British Fleet".
- The Mediterranean Fleet returned to a vociferous welcome from ships at Alexandria after the Battle of Matapan. HMA Ships PERTH, STUART, and VENDETTA were detached after the battle to escort convoys to Greece.
- The Brisbane-based USS TUNA, (submarine), sank the Japanese transport KUROHIME MARU in the Admiralty Islands.
- HMAS BRISBANE, (guided missile destroyer), relieved sister ship HMAS PERTH at Subic Bay, for duty in Vietnam.
- HMAS PALUMA, (survey vessel), was paid off for disposal at Sydney. She was then sold to a Queensland based company who renamed her MATLOCK, and used her for hydrographic work, however, the vessel has since changed ownership a number of times.
'On This Day' is based on the book "Navy Day by Day: Historic Naval Events in Australia and Abroad" written by the late Lew Lind. More information.