Australia's Foreign Wars: Origins, Costs, Future?!


HMAS Swan


In December 1941, following the outbreak of war in the Pacific, SWAN was engaged in sweeping operations off Port Moresby in New Guinea and as a convoy escort. In January 1942 she proceeded to Amboina in the Moluccas to assist the civilian evacuation. There she experienced her first enemy attack when she was targeted by Japanese bombers. She escaped undamaged in spite of several near misses.


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