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On This Day - 1941
- January 14, 1941
HMAS Perth, with machinery defects, was berthed at Malta from 14 to 17 January 1941.
The auxiliary minesweeper HMAS TOORIE was commissioned. TOORIE, (ex-SIR ARTHUR DORMAN), was laid down in Dorman Long, Sydney, in 1925. She was renamed in 1928 under Adelaide steamship ownership, and was requisitioned by the RAN in late 1940.
- January 13, 1941
HMA Ships STUART and VAMPIRE (destroyers), intercepted the Italian supply schooner SAN DIEGO attempting to enter Tobruk under cover of darkness. The schooner was later sunk by VAMPIRE.
- January 12, 1941
HMAS SYDNEY passed through the Suez Canal to return to Australia after duty with the Mediterranean Fleet
- January 8, 1941
The N class destroyer HMAS NIZAM, (LCDR M. J. Clark, RAN), was commissioned. NIZAM was laid down in John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank, Scotland, on 27 July 1939, and launched on 4 July 1940.
- January 7, 1941
HMAS NAPIER, (destroyer), arrived at Reykjavik, Iceland, as escort for a convoy.
- January 3, 1941
HMAS VOYAGER, (destroyer), was part of the screen for the battle-fleet which bombarded Italian defences, at Bardia, Libya.
- January 2, 1941
HMAS VOYAGER, (destroyer), joined HM Ships DAINTY, (destroyer) and TERROR, (monitor) in a bombardment of Bardia.
- January 1, 1941
HMAS VOYAGER, (destroyer), bombarded Sollum, Libya.