April 15 (Sun) 1945, Fremantle, Australia

awm Fremantle Harbour 1940
Fremantle Harbour, 1940.

Arrived off our destination soon after 10 o’clock in brilliant sunshine. As our intended berth alongside occupied we dropped anchor outside & waited till tea time. During the forenoon, a shore battery carried out an HA [High Angle] shoot against a sleeve target, with results approaching ours during the early days at Scapa [Flow]. At 1600 weighed anchor and entered the port, securing alongside B shed, starboard side to. As usual on Sundays in this part of the world, the town of Fremantle was very quiet, but there was a little more life at Perth. Half an hour’s bus ride was sufficient to take us there and it proved a very pleasant city indeed. Embarked oil fuel during the night.

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