Convoy ZK.8

‘On 18th May Tromp and Arunta … left Sydney escorting convoy “ZK.8” of four ships – the Dutch Bantam (9312 tons), Bontekoe (5,033 tons), Van Heemskerk (2996 tons) and Van Heutz (4,552 tons) – carrying 4,735 troops of the Australian 14th Brigade to reinforce Port Moresby.  They reached their destination without incident at the end of the month.

‘Royal Australian Navy.  1942-1945’ G. Herman Gill. Australian War Memorial, Canberra.  1968.

HMAS Arunta

Starboard lookout, HMAS Arunta

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