Somewhere between the hours of 11.30 pm & 345 A.M. the "Wolf" dropped a minefield of about 100 mines, the position being I think somewhere N.N.W of Horsborough Channel in the Hong Kong route, There was a subdued cheer from the mining crew when the last mine was dropped. Ship immediately turned South again at full speed.
Numerous prepare for action calls during the morning, also the topmasts were lowered & funnel raised a little, giving ship appearance of stumpy masts & long funnel, in place of her previous long topmasts.
Ship came right along Java Sea again & at 8 pm entered the Atlas Straits & through into the Indian Ocean. We passed several steamers on the way back, but took no notice of them, going full speed all the time.