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At Rabaul 30th Sept cont

shipped signal man Wireless operators A Bs and a full compliment of hands and had the ship ready for sea at 6 pm. at 5pm. Commander Cumberland of the destroyer "Warrigo" came onboard and told me that Capt Elms would take charge of the "Sumatra" as he had been previously in charge of her under Commander Brown & had experienc of patrol work. I was given command of the S.S. "Meklong" a twin [indecipherable] of about 500 tons at.

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