also Nura's shell supply is limited.
(2) Should "Komet" observe "Nusa" carrying out active operations against her, her Captain would either have sunk Komet with dynamite or other means & also would have destroyed wireless.
(3) A German station was directly in line of fire behind "Komet"
(4) It would probably be necessary to shell trenches and gun-pits ashore after shelling "Komet" which would have wasted large quantities of Shrapnel.
(5) The German Governor having already surrendered presumably his yacht should be included in surrender & should therefore not be shelled.
I would point out the following additional points for your consideration:-
(1) Mr Komine (Japanese) of Rabaul was on board "Nusa" and thanks to his help & knowledge of Natives, "Komet" was exactly located. Mr Komine showed great enterprise & an absolute indifference to the probability of "Nusa" receiving "Komet's" fire; he also showed his great anxiety to help us by abandoning his occupation of salving a wreck off the Talele Islands in order to accompany the expedition.
(2) Mr Whiteman of Rabaul accompanied the expedition & it was due to information previously obtained by him that "Talasea" was made our objective.
(3) The Military Officer in charge of Native Labour supplied us