… sight with the lights and the War Memorial on top of hills. Hotels keep open until 9PM. Beer very light. “New Moon” was showing at Perth. Fremantle looks very dirty in most places.
Queen Elizabeth, Mary and Ile de France laid in the stream with Aust. troops.
Nieuw Amsterdam & Mauretania, & HMAS Canberra berthed. Harbour after style of Lyttelton. Came through ??? but has wharf ??? ??? right around the basin. Changed ??? Aust. with a ???.
Friday April 18th
Slipped our cable at 9AM Australian band played us out. Laid in stream with outer boats all night.
Saturday April 19th
Left Fremantle about 9.30AM and were last to leave. Most of the boys arms getting sore. Lovely day as we left on our longest stretch.
Sunday April 20th
Did guard duty all day. Ships had manouvers in afternoon. Put clocks back one hour. Weather stating to get very warm. Arm very sore today, Properly out of sorts.
Monday April 21st
Weather getting terribly hot. Heat terrific down below. Saw whole shoal of flying fish early morning. Some flew about 75 yards. Machine gunners had practice this afternoon. All night heat terrible. Well inside tropics. Arm much easier.
Tuesday April 22nd
Sea very calm little wind at all.
Heat bad. Just one mass of sweat. Everybody same. Nieuw Amsterdam left convoy at 4PM. Destroyers came and escorted them. Think that she is off to Singapore.