TASK FORCE SEVENTY ONE
SEVENTH FLEET, US NAVY
IN AUSTRALIA DURING WWII

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On 1 April 1943 Task Force Seventy One (Task Force 71) comprised:-

TASK FORCE SEVENTY ONE

HMAS Adelaide
HNMS Heemskerck
HNMS Tromp
HNMS Van Galen
HNMS Tjerk Hiddes
(AM21) USS Lark
(AM35) USS Whippoorwill
(PY10) Isabel
(AS20) USS Otus - Tender

Submarine Squadron Six

(AS 14) USS Pelias - Tender
(ASR7) USS Chanticleer - Submarine Rescue Vessel

Submarine Division Sixty-one Submarine Division Sixty-two
(SS198) USS Tambor (SS201) USS Triton
(SS199) USS Tautog (SS202) USS Trout
(SS200) USS Thresher (SS203) USS Tuna
(SS206) USS Gar (SS209) USS Grayling
(SS207) USS Grampus (SS210) USS Grenadier
(SS208) USS Grayback (SS211) USS Gudgeon

 

Fleet Air Wing Ten

(AVP2) USS Heron VP 101
(AVD1) USS Childs Headquarters Squadron       
(AVD7) USS Wm. B. Preston VSO 63

 

Rear Admiral R.W. Christie was Commander Task Force Seventy One in April 1943.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

War Diary, Commander Seventh Fleet from 1 April 1943 to 30 April 1943

 

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This page first produced 17 February 2016

This page last updated 17 February 2016