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GLOUCESTER CUP WON BY FRIGATE
The frigate H.M.A.S. Shoal- haven has been awaked the
Duke of Gloucester Cup for the highest standard of seamanship efficiency in the R.A.N.
The Shoalhaven is only 1500
tons, and has a complement of about 100 officers and men.
In the competition for the cup she had as rivals all ships in the Australian squadron, including
HMAS Australia of 10,000 tons and a complement of 730 officers and men.
The Shoalhaven is at present
in Sydney. She has been on duty in New Guinea waters.
The Navy Department said to-
day that the Gloucester Cup Cup would be presented at a cere- mony on the frigate by Rear- Admiral H. B. Farncombe, Flag Officer commanding the Austra-