Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
232 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Further to my telegram of 12 August (No. 231).
Having regard to the difficulties in making HMAS Perth available, His Majesty's Government in New Zealand now agree to accept HMS Achilles as the sole escort for the trans-Tasman passage to Bass Strait, provided that, if necessary, HMAS Perth is held immediately available.1