Rear Admiral Arthur Palliser commanding the WESGROUP sweep breathes a sigh of relief having successfully evaded any Japanese patrols. It was now important to locate the Batu Kharu supply convoy to buy the allies time. His flagship, the heavy cruiser Exeter, with the light cruisers Dragon and Durban, the destroyers, Encounter, Jupiter, Scout and Tenedos, heads north straight into a force 8 gale.
Visibility was heavily reduced and WESGROUP searched in vain. Unable to locate the convoy they head for home in Singapore.
Several damaged Japanese ships are drydocked for repair bringing turn 1 to an end.
There will be a delay before I return to this campaign having switched to another era, the Roman invasion of Britain which will be the subject of the next posting.