Diary May 25, 1942

Japanese pre-Dreadnought 'Asahi'

The Japanese pre-Dreadnought ‘Asahi’ (14,765 tons) was already launched in 1899 in Britain.

WW2 War Diary for Monday, May 25, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: Japanese repair ship Asahi (old battleship) sunk by American submarine Salmon in South China Sea.

Home Fronts

Australia: ‘Australia First’ conspiracy. 3 men and a woman arrested at Perth for plotting to set up Fascist Government; to negotiate peace with Japan, assassinate politicians, Communists and Catholic priests and sterilize the Jews (2 men sentenced to imprisonment June 29).

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