20th-30th of January 42'
Singapore has faced one attack so far on the 23rd. Japanese losses were high, but forts were brought back to 2. I'm expecting a new attack soon as Japanese forces probably have rested since the previous attempt. All air has been evacuated out.
Headlong retreat continues, Mandalay fell on the 30th. The Commonwealth troops are still relatively intact and keeping one step ahead of the Japanese.
Battles around Sian, a force in the woods easily held of a Japanese stack of 3000 AV. More problems are around the North, where a 2 division stack routed 600 AV coming from Yenan. This is a route along which the Japanese could bring in more forces, bypassing the woods.
Horn Island and Shortlands are taken.
HMS Royal Sovereign will get a very short career in the DEI. I-160 hits her with 2 torpedoes going. Damage is heavy but not enough to sink her. However, her speed is reduced to only 3 knots. She's going to Soerabaja for emergency repairs, hopefully this'll restore some speed and get her in a condition to survive the cruise towards Australia before the Japanese come calling. (Any day now, it's been over 2 weeks since KB disappeared from the Australian coasts and we all know where it's heading)
The offending sub is reported sunk by a later ASW-attack from RN DDs
Seawolf hits a medium xAP, no confirmed kill,
Plunger shoots up another small 160 tons xAKL
Couple of dud attacks
I-26 is damaged by DC near the Western seaboard.