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The torpedoed stern of the Italian transport ship Orione as seen from HMAS Parramatta, 16 November 1917. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

  • Australian destroyer HMAS Parramatta comes under enemy attack in the Ionian Sea when she comes to the rescue of torpedoed Italian transport ship Orione. Parramatta escapes damage and tows Orione towards Brindisi.
  • Georges Benjamin Clemenceau is appointed 54th Prime Minister of France and French Minister of War
  • Prime Minister of Greece, Eleftherios Venizelo, delivers his radio speech: The British Empire Against Germany