Beginning in 1939, the Royal Navy began requisitioning commercial vessels to serve as auxiliary patrol craft and minesweepers. By December 1941 over 50 vessels were in service, and the number almost doubled by the time Singapore fell. For the most part, the ships were manned by personnel from the Malayan Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve and the Malay Section, Royal Navy. Can anyone tell me how these vessels were organized? It would seem logical that they divided into Flottilas or Groups, with separate units for minesweepers and anti-submarine vessels. But, other than a statement that they were all under a "Captain, Auxiliary Craft" I have been unable to find out anything. Thanks for any information/leads you can provide!