Operation Suffice

This was a British naval undertaking by Force 68 of Vice Admiral Sir Arthur Power’s East Indies Fleet to sweep the waters to the east of the Japanese-occupied Andaman and Nicobar island groups in search of Japanese shipping (21/25 February 1945).

Departing Trincomalee in Ceylon, the British destroyers Rapid, Rocket, Roebuck and Rotherham of the 26th Destroyer Flotilla located no Japanese ships, but the ships undertook a gunfire bombardment of the Japanese radar station on Great Coco island, at the northern end of the Andaman islands group, before reaching Akyab in the Arakan coastal region of Burma.