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    Newcastle New South Wales Australia
Lat 32° 55' 0S Long 151° 45' 0E  Newcastle is located near the coast of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia. To the north is Williamtown and to the south is Sydney.

Wartime History
On June 8, 1942 at 2:15am after crossing Stockton Bight, Japanese submarine I-21 opens fire at the shipyard in Newcastle. Thirteen minutes later the shore battery at Fort Scratchley returned fire, firing four shells that missed. Undeterred, I-21 continued shelling for three more minutes. In total, 26 HE and 8 star shells were fired by I-21 using a new type of flashless powder. Ashore, they caused minimal damage and no casualties.

Newcastle Airport
Located to the north of Newcastle shares the runway as RAAF Base Williamtown

Fort Scratchley
Located at the entrance to Hunter River Estuary.

Fort Scratchley Historic Site

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Last Updated
May 7, 2020


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