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Hague June 1942

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Richard E. Smith 1943

Sydney Harbor (Sydney Harbour) is located in New South Wales in Australia. Syndey Harbor includes Rose Bay Borders Sydney to the south. Inside the Harbor are a number of islands including Garden Island.

Wartime History
During World War II, Sydney Harbor was used by Australian and American warships and vessels.

Japanese attacks against Sydney
During the night of May 31, 1942 into the morning of June 1, 1942 Sydney Harbor was the target of three Japanese midget submarines: M22, M24 and M27. Also during the night of June 8-9, 1942 Japanese submarine I-24 shelled both Sydney and Newcastle.

Japanese missions against Sydney Harbor
May 29 - June 8, 1942

Type A Midget Submarine M22
Scuttled by the crew May 31, 1942 at 10:35pm, later salvaged & displayed at AWM

Type A Midget Submarine M24
Sunk May 31, 1942 discovered November 12, 2006

Type A Midget Submarine M27
Sunk May 31, 1942, later salvaged & displayed at AWM

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Last Updated
June 2, 2020


May 31-June 1, 1942


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