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Hague June 1942

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Richard E. Smith 1943
Sydney Harbor (Sydney Harbour) borders Sydney in New South Wales in Australia. Syndey Harbor includes Rose Bay. 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. On March 28, 1942 ocean liner RMS Queen Mary enters Sydney Harboris but is large to dock and personnel board a ferry to reach shore.

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
March 28, 2021


May 31-June 1, 1942

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