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    Singapore Harbor  Republic of Singapore
Singapore Harbor borders the southern coast of Singapore including Sentosa Island and Keppel Harbor. To the southeast is the Singapore Strait.

Wartime History
On February 15, 1942 the British officially surrendered Singapore. The Japanese Navy and merchant ships used Singapore Harbor for the duration of the Pacific War.

Singapore Harbor was beyond the range of Allied aircraft until early November 1944 when U. S. bombing attacks by B-29s began and continued until the middle of August 1945.

During 1943 but the Australian Army Z Forces attacked Singapore Harbor during September 1943 and during October 1943 during "Operation Jaywick". By late 1944 Singapore was within range of of B-29 Superfortress bombers and target until the official surrender of Japan.

Allied missions against Singapore Harbor
September 24, 1943–August 13, 1945

On September 5, 1945 at 11:30am, HMS Sussex entered Singapore Harbor during Operation Tiderace with the flag of the Rear-Admiral Cedric Holland. After anchoring, General Seishirō Itagaki, commander of the Japanese garrison at Singapore was brought on board and signed the formal surrender of the Japanese Army at Singapore.

Keppel Harbor
Borders the middle of the southern coast of Singapore Island.

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Last Updated
March 30, 2020


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