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46 Tons (surfaced)
47 Tons (submerged)
78.5' x 6' x 10.2'
2 x Type 97 torpedo
140kg scuttling charge
AWM June 10, 1942
Albert Cross 1964
Justin Taylan 2006
At 8:00pm this submarine successfully crossed the indicator loop at the entrance to Sydney Harbor without being detected. At 8:15pm, this submarine became tangled in the anti-torpedo boom net between Green Point and Georges Head and was spotted by workers.
Recovery of Remains
Postwar, the submarine was returned to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). In 1955 the stern section of M27 and 105mm deck gun from SMS Emden were displayed outdoors at at HMAS Penguin overlooking the entrance of Sydney Harbor.
Since 2001, the complete Type A Midget Submarine (composite) is displayed in ANZAC Hall at Australian War Memorial (AWM). Displayed below the submarine are artifacts related to the May 31-June 1, 1942 midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbor. The display includes the conning tower hatch from either M22 or M27, Type 97 torpedo and the helmet that belonged to Lt. Kenshi Chuma commander of M27.
In the 1970s it was displayed outdoors. Today, it is displayed indoors at ANZAC Hall.
May 31-June 1, 1942
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