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Plaque dedicated to the memory of the crew of the three Japanese midget submarines that attacked Sydney Harbour in May 1942. Two of the three submarines were destroyed and their crews killed. The location of third sub was found by scuba divers on the 12 November-2006. The plaque was unveiled by the naval representatives of Japan and Australia.
Twenty-one Allied sailors died when a torpedo, aimed at the cruiser USS Chicago, missed its target and slammed into the sea wall and then exploded under Kuttabul moored at Garden Island. Another torpedo ran up onto the rocks near Kuttabul but did not explode. It was successfully defused and retrieved the next day.
|Address:||Best Avenue, Headland Park, Georges Head, Mosman, 2088|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.834281|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||31-May-1942|
|Actual Event End Date:||31-May-1942|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 19th January, 2006|