70th Anniversary of Japanese Midget Sub AttackPrint Page Print this page

Heritage plaque marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese Midget Sub Attack on Sydney Harbour. The plaque recalls the historical events of May 31/June 1, 1942, when a special attack force of five large ocean-going submarines launched three midget submarines against warship targets inside Sydney Harbour.

The site was chosen as its lies adjacent to the wreck of the only midget submarine surviving underwater from the raid, M24. The archaeological wreck site is listed on the NSW State Heritage Register under the NSW Heritage Act 1977, and also protected by the Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976.  M24 was discovered by a recreational diving group, 'No Frills Divers' in 2006. 



Address:Hillcrest Avenue, North Mona Vale Headland Reserve, Mona Vale, 2103
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.673922
Long: 151.319014
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
View Google Map


Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:31-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:31-May-2012


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 31st May, 2012
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
Proudly sponsored by UBC Web Design