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HMAS Kuttabul Plaque : August-2014
HMAS Kuttabul Plaque : August-2014

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The plaque commemorates 50th anniversary of the sinking of the H.M.A.S. Kuttabul in Sydney Harbour by a Japanese Midget Submarine during World War Two and is in memory of those who were killed. 

H.M.A.S. Kuttabul was a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) depot ship, and former Sydney harbour ferry. During the Japanese midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour on 31 May 1942, H.M.A.S. Kuttabul was torpedoed and sunk, with 21 Commonwealth naval personnel aboard.



Address:Stewart Avenue, Cantello Memorial, Lieutenant Cantello Reserve, Hammondville, 2170
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.951656
Long: 150.96825
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:31-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1992


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st May, 1992
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Liverpool City Council

This plaque was unveiled on Sunday, 31st May 1992 by Mark Latham Mayor

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Kuttabul - 31st May 1942

Kuttabul was sunk in Sydney Harbour, at 2300 hours on 31st May 1942 during the Japanese midget submarine attack, with the loss of 21 lives.

This plaque was erected by the community of the City of Liverpool in memory of those sailors lost, as a result of this tragic incident.

The following is a roll call of those 21 personnel who gave their lives

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Lest We Forget


Source: MA
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