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

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Russell Byers
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 lost their lives. 

HMAS 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, Kuttabul was torpedoed and sunk, with 21 Commonwealth naval personnel aboard.

 

Location

Address:Stewart Avenue, Cantello Memorial, Lieutenant Cantello Reserve, Hammondville, 2170
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.951656
Long: 150.96825
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event Start Date:31-May-1942
Actual Event End Date:31-May-1992

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 31st May, 1992
Front Inscription

   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
                   [ Names ]

             Lest We Forget


 

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