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The plaque commemorates 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 submarines 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
Long: 151.257456
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-1942


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 19th January, 2006
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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