Sydney Under Attack: Japanese Midget Submarine 31 May – 1 June 1942

Items from the collection: The captured Japanese submarines were the subject of detailed technical analysis. The following two documents are from AWM 124 4/473: Section 2 provides a general description of the Japanese torpedo and Appendix 2 provides a detailed chemical analysis of the oil and fuel used.


Section 2 of AWM 124 4/473
. Report of investigation into a Japanese torpedo, fired from a midget submarine during the attack on Sydney Harbour.


Appendix 2 of AWM 124 4/473.
. Report of investigation into a Japanese torpedo, fired from a midget submarine during the attack on Sydney Harbour.

AWM 124 is from the Memorial's Official Records Collection. The file is held at the Memorial and can be read in the Memorial's Research Centre. AWM 124 is listed in the National Archives of Australia's RecordSearch database