Australia made its acquaintance with Japanese submarines when three of them sneaked into Sydney ...

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number 012593
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Department of Information
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Woollahra
Date made 8 June 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Australia made its acquaintance with Japanese submarines when three of them sneaked into Sydney Harbour. Their combined efforts resulted in the sinking of a harbour vessel of no military value. Within an hour or so of their entrance, one of them had been sunk by gunfire and the other two by depth charges. Shown here is the damage caused to an Eastern Suburbs of Sydney home by a Japanese shell.