|Place||Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney|
|Location||Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Aus Threat|
|Place made||Australia, Japan|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Souvenir : Small lead model Japanese midget submarine
Waterline model of a Japanese midget submarine Type ‘A Kai 1’ (improved version 1). The model is 110 mm in length. Cast into the starboard side of the model is the wording:"Made from Ballast Jap midget sub' and on the port side is the wording:"Sunk in Sydney Harbour May 31 1942". The model has been cast from lead, into a two part mould, with the parting line running down the vertical centreline of the boat.
This is a souvenir model cast from the lead ballast of one of the two prototype submarines, both of which were recovered from Sydney harbour after their attack in May 1942.