|Location||Main Bld: World War 2 Gallery: Gallery 2: Aus Threat|
|Date made||c 1930-1942|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Damaged saucepan from submarine attack on Rose Bay, NSW
Bent and distorted hexagonal aluminium saucepan. The aluminium handle has rolled edges, and is attached to the body with four rivets. The tip of the handle has a hole for hanging. The words '99% PURE STRONG LITE ALUMINIUM' are stamped into the metal on the outside. The saucepan has a large hole in the base below the handle and a smaller hole at the front.
Damaged aluminium saucepan taken from the kitchen of a house in Rose Bay demolished by a shell from the large Japanese submarine I-24. The I-24, which had launched the midget submarine crewed by Sub Lieutenant Katsuhisa Ban and Petty Officer Mamoru Ashibe in the attack on Sydney Harbour a week earlier, fired ten shells into the Sydney suburbs of Bellevue Hill, Bondi, Woollahra, and Rose Bay on the night of 7-8 June 1942. Only three shell exploded, one of which fell outside the Yallambee Flats on Plumer Road, Rose Bay, where it caused considerable damage and slightly injured a local resident. As a result of the shelling, many residents of the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney took up temporary residence in safer locations such as the Blue Mountains of NSW.