Australian commandos attacking Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbour, September 1943

Place Asia: Singapore, Singapore Harbour
Accession Number ART27649
Collection type Art
Measurement framed: 239 cm x 167 cm x 12 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Adams, Dennis
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1970
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC

Dennis Adams was commissioned to depict Operation Jaywick, a bold raid by members of Special Operations Australia from Z Special Unit. Fifteen men under the command of a British officer, Major Ivan Lyon, sailed from Australia to attack Japanese ships in Singapore Harbour. Lieutenant Robert "Bob" Page and Able Seaman Arthur "Jo" Jones are shown placing limpet mines on a ship's hull. Seven Japanese ships were sunk or badly damaged as a result of the raid.

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