A floating crane raising one of the three Japanese Midget Submarines which attacked shipping in ...

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number P00416.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 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

A floating crane raising one of the three Japanese Midget Submarines which attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour on the night of 31 May 1942. This is probably Midget Submarine No. 14 which was trapped in the anti-submarine boom at the entrance to Sydney Harbour and was destroyed when the crew detonated the demolition charge.