Darwin's submarine I-124

Dr Tom Lewis

The story of a covert Japanese squadron waging a secret underwater war against northern Australia.

The first attacks on Australia by the Japanese were made by four submarines of the Sixth Submarine Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Together, these 80-man boats laid mines, and then waited in their killing zones for targets to torpedo. On 20 January 1942, it all went horribly wrong.  Sunk with all hands, the submarine I-124 remains outside Darwin today, a testimony to bravery. This 2010 edition features new and improved graphics; a host of photographs, and the complete story of the submarine action, and events through the decades beyond. The sunken vessel did not lie easy. Code seekers; treasure hunters; and potential salvers eventually led to the formation of the Historic Shipwrecks Act.

Soft cover, illustrated, 182 pages.