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80th Anniversary Cruise: Sydney under Japanese Attack – 3 Jun 2022

Fri 3 Jun, 2022, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia
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The 1942 Japanese midget submarine attack on ships in Sydney Harbour remains a topical subject. However, many Sydneysiders know little about this watershed event. It was the first attack on Sydney and its impact changed Australia from a quiet backwater of the Second World War to a vital springboard for the defeat of Japan.

This cruise will provide a detailed description of events leading up to and during the attack.

Your cruise boat will take you to sites on the Harbour where key events occurred and a comprehensive description of how those events during the fateful night of 31 May/1 June 1942 unfolded. The story will be told by expert narrators from the Naval Historical Society.

The commentary on this cruise is supported by a complimentary booklet of photos to bring the story to life.

Morning tea and snacks will be available during the cruise which starts at 10 am from King Street wharf and finishes at the same place at 1 pm.

Tour Information

Departure Point:
King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW

Vessel: MV BENNELONG operated by Caprice Charter Cruises Pty Ltd.

Check-in Time: 09:30am
Boarding Time: 09:45pm for 10:00am DEPARTURE
End Time: 1:00pm

Access: Ferry, Train and walk from Town Hall or Wynyard Stations.
Refreshments: Morning tea is included.


Individuals: $75 per person.
Groups: $65 per person.

Note: Minimum group size is 10 people. Use coupon code CRUISE10 at checkout to receive discounted group rate.

COVID Protocols: Pre boarding checks and onboard procedures as determined by the operator.

SPECIAL NOTE: As this event is being conducted by the Naval Historical Society of Australia which is a ‘not for profit’ organisation the cruise can only proceed if sufficient tickets are sold to cover boat charter costs. In the most unlikely event that sufficient tickets are not sold, a decision will be made 14 days prior to the event on whether to proceed or not. Naturally all concerned will be advised and a full refund will be made to ticket holders if a negative decision is made.

Cancellation Policy

-25 % on 30 days
-50% on 15 days
-100% on 7 days

Tour Co-ordinator Contact

Phone: 0451 218 408 (Tuesday and Thursday only 0900 to 1500)
E-mail: tours@navyhistory.au


Fri 3 Jun, 2022
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Naval Historical Society of Australia
02 9537 0035
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King Street Wharf
Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia
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