Would you like to know more about Royal Australian Navy (RAN) activities and facilities in Sydney Harbour from 1788 to the present, especially during WW II?
You are invited to join the Naval Historical Society of Australia for a three-hour cruise west of the Harbour Bridge. The Society is a non-profit organization run by volunteers to preserve and honour our naval history. The sites you will see and learn about include HMAS Waterhen, Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Snapper Island.
A comprehensive commentary is provided supported by information and photos on TVs to bring the commentary to life. A complementary booklet with lots of information and photos is provided as a souvenir.
The Cockatoo Island Dockyard built over 38 RAN ships and during WW II completed 31 major battle damage repairs to warships.
The Spectacle Island Armament Depot once held 1,000 tons of high explosive RAN ammunition and was central to resupply operations in Sydney.
The Sea Cadet Company once based on Snapper Island provided training for young boys and girls with many joining the RAN.
Tour Information Departure Point:
King Street Wharf 3, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW
Check-in Time: 09:30am. Boarding Time: 09:45am. for 10:00am. departure
End Time: between 12:30pm. – 1:00pm.
Departure Point: King Street Wharf 3, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW.
Access: Ferry to Barangaroo or Train and walk from Wynyard or Town Hall Stations. Detailed information will be emailed to you approximately 1week prior to departure.
30 days or more – Full refund of ticket value.
30 -15 days – 75 % of ticket value.
14 – 7 days – 50% of ticket value.
Less than 7 days – no refund
Phone: NHSA Cruise Coordinator: – 0451 218 336 (Between the hours 0900 to 1500)
E-mail: NHSA Cruise Coordinator: – firstname.lastname@example.org