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Sydney Under Japanese Attack 1942, Anniversary Cruise – Friday 31st. May 2024

Garden Island

Fri 31 May, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

King Street Wharf, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia
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Members, partners, & friends.

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 31st May&1st June 1942 unfolded. The story will be told by expert narrators from the Naval Historical Society of Australia.

A comprehensive commentary is provided supported by information and photos on TVs to bring the commentary to life. Every passenger will receive a complementary booklet with detailed information and photos as a souvenir.

Come join the cruise to learn more detail about that incredible night.

Individual Bookings: – Book Here

Group Bookings (10 or more): -Contact the Cruise Coordinator

Email: – cruises@navyhistory.au or Phone: –  0451 218 336

Tour Information Departure Point:
King Street Wharf 3, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW


Cost:                          Members, partners, & friends – $80 per person. Groups of 10 or more $75

Cruise Date:           On the Booking screen -Select Cruise date from “Choose an option”.

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.

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

Ticket Cancellation Policy:

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

Tour Co-ordinator Contact

Phone: Cruise Coordinator: – 0451 218 336 (Between the hours 0900 to 1500) 

E-mail: Cruise Coordinator: – cruises@navyhistory.au


Fri 31 May
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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King Street Wharf
Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia


Naval Historical Society of Australia
02 9537 0035
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