U3A Anniversary Cruise: Sydney Under Japanese Attack – 30th. May 2024


Members, family, partners, & friends of U3A

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.

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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.

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

Vessel: MV BENNELONG  – Caprice Charter Cruises Pty Ltd.

Cruise Date: –          Thursday 30th. May 2024

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.

A delicious morning tea will be available during the cruise

Tour Co-ordinator Contact : – 

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

As this event is being conducted by the Naval Historical Society of Australia 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.

Ticket Cancellation Policy
More than 30 days full refund of ticket.         30 -15 days – 75 % of ticket value
14 – 7 days – 50% of ticket value.         Less than 7 days – no refund