U3A – Navy in Sydney Harbour Cruise, West – 28 September 2023

$75.00

Members of U3A, family and friends

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 sites you will see and learn about include HMAS Waterhen, Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Snapper Island.

Tour Co-ordinator Contact: –

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

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A comprehensive commentary is provided supported by information and photos on TVs to bring the commentary to life

The sites you will see and learn about include HMAS Waterhen, Cockatoo Island, Spectacle Island and Snapper Island.

HMAS WATERHEN. The Navy mine warfare and clearance diving base.

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.

Snapper Island. The Sea Cadet Company once based on Snapper Island provided training for young boys and girls with many joining the RAN.

A virtual tour of HMAS VAMPIRE to learn what life was like on board at “action stations” on a Daring class destroyer.

. A complementary booklet with lots of information and photos is provided as a souvenir.

 

Departure Point: King Street Wharf 3, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW [View on google maps]

Cruise Dates:           Thursday 28th.  September 2023 

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 1 week prior to departure.

Refreshments: A delicious morning tea is included.

Tour Co-ordinator Contact : – 

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

Vessel: MV BENNELONG  – Caprice Charter Cruises Pty Ltd.

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 not being 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

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