HMAS Kuttabul

Ferry which had been requisitioned by the navy and was sunk at Garden Island by a torpedo fired from a Japanese midget submarine on 1 June, 1942.

Milestone
Constructed
Newcastle
1922
Destroyed
01 Jun 1942
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Japanese submarine attack 1942

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,
2008

Often warned of the possibility of invasion, Sydneysiders were to experience the real thing in 1942 when three Japanese midget submarines slipped into the harbour, destroying the naval ship HMAS Kuttabul.