31 May 1942 - Sydney under attack

#OnThisDay 31 May 1942 Sydney found itself under attack from three Japanese midget submarines that entered Sydney Harbour under the cover of night. The first submarine became trapped in anti-torpedo nets and the third submarine was sunk in Taylor Bay. The second submarine fired on the heavy cruiser the USS Chicago. One of the torpedos exploded near the depot ship the HMAS Kuttabul, killing 21 sailors.


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