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Kuttabul Commemoration in support of Legacy – 70th Anniversary of Japanese midget submarine attack upon Sydney Harbour – 4 hour History Cruise

Tweet This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Japanese midget submarine attack upon Sydney Harbour.  In accordance with this, the Kuttabul Commemoration Project was established back in 2010 and a search made to locate a direct descendant of each … Continue reading

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VALE – RAY MAJOR – THE LAST KNOWN SURVIVOR OF THE DEPOT SHIP ‘KUTTABUL’ BY JAPANESE MIDGET SUBMARINES IN SYDNEY HARBOUR – 1942

Tweet Stoker Ray MAJOR – B2993 12 Jan 1923 – 12 Jan 2012 Ray Major from Albany Creek, Queensland, was the last known survivor of HMAS Kuttabul, which was sunk in Sydney Harbour by a Japanese torpedo soon after midnight … Continue reading

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A sad day in Sydney’s history – We remember Able Seaman Neil Frederick ROBERTS – HMAS Kuttabul Veteran

Tweet Neil Frederick ROBERTS was born on the 4th of September, 1923 at North Sydney in New South Wales.  According to the World War Two Nominal Roll, he enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy on the 24th of November, 1941. … Continue reading

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“Guns Loaded, Target In Sight!” – Major Ralph Shelley MANSFIELD, Battery Commander – Middle Head Gun Battery the night that Sydney Harbour was Attacked!

Tweet Major Ralph Shelley MANSFIELD was battery commander of the guns at Middle Head (Sydney Harbour) on the night that the Japanese midget submarine attack took place on the 31st of May, 1942.  Born on the 12th of March, 1915 … Continue reading

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Ship’s bell from HMAS Kuttabul found – But is it authentic?

Tweet A ship’s bell which bears the inscription “HMAS Kuttabul” has been located for sale in 2011 at an auction house in the Illawarra.  Is it an authentic piece of militaria which has a direct association with the depot ship … Continue reading

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