Darwin's Submarine I-124

The Story of a Covert Japanese Squadron Waging a Secret Underwater War Against Northern Australia

Tom Lewis

The first attacks on Australia by the Japanese were made by four submarines of the Sixth Submarine Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Together, these 80-man boats laid mines, and then waited in their killing zones for targets to torpedo. On 20 January 1942, it all went horribly wrong.
Date Published :
April 2010
Language:
English
Illustration :
fully illustrated, color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9780957735194
Pages : 182
Dimensions : 9.84 X 6.93 inches
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Overview
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The first attacks on Australia by the Japanese were made by four submarines of the Sixth Submarine Squadron of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Together, these 80-man boats laid mines, and then waited in their killing zones for targets to torpedo. On 20 January 1942, it all went horribly wrong. Sunk with all hands, the submarine I-124 remains outside Darwin today, testimony to bravery but also to folly.

Avonmore Books’ new edition of a 1990s work features new and improved graphics, a host of photographs, and the complete story of the submarine action and events through the decades beyond – for the sunken vessel did not lie easy. Code seekers, treasure hunters, and potential salvors eventually led to the formation of the Historic Shipwrecks Act.

About The Author
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Dr Tom Lewis Originally working as a High School teacher, Dr Tom Lewis OAM served as an officer of the Royal Australian Navy where he saw active service in the Middle East. Tom has written nine other history books, with his most recent being Zero Hour in Broome, and Darwin’s Submarine I-124. In 2003 Tom was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for meritorious service to the Royal Australian Navy, particularly in the promotion of Australian naval history.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Foreward
Explanatory Notes
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. A Submarine’s Story in War and Peace
Chapter 2. A Darwin Sketch
Chapter 3. Naval Combatants – Submarine versus Corvette
Chapter 4. A Strategic Picture
Chapter 5. Combat Leaders
Chapter 6. Battle!
Chapter 7. Death on the Seabed
Chapter 8. A Second Submarine?
Chapter 9. Codes and HMAS Sydney?
Chapter 10. The Salvage Attempt Begins
Chapter 11. Between Sinking and Salvage
Chapter 12. The 1970s and Salvage Attempts
Chapter 13. A Series of Visitors
Chapter 14. Mercury and a proposal to raise
Chapter 15. I-124 Today
Appendices
References
Index

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