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M24 Japanese Midget Submarine wreck site - Wikipedia
The NSW Government continues to work collaboratively with the Commonwealth and Japanese governments to protect this highly significant site. Wreck of the midget submarine M For over 60 years one of the greatest Australian wartime and maritime mysteries was the whereabouts of the third and last Japanese midget submarine, which invaded Sydney Harbour on the evening of 31 May That night, the harbour was full of allied naval vessels and the midget submarines were on a mission to inflict maximum damage. Two of the midget submarines M22 and M27 were destroyed almost immediately and recovered from Sydney Harbour within a week, but the third M24 could not be found. There were many theories about what might have happened to the missing submarine and many so called 'discoveries'.
It was one of three submarines to the attack on Sydney Harbour on the evening of 31 May , and the only one whose fate was unknown. As M24 is a war grave and a difficult site to dive, access to the site is restricted. In a high resolution 3D model of M24 was produced, providing a map of the wreck in unprecedented detail. We spoke to the team leader, maritime archaeologist Matt Carter, about this exciting project. We took thousands of photographs of the site and then fed the images into Agisoft Photoscan, a software program which effectively takes all the information captured in the images and produces an accurate and scalable 3D model.
On the 75th anniversary of the midget submarine attack on Sydney Harbour maritime archaeologists and technical divers have started surveying the wreck of the vessel that did the most damage. Members of the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the Explorers Club have been diving on the remains of the two-man mini submarine M in the lead up to Thursday's anniversary. Credit: Steve Trewavas. But after its surprise discovery in , a metre radius no-entry zone was imposed to protect the Japanese war grave. Damage at Rose Bay after the submarine attack.