Lat 32° 55' 0S Long 151° 45' 0E Newcastle is located near the coast of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia. To the north is Williamtown and to the south is Sydney.
On June 8, 1942 at 2:15am after crossing Stockton Bight, Japanese submarine I-21 opens fire at the shipyard in Newcastle. Thirteen minutes later the shore battery at Fort Scratchley returns fire, firing four shells that missed the submarine. Undeterred, I-21 continues shelling for three more minutes. In total, 26 HE and 8 star shells were fired by I-21 using a new type of flashless powder, but they caused minimal damage and no casualties.
Located to the north of
Newcastle shares the runway as RAAF Base Williamtown
Located at the entrance to Hunter River Estuary.
Fort Scratchley Historic Site
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February 4, 2018