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Location
Singapore Harbor borders the southern coast of Singapore including Seletar Naval Base, Sentosa Island and Keppel Harbor.

Wartime History
On February 15, 1942 the British officially surrendered Singapore. The Japanese Navy and merchant ships used Singapore Harbor for the duration of the Pacific War.

Singapore Harbor was beyond the range of Allied aircraft during 1943 but the Australian Army Z Forces attacked Singapore Harbor during September 1943 and during October 1943 during "Operation Jaywick". By late 1944 Singapore was within range of of B-29 Superfortress bombers and target until the official surrender of Japan.

Allied missions against Singapore Harbor
September 24, 1943 - August 13, 1945

On September 5, 1945 at 11:30am, HMS Sussex entered Singapore Harbor during Operation Tiderace with the flag of the Rear-Admiral Cedric Holland. After anchoring, General Seishirō Itagaki, commander of the Japanese garrison at Singapore was brought on board and signed the formal surrender of the Japanese Army at Singapore.

Keppel Harbor
Located at the middle of Singapore Island's southern coast.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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