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"THE BOOM NET" Darwin Harbour Submarine Net | 4K [2022]

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  1. NT_Australia

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    Latitude 12°24'44.55"S Longitude 130°49'6.22"E Leading up to the first Japanese air raids on Australian soil on 19th February 1942, the authorities thought, or knew, there would be, or was, Japanese naval activity in the vicinity of Darwin Harbour. And they thought one of main threats was from submarine attack within the harbour. This was sound military logic and accordingly moves were made to defend the harbour and the ships therein. One of those actions was to manufacture and install an anti-submarine boom net that stretched across the harbour entrance from Dudley Point (on the Darwin side) to West Point (on the Cox Peninsula side). The Darwin anti-submarine boom net was the largest such net installed anywhere in world.
     
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