Lecture: Turning the Tide of the Pacific War from WA

Fri 20 Apr 2018


WA Maritime Museum

Turning the tide of the Pacific War from Western Australia - The Fremantle and Albany Submarine Bases is one of two fascinating lectures from Commodore Bob Trotter OAM RAN (Ret’d) on some of WA’s most famous stories...and less well known maritime stories

Between 1942 - 45 Fremantle was the second largest submarine base in the world. Some 167 U.S., Dutch, and British submarines conducted one of the most effective submarine operations in history. The existence of the Allied operations from Fremantle and Albany was not widely known, and yet its effect was critical. These submarines strangled Japanese maritime communications so that Japan could not re-supply its deployed forces or feed its own population.

This is a free lecture, although WA Maritime Museum entry fees apply.

Bookings are essential. To book call 1300 134 081 or use the below link.

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See The HMAS Sydney (II) Story event page for the second lecture from Commodore Bob Trotter OAM RAN (Ret’d).

Caption: Turning the Tide of the Pacific War from WA

Image courtesy WA Museum

Getting Here

Google map of Western Australian Museum - Fremantle


Victoria Quay,
Western Australia,

1300 134 081

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at Red stop 1. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.