Noel Phelan of the National Maritme Museum will give a talk on Wednesday 27 September - all Members are welcome.
Built in 1934 in Japan Krait collected fish from fishermen and ports around the Rhio Archipelago and took the catch to the Singapore markets. In World War II, the boat was used to evacuate hundreds of civilians to nearby Sumatra and was used as part of a covert operation raiding Japanese shipping.
Her most famous hour came in 1943 when a 14-strong company of British and Australian army and naval personnel set out on a daring commando night raid on shipping in the Singapore Roads. Codenamed Operation Jaywick, Krait was disguised as a Japanese fishing boat and successfully taken to within 20 miles of Singapore itself. Three pairs of operatives in folboats (folding canoes) attached limpet mines to and blew up or damaged seven Japanese tankers and freighters totalling some 37,000 tonnes.
Find out more at this presentation.
Date: Wednesday 27 September
Time: 6pm for 6.20pm start
Cost: There is no cost to attend the presentation, but please RSVP to assist with the setting up. Why not stay for dinner afterwards and continue the discussion with other cruising enthusiasts.
We will meet in the Careening Cove. The Bar will open at 5.30pm for a drink beforehand. Dinner will be served in the Carabella Room afterwards if you would like to continue the discussion with other cruising enthusiasts.