United States Navy (USN) Submarine Base and Repair Unit

Stage Number: MBNH.09.03.18

Group: Old Town & River

Local Study Area: Fortitude Valley-New Farm-Newstead

Epoch: Early 20th Century

Street Address: Macquarie Street, New Farm 

Latitude & Longitude: -27.45902778,153.05022222

Time Link: 1942

Map Link: 1943

Image Time Point: 1943

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The US Navy submarine base was the major facility to repaired, replenished and degaussed (anti-mine) submarines, and operated from April 1942 to March 1945. In April 1945, the base was allotted to the British Pacific Fleet. A total of 59 submarines and 3 submarine tenders were based, at various times, at the base.


Queensland WWII Historic Places Website

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QSA. QSA Series ID 2058 Moreton District Maps – A Series. 6 miles to the inch. Moreton District. 6 miles to the inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634905