Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Australia's MV Krait

From Wikipedia.

Named after a small, extremely  poisonous snake.

Originally a Japanese fishing boat that operated out of Singapore before the war called the Kofuku Maru.  Taken over  by the Allies and evacuated over 1,100 people from ships sunk along the East Coast of Sumatra.

In September 1943, it was used by  by the "Z" Special Unit to sink seven ships in Singapore Harbor.

After the war, the ship was sold and it operated off Borneo.  In 1964, it was purchased for use by the Australian Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol before being acquired by the Australian War Memorial in 1985 where it serves today as a museum ship.

Never Heard of the Ship Before.  --GreGen

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