SUBMARINE TENDER USS FULTON AS11
OPERATED OUT OF BRISBANE SUBMARINE BASE
DURING WW2

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Submarine Tender USS Fulton AS 11, relocated from Midway on 17 October 1942 and arrived in Brisbane at the Submarine Base on 9 November 1942. USS Fulton was involved in refitting submarines between their war patrols and acted as a tender to other types of ships. She also played an important role as support tender for submarines engaged in experiments and tests of sonar mine detection devices which enabled American submarines to successfully penetrate the minefields guarding the Inland Sea of Japan. USS Fulton had moved to Milne Bay, in New Guinea, arriving on  29 October 1943.

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USS Fulton AS11 and some submarines
at the Capricorn Wharf at New Farm in late 1942

 

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6 submarines docked at Capricorn Wharf at
New Farm in Brisbane
beside their supply ship

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