Peter Cundall: The Krait and The Nautical Assoc of Australia

Posted on: Mon 18 Mar 2019

Peter Cundall is Secretary of The Nautical Association of Australia and chats today about the extensive research he’s done into wartime Japanese ships, and in particular the Japanese fishing vessel Krait that was taken over by the Allies at the outbreak of WW2, and used for rescue work  and by Australia’s Z Special Unit  for raids against Japanese shipping …  a great piece of Australian wartime history!

We really must note that the first (successful) assault on Japanese shipping by the Krait  in September 1943 was a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) operation. The second raid was a  Z Special Force operation.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Photo:  MV Krait   AWM photo  P01483.002

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