Go Back Report # 243

11-14-1961

CASE OF THE SPEEDY SUBMARINE  

     Here's the kind of mystery that has turned up several times in recent years. The report just reached us although the incident occurred Tuesday, November 14, 1961. 

     Australian and New Zealand warships were conducting Navy exercises off Sydney Heads when they detected and pursued a large underwater object that interrupted the maneuvers.

     There was no visual sighting of the object, but Senator Gorton, the Minister for the Navy, said it could have been an ocean-going submarine. If so, "the speed and ease with which the mystery craft eluded the fleet suggests it was nuclear-powered," the Sydney Sun stated.

     But suppose it wasn't a nuclear-powered submarine? All the Navy would say officially is that it was an "unidentified object." Contact was soon lost. Neither U.S. nor British submarines were in the area at the time.    

Reference for the above text is: Fate magazine, October 1962, p. 10         

UFOCAT PRN – 76750 [Location – Pacific]    
UFOCAT URN – NONE Fate magazine, October 1962, p. 10     
UFOCAT URN – 76750 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 51, 1970 

UFOCAT PRN – 81368 [Location – Atlantic]  
UFOCAT URN – 81368 Invisible Residents by Ivan T. Sanderson, p. 51, 1970 

Australia - New South Wales   
Sydney Heads – Latitude 33-50-00 S, Longitude 151-18-00 E (D-M-S)           
Reference: http://members.optusnet.com.au/rbunton/RVCP/xgps.htm        

Sydney Heads           
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.          
            Sydney Heads (also known as 'the Heads') is the geographical area representing the entrance to Port Jackson (and therefore also to Sydney Harbour) bordered by North Head and Quarantine Head to the north, South Head to the south and Middle Head to the west.   
            For many immigrants this was their first sighting of Australia.
The area is also the site of a number of significant maritime events.

Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Heads          





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