The Tubes

The Tubes. During the war years four torpedo tubes were set up on the north side headland area in conjunction with the gun emplacement on Bowen Is to guard the entrance of the bay. These rusty remains are still visible on the rocks presently used as fishing spots. The "Tubes" are renowned as one of the few spots where fisherman can catch and land marlin from the shore. The Tubes were placed for protection of ships in the Bay , on occasions converted troopships the Queen Elizabeth & Queen Mary These two luxury liners were two of the fastest ships afloat in pre-war days. The ships laden with troops and supplies in Sydney Harbour would slip out of port and shelter in Jervis bay to confuse enemy submarines which may be lurking in wait. When the coast was clear the ships would embark for their Middle East destinations.

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