H.M.A.S. Sydney IIPrint Page
Plaque dedicated to the 645 crew lost in action on H.M.A.S. Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 during World War Two.
On 19 November 1941, HMAS Sydney, a light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy with an impressive record of war service, was lost following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast. The loss of the Sydney with its full war complement of 645 remains Australia’s worst naval disaster. The Kormoran was also sunk, but 317 of its crew of 397 were rescued. The fate of the Sydney remains one of Australia’s greatest wartime mysteries with not even the location of the wrecks established until 2008.
|Address:||Sir Edwin Smith Avenue, South Australia Naval Memorial Garden , North Adelaide, 5006|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -34.914075|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-November-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-November-1941|
H.M.A.S. SYDNEY II
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE 645 GALLANT CREW MEMBERS
LOST ENEMY ACTION IN THE
INDIAN OCEAN ON 19TH NOVEMBER 1941
LEST WE FORGET