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H.M.A.S. Sydney : 24-October-2011
H.M.A.S. Sydney : 24-October-2011
Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A plaque commemorates H.M.A.S. Sydney which was lost in action in 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.

In March 2008, a search organised by the Finding Sydney Foundation, in partnership with shipwreck investigator David Mearns, located the wrecks of HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran

Location

Address:Birdwood Avenue, Shrine Reserve, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.830139
Long: 144.973276
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:19-November-1941
Actual Event End Date:19-November-1941

Dedication

Front Inscription

H.M.A.S. SYDNEY
19TH NOVEMBER, 1941

Source: MA,SKP
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