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Wall Of Remembrance dedicated to the memory of the 645 officers and crew of HMAS Sydney lost in action with the German Raider HSK Kormoran off the coast of Carnarvon.

The most grievous loss suffered by the Royal Australian Navy occurred on 19 November 1941, when the cruiser HMAS Sydney was lost in action with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran off the Western Australian coast. None of the Sydney's complement of 645 men survived. The Kormoran was also sunk in the action.  On 17 March 2008 the Australian Government announced that the wreckage of both HMAS Sydney and the German raider Kormoran had been found, approximately 112 nautical miles off Steep Point, Western Australia. Kormoran is lying at a depth of 2,560 metres; Sydney, approximately 12 nautical miles away, is at 2,470 metres.

 

Location

Address:Francis & Stuart Streets, Carnarvon, 6701
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.884167
Long: 113.657222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

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

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd November, 1991
Front Inscription

Plaque:
    H.M.A.S. SYDNEY WALL OF REMEMBRANCE
Dedicated To The Memory Of The 645 Officers And Crew Of HMAS Sydney Lost In Action With The German Raider HSK Kormoran  Off The Coast Of Carnarvon 19 November 1941. 
A Joint Venture By The Naval Association Of Australia Carnarvon Sub Section And The Gascoyne Sub Branch Returned And Services League Of Australia.
Unveiled By Rear Admiral D.G. Holthouse A.O. R.A.N. 23 November 1991.

CAPTAIN
BURNETT JOSEPH
COMMANDERS 
DALTON L.S. D.S.O.      MAYNARD T.F.
HASKER J.R. M.B.B.S.  THRUSTON E.W. D.S.C. R.N.
CHAPLAIN
STUBBS REV.GEORGE
LIEUTENANT COMMANDERS
BACON J.C. R.N.          MONTGOMERY  C.A.C. R.N.    
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"LEST WE FORGET"

 

Source: WMR, MA
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