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A plaque commemorates personnel who lost their lives on HMAS Sydney II which was sunk in the Indian Ocean in 1941.
HMAS Sydney II, named for the Australian city of Sydney, was one of three Modified Leander class light cruisers operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
On 19 November 1941, Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, and was lost with all 645 aboard. The wrecks of both ships were lost until 2008; Sydney was found on 17 March, five days after her adversary.
|Address:||Fraser Avenue, ANZAC Bluff, Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Kings Park , 6005|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -31.960955|
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
Mediterranean 1940 Calabria 1940
Cape Spade 1940 Malta Convoys 1940
Adriatic Sea 1940 Kormoran 1941
This plaque is dedicated in solemn memory of the 645 personnel who lost their lives on HMAS Sydney when sunk in the Indian Ocean off the West Australian coastline between Geraldton and Carnarvon on the evening of 19 November 1941
Lest We Forget