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A tree commemorates the officers and crew of the HMAS Sydney II lost in action on the 19th November 1941. 

The battle between HMAS Sydney and German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran was a single ship action between the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney, with Captain Joseph Burnett commanding, and the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, under Fregattenkapitän (Commander) Theodor Detmers. The half-hour long engagement occurred after the two ships encountered each other off the coast of Western Australia on 19 November 1941, and resulted in the ships' mutual destruction.


Address:Bradleys Head Road, Bradleys Fort, Mosman, 2088
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.853056
Long: 151.246111
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Tree
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:19-November-1941
Actual Event End Date:19-November-1941


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Thursday 12th November, 1964
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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