H.M.A.S. Sydney IIPrint Page
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|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-November-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||19-November-1941|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Thursday 12th November, 1964|