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A lead stained glass window donated by the citizens of Sydney commemorates the loss of the H.M.A.S. Sydney II. 

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.


Address:Nelson Road, St Mark`s Chapel, HMAS Cerberus, 3920
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.365678
Long: 145.190872
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Window
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event STart Date:19-November-1941
Actual Event End Date:19- November-1941
Monument Designer:David Kellock
Link: http://vhd.heritage.vic.gov.au/vhd…


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th May, 1954
Source: MA, VWHI
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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