H.M.A.S. Sydney II MemorialPrint Page
A lead glass, stained 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, H.M.A.S. Cerberus, 3920|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -38.365678|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||19-November-1941|
|Actual Event End Date:||19- November-1941|