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HMAS SYDNEY - Shell detonation on Lower Deck, port side; three circular holes are scuttles.
On 19 November 1941, the Royal Australian Navy Modified Leander Class light cruiser HMAS SYDNEY II, en route to Fremantle, intercepted the disguised German raider the HSK KORMORAN about 100 nautical miles west of Steep Point off the coast of Western Australia. In the ensuing battle, HMAS SYDNEY was sunk with the loss of her entire crew of 645 men. The HSK KORMORAN was subsequently scuttled with the loss of 81 lives.
Photo : David L. Mearns onboard MV Geosounder/Royal Australian Navy
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