Crew of the Australian cruiser Sydney before the death of the ship

cruiser Sydney

A commemorative photograph of the crew of the Australian cruiser Sydney before the death of the ship in battle against the German raider Kormoran.
November 19, 1941 off the western coast of Australia, there was a sea battle between the German raider “Kormoran” (the former diesel-electric ship “Steiermark”) and the Australian cruiser Sydney, as a result of which both sank.
During the battle, the Germans lost 80 people out of 397. On board the Sidney there were 645 people, none of them could not survive.
After 67 years, on March 15, 2008, wreckage was found at a depth of about 2.5 kilometers 150 kilometers west of Shark Bay, which is located near the westernmost point of Australia.

 

 

Location: Warsaw, Poland
Date: 1941

In : 1941

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