HMAS Sydney Launched 1912

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HMAS SYDNEY

HMS  Sydney was a Chatham Class Light Cruiser built by London and Glasgow co. and launched 29th August 1912 finally completed June 1913.    Displacement 5400 tons and 6,000 tons deep load. Range 4,500 nautical miles at 16 knots. Top speed 25.5 knots.   Armament: Eight 6 - inch guns in pairs Four 3 -pounder Guns  and two 21inch Torpedo Tubes.     Compliment: 475

HMAS Sydney (ex Phaeton) 22nd September 1934 Sunk 19th November 1941.

HMAS Sydney which destroyed the German Light Cruiser Emden. Captain John C T Glossop.

 

 

"Yesterday morning (November 9th) news was received that the Emden, which had been completely lost after her action with the Jemtchug, had arrived at Keeling Cocos Island and landed an armed party to destroy the wireless station and cut the cable. Here she was caught and forced to fight by HMAS Sydney (Captain John C T Glossop). A sharp action took place, in which the Sydney suffered a loss of three killed and fifteen wounded. The Emden was driven ashore and burnt. Her losses in personnel are reported as very heavy. All possible assistance is being given to the survivors by various ships which have been dispatched to the scene.

Taken from Army & Navy Illustrated paper in 1914.

Wounded from the German battleship Emden are taken on board HMAS Sydney.

HMAS Sydney, circa 1915

HMAS Sydney 

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HMAS Sydney c.1918 

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