The famous German raider SMS Emden, which was driven ashore at North Keeling Island, on 9 ...

Unit HMAS Sydney
Place Oceans: Indian Ocean, Cocos Keeling Islands
Accession Number A03682
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film polyester negative
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The famous German raider SMS Emden, which was driven ashore at North Keeling Island, on 9 November 1914, under heavy bombardment from HMAS Sydney and became a total loss. Commanded by Commodore J C T Glossop CB RN, the Sydney achieved victory in the first naval action in which an Australian warship was engaged.