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ID number A03683
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made At sea


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.