The German light cruiser SMS Emden, destroyed off Keeling Island on 9 November 1914 by HMAS ...

Unit HMAS Sydney
Accession Number H19333
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made 9 November 1914
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 German light cruiser SMS Emden, destroyed off Keeling Island on 9 November 1914 by HMAS Sydney. The engagement was Australia’s first naval contribution to the First World War. Original photograph taken by Charles Bean is held at G01442A.