HMAS Sydney in heavy weather

Unit HMAS Sydney
Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number ART50118
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 23 x 33.7 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description watercolour on paper
Maker Allcot, John
Place made Australia
Date made Unknown
Conflict Period 1920-1929
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

Starboard side view of HMAS Sydney at sea in rough weather. HMAS Sydney was commissioned in 1913. She was responsible for the bombardment and eventual loss of the German raider SMS Emden in November 1914 off the coast of North Keeling Island. 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. HMAS Sydney also became the first Royal Australian Navy vessel to be subjected to an air attack in May 1917.