HMAS Sydney - Australia's Greatest Naval Tragedy

Tom Frame

On 19 November 1941, the pride of the Australian Navy, the light cruiser Sydney, fought a close-quarters battle with the German armed raider HSK Kormoran off Carnarvon on the West Australian coast. Both ships sank - and not one of the 645 men on board the Sydney survived. Was Sydney's captain guilty of negligence by allowing his ship to manoeuvre within range of Kormoran's guns? Did the Germans feign surrender before firing a torpedo at the Sydney as she prepared to despatch a boarding party? And why did it take so long to locate the wreck of this iconic warship? Tom Frame's updated edition covers the recent discovery of the wreck of HMAS Sydney. Soft cover, photographs, 412 pages.