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It was attacked by more kamikaze aircraft than any other Allied ship in WWII and its story helped shape Australia's future

It was attacked by more kamikaze aircraft than any other Allied ship in WWII and its story helped shape Australia's future

Hmas Australia 2

On 19th Nov. 1941, HMAS Sydney (II), a Royal Australian Naval ship, was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with a German ship Kormoran, and was lost with all 645 aboard (42 officers & 603 ratings). None of the above said 645, survived. By 27th Nov. 1941, 317 of Kormoran's 400 crew were found. The wreck of both ships were found in 2008. Details at www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Sydney_(II)        Photograph taken from http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/301473          Photographer : Fox Photos

On 19th Nov. 1941, HMAS Sydney (II), a Royal Australian Naval ship, was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with a German ship Kormoran, and was lost with all 645 aboard (42 officers & 603 ratings). None of the above said 645, survived. By 27th Nov. 1941, 317 of Kormoran's 400 crew were found. The wreck of both ships were found in 2008. Details at www.navy.gov.au/HMAS_Sydney_(II) Photograph taken from http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/301473 Photographer : Fox Photos

HMS Cossack, Tribal class destroyer, famous for the boarding of the German supply ship Altmark in Norwegian waters, and the associated rescue of sailors originally captured by the German 'pocket battleship' Admiral Graf Spee. She sank on 27 October 1941 after being torpedoed by U-563.

HMS Cossack, Tribal class destroyer, famous for the boarding of the German supply ship Altmark in Norwegian waters, and the associated rescue of sailors originally captured by the German 'pocket battleship' Admiral Graf Spee. She sank on 27 October 1941 after being torpedoed by U-563.

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