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HMAS Sydney II Found Off Western Australian Coast

HMAS Sydney II found

17 March - In a historic day for the Royal Australian Navy and members of the Finding Sydney Foundation, the HMAS Sydney II has been found, 66 years after the entire ship's company perished following a furious engagement with the German raider HSK Kormoran in November 1941.

The discovery lays to rest one of Australia's most enduring maritime mysteries and provides a final resting place for the families of the 645 members of HMAS Sydney II.

HMAS Sydney II was found following the discovery HSK Kormoran in approximately 112 nautical miles off Steep Point, Western Australia lying in 2,560 metres of water.

The Minister for the Department of Environment, Water Heritage and the Arts is being consulted to ensure the wreck site is being protected.

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