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2000 HMAS Sydney 11 One Dollar

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  • 2000 HMAS Sydney 11 One Dollar

2000 HMAS Sydney 11 One Dollar

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Canberra and Sydney Mints available plus the two together. Please use the drop down menu to select

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The eventful life span of the HMAS Sydney 11 ended at 4.00pm on the 19th November 1941. While returning to Fremantle from Indonesia, Sydney sighted an unidentified vessel. It closed within 2 kms of the ship to establish her identity - the ship was a German auxiliary cruiser, the Kormoran. The Kormoran opened fire and the Sydney launched a counter attack. An intense battle followed and in 5 brief minutes both vessels were mortally wounded.

317 crew from the Kormoran were able to flee to safety with 82 seamen loosing their lives. Just hours after her last battle Sydney sank. All 645 crewmembers aboard died. Mystery surrounded the final resting place of the Sydney until 2008 when it was found

This coin was made to commemorate the lives of the men lost and the ship

Canberra and Sydney Mints available plus the two together. Please use the drop down menu to select

  • Metal - Aluminium Brinze
  • Diameter - 25.00 mm
  • Mass - 9.00 grams