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Coloured Print of HMAS SYDNEY 1918

From the Collection of Lara RSL Sub Branch McClelland Ave Lara Victoria

Description
Rectangular shaped mounted Print of HMAS SYDNEY 1918
Size
440mm x295mm x 20mm deep.
Object Registration
820
Keywords
ww1, hmas sydney,lara r.s.l. australian naval ships, light cruisers.
Historical information
HMAS Sydney was a Chatham-class light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy. Laid down in 1911 and launched in 1912, the cruiser was commissioned into the RAN in 1913. During the early stages of World War I, Sydney was involved in supporting the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, and escorting the first ANZAC convoy.
Significance
On 9 November 1914, the cruiser defeated the German cruiser SMS Emden at the Battle of Cocos. During 1915 and 1916, Sydney operated on the North America and West Indies Station, before joining the 2nd Light Cruiser Squadron at Greenock, Scotland in November 1916. On 4 May 1917, the cruiser was involved in an inconclusive action against the German zeppelin L43; neither was damaged. During late 1917, Sydney became the first Australian warship to launch an aircraft, and the first warship to do so from a rotatable platform.
Inscriptions & Markings
HMAS SYDNEY 1918,launching a Sopwith aeroplane from a flying-off platform atop her 6 inch gun turret.

ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Last updated
29 Nov 2018 at 2:49PM