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Monday, August 20, 2007

 

Navy rejects Sydney find

‘A shipwreck off the coast of Western Australia is not that of HMAS Sydney, an investigation by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) has found.

HMAS Sydney with 645 crew members disappeared in mysterious circumstances off the coast of Western Australia in November 1941.

The Navy hydrographic survey ship HMAS Leeuwin this week investigated a wreck near Dirk Hartog Island, based on coordinates provided by the Western Australian Maritime Museum.

The investigation concluded the 30m shipwreck lacked the overall dimensions and features of a military vessel of the scale of the Sydney.’

Followup to Wreck of HMAS Sydney found off WA.




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