Posted on 14.04.2008 - 14:00 UTC in GENERAL NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
The gun turret from the Australian warship HMAS Sydney II is seen in this
undated handout photo released on April 4, 2008. Photo credit: Reuters.
The images of the Sydney, which rests in 2,470 meters (8,100 feet) of water, were taken by a remote submersible camera. They are the first sight of the ship since it was seen sailing ablaze over the horizon after the battle with the Kormoran.
One of the wreck photographs shows a shell hole in the centre of a gun turret on the battlecruiser's deck. Another shows damage to a second gun turret.
The Kormoran, a converted merchant ship disguised as a Dutch freighter, also sank after the battle, but only 80 German sailors died and more than 300 survived. The Kormoran was also found last month, about 22 km (13 miles) away from the Sydney.
(Reporting by James Grubel; Editing by David Fox)
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