Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 52. Chapters: HMAS Sydney, German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, German auxiliary cruiser Pinguin, HMAS Vampire, Japanese submarine I-124, HMAS Armidale, SS Fort Lee, SS Thistlegorm, HMAS Voyager, HMS Hermes, HMS Dorsetshire, German submarine U-852, SS Automedon, German submarine U-533, SS Rooseboom, USS Pecos, USAT Liberty, SS Express, Italian ship Ramb I, HMAS Yarra, SS Makambo, MV Empire City, HMS Cornwall, SS James B. Stephens, SS Empire Chaucer, SS Tjisalak, HMAS Wallaroo, SS Marietta E, SS Khedive Ismail, HMIS Indus, SS City of Johannesburg, HMS Stonehenge, HMS Tenedos, Japanese submarine I-27, HMS Hollyhock, SS Commissaire Ramel, SS Chivalry. Excerpt: HMAS Sydney (I48/D48), named for the Australian city of Sydney, was one of three Modified Leander class light cruisers operated by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Ordered for the Royal Navy as HMS Phaeton, the cruiser was purchased by the Australian government and renamed prior to her 1934 launch. During the early part of her operational history, Sydney helped enforce sanctions during the Abyssinian crisis, and at the start of World War II was assigned to convoy escort and patrol duties in Australian waters. In May 1940, Sydney joined the British Mediterranean Fleet for an eight-month deployment, during which she sank two Italian warships, participated in multiple shore bombardments, and provided support to the Malta Convoys, while receiving minimal damage and no casualties. On her return to Australia in February 1941, Sydney resumed convoy escort and patrol duties in home waters. On 19 November 1941, Sydney was involved in a mutually destructive engagement with the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran, and was lost with all 645 aboard. The wrecks of both ships were lost until 2008; Sydney was found on 17 March, five days after her adversary. Sydneys defeat is commonly attributed ...
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