4 days ago · The war came closer to home when HMAS Sydney was lost with all hands in battle with the German raider Kormoran in November 1941. With most of Australia's best forces committed to fight against Hitler in the Middle East, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, the US naval base in Hawaii, on 8 December 1941 (eastern Australia time).
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4 days ago · On 19 November 1941 HMAS Sydney sank in a mutually fatal engagement with the German raider Kormoran in the Indian Ocean near Western Australia. Atlantic, Mediterranean, and Indian Ocean operations 1942–1944
5 days ago · The Sydney Conservatorium of Music (formerly the New South Wales State Conservatorium of Music and known by the moniker, ‘The Con’) is a heritage-listed music school in Macquarie Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious music schools in Australia.
6 days ago · HMAS Sydney – The light cruiser was sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran on 19 November 1941 off the coast of Western Australia with the loss of all 645 sailors aboard, making her the largest Allied vessel to be lost with all hands in World War II.
2 days ago · Newport-class tank landing ships were an improved class of tank landing ship (LST) designed for and employed by the United States Navy from 1969 to 2002. The ships were intended to provide substantial advantages over their World War II-era predecessors.
5 days ago · SS America was an ocean liner and cruise ship built in the United States in 1940, for the United States Lines and designed by the noted American naval architect William Francis Gibbs. She carried many names in the 54 years between her construction and her 1994 wreck:
5 days ago · HMS Hermes (1924) was commissioned two days earlier than a sister aircraft carrier, HMS Eagle. Like Hermes , Eagle had a full-length flight deck and a starboard-side control tower island. Unlike Hermes , however, Eagle was a converted battleship and had a less integrated design and appearance than the purpose-designed Hermes .
5 days ago · USS Walker (DD-517), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Admiral John Grimes Walker (1835–1907).. Walker was laid down on 31 August 1942 by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; launched on 31 January 1943, sponsored by Miss Sarah C. Walker; and commissioned on 3 April 1943, Commander O. F. Gregor in command.
5 days ago · Helenus: Birkenhead to Birkenhead September to December 1955 In Ancient Greek mythology, Helenus (Ἕλενος) was a son of King Priam and Queen Hecuba of Troy, and twin brother of the prophetess Cassandra. According to legend, Cassandra had been given the power of prophecy by Apollo, and taught it to Helenus. Cassandra’s prophecies were always accurate but she was doomed to be disbelieved ...