Despatches from Agent Orange – episode 9
Welcome to Despatches from Agent Orange, Despatch #9 “Sydney vs Emden”. Brief early history of RAN, HMAS Sydney, SMS Emden, Captain Glossop, Kaptain von Muller, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Sydney’s First World War service.
Today’s despatch focuses on Australia’s first naval victory, the infant Royal Australian Navy being thrown into combat, Light Cruiser HMAS Sydney battles with the German Light Cruiser SMS Emden, and briefly looks at HMAS Sydney’s First World War service.
Above – HMAS Sydney V Emden battle map
Above – Emden aground
Above – Emden destroyed
Above – HMAS Sydney gun crew
Above – the original HMAS Sydney
Above – SMS Emden