Details of searches undertaken to locate the missing Sydney, 25 November 1941

Details of searches undertaken to locate the missing Sydney, 25 November 1941

This report of the search for the overdue Sydney records the rescue of 25 of the Kormoran's crew by a British tanker. These survivors provided the first account of the battle in which both ships were sunk. Concerned that a second German raider might be patrolling the same waters, Australian authorities, as the annotation on this document indicates, sought to keep the information 'most secret'.

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