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Kormoran Found


That was quick; it appears that the merchant raider Kormoran, responsible for the destruction of HMAS Sydney, has been found.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, along with Australian Defence Force heads, announced the discovery at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra today. He said the search body called Finding Sydney made the discovery yesterday, about 150km west of Shark Bay.

“We are one step closer as a nation to hopefully finding Sydney,” Mr Rudd said. “This is an important part in solving a 65-year-old puzzle.”

Australia’s greatest maritime mystery claimed the lives of the Sydney’s 645 crew.

The effort to find Kormoran began in earnest about two weeks ago. With Kormoran’s wreck confirmed, it seems likely that Sydney will shortly be found as well.

HT to reader AL.

UPDATE: Sydney appears to be found.

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