HMAS Sydney (II) survey expedition 1 May 2015

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An expedition to survey the historic World War II shipwrecks of HMAS Sydney (II) and the German raider HSK Kormoran

The wrecks lie in 2,500 metres of water, 20km apart, about 200km west of Steep Point (Shark Bay). The $2.4 million survey expedition is supported by the Australian Government, Western Australian Museum, Curtin University, DOF Subsea, the Western Australian Museum Foundation, GMA Garnet Group and the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in WA Torsten Ketelsen, and Prospero Productions. 

The project has the support of the Royal Australian Navy and the Naval Association of Australia, representing veterans' interests.

 

In this video you can see 

ROV over shattered remains of 'A' turret. 

'B' turret with 15cm shell hole in centre.

ROV over catapult roundhouse. (This was where the ship's plane sat - a Walrus aircraft).

DOF ROV over wreck site.

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