Show your secret signal!
Sixty-five years, later they find,
HMAS Sydney shipwrecked, from back in that time;
Had tragically lost their lives.
Exchanges of fire with Kormoran: a warship attack
Where, clearly, no correct signals were given at that…
With sympathy and all due respects, back in World War II
Deeply regretting, that we never knew
That once they were all lost
But now they are Found
Each brave man, has been taken into a count.
On this hauntingly, isolated and lonely, cliff path.
A reminder memorial of exchange of fire
The fight, the torpedoes, the blast
Full steam ahead, plummeting, sinking fast…
So sombrely, silently, acknowledging, remembering heroic men,
Here, I then took my pen…
It’s not always fun and happy tales, when roaming new roads
Memories of times gone past will always unfold.
Where the desert meets the sea,
Laid to rest…
To each of our valiant Men,
Victoria Healing ~ 26.9.2018
Lost is Found
"On 19 November 1941, a battle occurred between the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney and the German raider, the auxiliary cruiser HSK Kormoran. Based on the accounts of German survivors, Sydney closed to identify and was mortally damaged by hits from gunfire and a torpedo. Both ships sank, 80 perishing in Kormoran. While there were NO SURVIVORS from SYDNEY’s complement of “645” The absence of Australian survivors left many questions on the precise circumstances of the loss, which continues to arouse controversy" —
HMAS Sydney II – Found. The wreck of the HMAS Sydney (II) was found by the Finding Sydney Foundation on 16th March 2008 approximately 207km (128 miles) from the west coast (Steep Point) of Western Australia at a depth of approximately 2,468 metres.
Royce Laycock was son of an engine stoker who worked on the ship and was only four when his father died. “It’s good news to know that they’ve found the ship, because you really didn’t realise or know what happened,” he said.
To be continued>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>