Will the sea give up her secrets at last?
Some 645 sailors died when HMAS Sydney was lost in a battle with a German cruiser off Western Australia in 1941…
HMAS Sydney perished after being attacked by a German ship, the Kormoran, which was disguised as a Dutch merchant vessel.
It too sank but the majority of its crew survived.
But all on board the Sydney were lost and over the years various theories about their demise have emerged as the nation became fascinated with this naval tragedy.
Historians have been unable to unlock the secrets of that day in November 1941.
They have provided no explanation as to why such a superior vessel was sunk by a German boat sailing under a false flag.
She was a brave ship. It’d be good to know what befell her.