Captain von Müller drove the battered and defeated Emden ashore on North Keeling Island

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While escorting the first convoy of ANZAC troops bound for Europe on 9 November 1914 the Royal Australian Navy light cruiser HMAS Sydney engaged the infamous German commerce raider SMS Emden. The two light cruisers fought a 90 minute battle. The Emden’s guns had more range and fired first, but Sydney’s more powerful main guns pounded the Emden until it was disabled and beached on North Keeling Island. The Royal Australian Navy’s first great test of war ended in a comprehensive victory.

The exhibition 'Test of War - Royal Australian Navy in WW1 will open at the Australian National Maritime Museum 12 September 2014 and run until May 2015.

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    Antoine R

    • 06/Mar/2014 07:32:46

    This picture had been taken circa 1945.

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    • 07/Mar/2014 14:11:48

    Amazing photograph.

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    • 25/Jan/2016 04:49:10

    Wow! Very cool.

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    Aussie-Pete 4

    • 04/Apr/2016 01:07:14