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The Resource The sinking of HMAS Sydney : how Australia's greatest maritime mystery was solved, David L. Mearns

The sinking of HMAS Sydney : how Australia's greatest maritime mystery was solved, David L. Mearns

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The sinking of HMAS Sydney : how Australia's greatest maritime mystery was solved
Title
The sinking of HMAS Sydney
Title remainder
how Australia's greatest maritime mystery was solved
Statement of responsibility
David L. Mearns
Title variation
Sinking of Her Majesty's Australian Ship Sydney
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For sixty-six years it was Australia's greatest maritime mystery: what happened to the 'pride of the fleet' HMAS Sydney - was she beaten in a fair fight with the German cruiser Kormoran, or was there treachery involved? Could the Kormoran survivors' account of the battle and its aftermath be believed? Why were there no survivors from Sydney? And where was the wreck? One of the world's foremost shipwreck hunters, David L. Mearns first heard the story of the Sydney in 1996. It left an indelible impression on him. Hunting the Sydney ten years later tested all his skills as a detective, engineer, marine scientist and navigator. But find it he did, and with that momentous discovery came answers to the mystery; closure to relatives still grieving the 645 men dead; accountability to the RAN, which had all but given up hope of ever finding its most iconic ship; and a sad but gripping explanation of the staggering naval disaster, allowing Australians to finally make sense of the conflicting, conspiratorial and painful event
Summary
The gripping account of how Australia's greatest warship was lost and found.One of the world's foremost shipwreck hunters, David L. Mearns first heard the story of the Sydney in 1996. It left an indelible impression on him. Hunting the Sydney ten years later tested all his skills as a detective, engineer,marine scientist and navigator. But find it he did, and with that momentous discovery came answers to the mystery; closure to relatives still grieving the 645 men dead; accountability to the RAN, which had all but given up hopeof ever finding its most iconic ship; and a sad but gripping explanation of the staggering naval disaster, allowing Australians to finally make sense of the conflicting, conspiratorial and painful event.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10659558
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SALS
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Mearns, David L
Dewey number
940.545
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Sydney (Cruiser: 1934-1941)
  • Australia
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cruisers (Warships)
Target audience
adult
Label
The sinking of HMAS Sydney : how Australia's greatest maritime mystery was solved, David L. Mearns
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061223399
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st.
Extent
viii, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460756379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1012515809
Label
The sinking of HMAS Sydney : how Australia's greatest maritime mystery was solved, David L. Mearns
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000061223399
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st.
Extent
viii, 376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781460756379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1012515809

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