The cruiser HMAS SYDNEY, (CAPT J. C. T. Glossop, RN), engaged the German raider EMDEN, (CAPT Karl von Muller), off Cocos Island. The superior armament of SYDNEY asserted itself, and the EMDEN was driven ashore on North Direction Island. The casualties suffered indicated the battering the Germans received. SYDNEY’s casualties were four killed and eight wounded, and EMDEN’s were 115 killed and 80 wounded. In the action SYDNEY fired 670 rounds of 150 mm shells, and one torpedo. After reducing EMDEN to a burning shambles, SYDNEY intercepted and sank the German collier BURESK.
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