Search on for Unknown Sailor

January 14, 2019 – On February 6, 1942 the remains of a sailor in a Carley Raft washed up on Christmas Island, 1500km northwest of Western Australia’s northwest coast. For more than 75 years the identity of the man remained a mystery but it is largely believed he was a crew member from the ill-fated HMAS Sydney (II) which was sunk on November 19, 1941 by German Raider Kormoran. If this is the case, the unidentified sailor remains the only member of Sydney’s ship’s company to be found; the search…

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