16th March 2008, 15:00
An Australian team searching for the sunk battlecruiser HMAS Sydney find the German boat that attacked it in 1941.
More from BBC News... (http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/news/int/search/news%2Bsport/ship/-/2/hi/asia-pacific/7299425.stm)
16th March 2008, 15:19
Come on BBC get it right, HMAS Sydney was a Perth ( Modified Leander) class light crusier some 20- 30,000 tons lighter than a battle-cruiser.
But very good news for the families of the Sydney men who have waited for an answer to what happended to their loved ones in November 1941
16th March 2008, 16:36
I just received a Google Alert with one of the links being "HMAS Sydney located" (Sky News Australia (http://www.skynews.com.au/news/)). Frustratingly, when I click on it, takes me to the Sky News site but no story!
16th March 2008, 17:18
If this is any help the last item I have found is the discovery of the Kormoran believed responsible for sinking the Sydney.
16th March 2008, 19:53
Thanks, yes I saw that, a pretty significant step towards finding the Sydney. The Google Alert I got must have been a glitch (perhaps Sky News has started to prepare an article in anticipation). Anyway, last thing needed is more false hopes (there have been enough of those over the years), so I'll keep quiet until there's something more definite :o