Tag - Emden

Battle of Cocos

9 NOV 1914: World War I and HMAS Sydney [I] destroys SMS Emden at the Battle of Cocos, a single-ship action that occurred after the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney (under the command of John Glossop) responded to an attack on a communications station at Direction Island by the German light cruiser SMS Emden (commanded by Karl von Müller). After the retreat of the German East Asia Squadron from south-east Asia, Emden remained behind to function as a commerce raider. During...

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