Last Battle of the SMS Emden



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Historic Naval Battle

This is an account of the last naval battle of the S.M.S.Emden the famous German raider that caused much havoc in the sea lanes of the Indian Ocean during the early stages of the first World War in 1914.

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S.M.S.Emden
In a period of just under three months between the 2nd of August and 30th October 1914, she had sunk or captured 28 merchant ships, torpedoed and sunk a Russian Cruiser, sunk a French Destroyer with gunfire and shelled oil tanks at Madras.

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Burning oil tanks at Madras

November 9, 1914 was an important day for two Navies.

It was the day of a Naval Battle that resulted in the defeat and destruction of the S.M.S.Emden of the Imperial German Navy, and a day that marked the first naval victory by the H.M.A.S.Sydney of the newly formed Royal Australian Navy.


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The Battle
| The Battle | Battle Map | About the Emden | Cocos(Keeling)Islands | Emden Exploits | Memorabilia |
| Cable and Wireless Station | Direction Island Revisited | The Ayesha | Contact |