Lost No More

It's a tale of riddles and clever science, but at the heart of the story of HMAS Sydney are simple names like Robert, Keith and David. When the wreck of the Australian cruiser was found last week, 66 years after she was last seen drifting ablaze in the darkness, it was the 645 men who vanished with her who came to mind.

Described by a 1999 government inquiry as the Royal Australian Navy's "glamour ship," the Sydney had returned in 1941 from victories in the Mediterranean. Schoolchildren in her...

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