World War: AT SEA: Jackpot

Converted German merchant raiders, long on speed and cruising range, have harried Allied shipping with painful success. Last week the German merchant raider Steiermark met the Australian cruiser Sydney off the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Sydney had survived 60 attacks by Axis dive-bombers, covered 80,000 miles of war service, fired 4,000 shells, not lost a man. The first salvo from the German ship caught the Sydney, apparently not suspecting that she was dealing with an enemy ship, in the fire-control tower. But the Steiermark, only a converted merchantman, was...