Glenys McDonald, Director of The Finding Sydney Foundation (Observer), writes:

I woke with a headache this morning. I wanted to be in the survey room between 8am and noon as that was when we thought Sydney would appear on our screens on this track line. The Williamson crew had been tracking a tiny debris trail from the battle area and indications were that this search line would be successful.

At exactly 10:03 am a large piece of wreck unfolded on the screen with a small associated debris field. The surrounding geology was dead flat sandy bottom. There she lay, looking proud and poignant. HMAS Sydney had been found.

ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH: The wreck of Sydney as revealed for the first time in this wide swathe (6km) sonar image.  The wreck is clearly visible on the port (right) channel adjacent to a well defined debris field.  The height of the wreck above the seabed is causing the dark acoustic shadow just to the right of the wreck.

For the full story and more photos, head to the Finding Sydney Foundation website.

Peter Fray

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