SMS Emden sunk by HMAS Sydney, Cocos Islands

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Take a look back in history this week:

9 November 1914: SMS Emden sunk by HMAS Sydney, Cocos Islands

The Battle of Cocos was a single-ship action that occurred on 9 November 1914, 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).

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