Hello,

Dear Visitor, Wherever you are in the world, Welcome to Around The World forum.

Many people may be surprised that Muslims love Mary (peace be upon her), the mother of Jesus (peace be upon him). In the Quran, no woman is given more attention than Mary(peace be upon her).

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: 'None but a noble man treats women in an honorable manner, and none but an ignoble treats women disgracefully. ' (Sunan At-Tirmidhî)

We would like to tell you NOW, a few things about the purpose of our forum: Around The World is twofold. First, it is to promote understanding between people from around the world. Secondly, it is to educate people on Islam, it's beliefs and practices.

We aspire to promote a good online communication experience for our members. I hope that you find your stay here beneficial, as well as enjoyable, and inshaAllah we benefit from each
other.

Thank you very much for visiting us and please let us make you aware of it : It is our aim That Every One of Our Visitors contributes feedback - good, bad or indifferent ...

Thank you for being a member of Around The World!

Guests can post on GUESTS RUN FORUM!



HMAS Sydney seen for the first time

View previous topic View next topic Go down

HMAS Sydney seen for the first time

Post by shammy on Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:20 am

Bathed in an eerie blue light, the HMAS Sydney - the missing warship that had captivated the nation - can be seen up close and in remarkable detail for the first time in almost 70 years.

Last month, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced the World War II warship had been located using sonar images at a depth of 2470 metres.

The Sydney's entire crew had gone down with the ship in the Indian Ocean in November 1941, after a fatal battle with the German raider, Kormoran.

The announcement that the Sydney had been found brought an end to Australia's foremost naval mystery.

Now, in the first ever photographs of the recovered wreck, released by The Finding Sydney Foundation, close-up photos reveal parts of the ship still intact, including gun barrels, propellers and teak deck, as well as extensive damage.

The Finding Sydney Foundation search director David Mearns said there had been "no mistaking" the wreck.
"Because we landed nearer to the stern we began moving slowly in that direction to see if we could locate Sydney's bell on the quarterdeck (sadly it was nowhere to be found) or possibly her name on the stern in case we were mistaken and her brass lettering hadn't been removed as part of her wartime preparations," he said.

"But there was no mistaking that the wreck before us was that of HMAS Sydney and that her damage matched perfectly to what we expected from the side-scan sonar imagery and from the German accounts of the battle."

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/first-glimpse-of-sydney/2008/04/04/1207249402155.html?sssdmh=dm16.309495
avatar
shammy

Number of posts : 547
Registration date : 2007-11-16
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: HMAS Sydney seen for the first time

Post by shammy on Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:20 am

Finally, they can farewell their dad

BILL AYLOTT, who turned 75 this week, has some keepsakes from his father - an identity bracelet which his dad made himself, a photograph which his mother had kept since 1941. And he has memories of his father bringing Vegemite toast to his upstairs bedroom each morning while HMAS Sydney was in port.

Mr Aylott was seven when his father, Billy, and 644 other sailors died in the Sydney's sinking, and he has lived in hope of seeing photographic evidence of the lost wreck. Yesterday those photos were released at last, almost three weeks after sonar located the ship 2½ kilometres under water off the West Australian coast.

"It is an excellent birthday present, I can tell you that," Mr Aylott said. Two weeks ago the Herald ran a photo of the tattooed Petty Officer Billy Aylott among crew from the Sydney. He sat at the front of the group in a dark shirt with a cup of tea. "It was quite emotional to see my father on the front page," his son said.

But his step is to find out whether remains found off Christmas Island in October 2006 could be his father. The Australian Centre for Ancient DNA at the University of Adelaide has extracted DNA from the skeletal remains, but testing continues. "The dental characteristics of the remains are very distinctive," said Bruce Billson, who was minister assisting the defence minister at the time the remains were found.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/finally-they-can-farewell-their-dad/2008/04/04/1207249460423.html
avatar
shammy

Number of posts : 547
Registration date : 2007-11-16
Location : Australia

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum