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29 May 2017

Range Finder – HMAS Creswell

HMAS Creswell has many historical artifacts on display around the base, this amazing peice of equipment is called a "RANGE FINDER",  it came from the first HMAS Sydney.  The Range finder has been at the base from at least 1923 where it featured in a College Magazine.  Sydney achieved fame in World War 1 when it defeated the German cruiser EMDEN on 9 November 1914.  You can see the evidence of the action on the rangefinder.

The rangefinder has only been recently put back on display was originally painted battle ship grey. The paint was removed revealing the amazing brass and workmanship.


Damage suffered during the battle with the German cruiser Emden.


HMAS Sydney 1


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