On This Day - 02 April 1917

A Sopwith Baby seaplane was embarked in HMAS BRISBANE, (cruiser), at Colombo, to hunt down the German raider WOLF. BRISBANE was the first ship of the RAN to carry an aircraft operationally. The Australian-born CAPT J. S. Dumaresq, RN, took command of HMAS SYDNEY, (cruiser). CAPT J. Glossop, CB, RN, who had commanded SYDNEY when she sank the German cruiser SMS EMDEN in 1914, returned to Australia to take command of the RAN base at ...read more

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