Masterly Misled: A History of Deceit

Greg K Bathgate

Masterly Misled: A History of Deceit
Inspiring Publishers
14 July 2022

Masterly Misled: A History of Deceit

Greg K Bathgate

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In 1999, a Parliamentary (Senate) Inquiry in Australia had found that a strong case can be made that the Kormoran’s underwater torpedo played a major role in the defeat of the Sydney , whereas in 2009 the Commission of Inquiry had found that the Sydney had been struck by a torpedo from the above-water tubes of the raider Kormoran while both vessels were sailing along at close quarters at a speed of some 14 knots .

These diverse rulings mean one or both are not correct.

In fact, the latest inquiry has been eroded by more recent revelations from ordinary crewmen, but this inquiry took no notice of them.

The inquiry into the loss of the cruiser HMAS Sydney on 19th November 1941 in 2009 had thus supported the views sent to the Admiralty some 80 years ago.

Moreover, it had found that during the ships return to the port of Fremantle from escort duties, it had met the raider HSK Kormoran by chance.

And bearing in mind that alliances can have unintended consequences, Greg Bathgate uncovers the deception of the highest order, including that of the Royal Navy and those persons thought to be implicated by her counterpart, the Royal Australian Navy.

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