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Salved German Cruisers in Lon Hope Bay
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Salved German Cruisers in Lon Hope Bay

Date estimated. The salved German cruisers 'Nurnberg' and 'Emden' in Long Hope Bay.
Picture added on 17 November 2005
Do you notice the iron cross symbol on the bow of the "Emden"?. The first "Emden" was awarded this honour by the Kaiser for her exploits in the Pacific and Indian oceans in the early part of world war one, before she was destroyed and wrecked on Cocos Island by the Australian cruiser "Sydney". He decreed that the whole ship would be awarded this medal which would be worn on each bow. Also all subsequent "Emdens".
Added by Fred Johnston on 17 March 2008
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