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Australia’s first naval battle in the Indian Ocean was the HMAS Sydney II and the SS Kormoran in World War II, right? The one where both vessels disappeared and weren’t found until recently? World War I didn’t affect the Indian …

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Welcome to Western Australia, where countless ships have met their doom. Shipwrecks on the West Australian coast have been firing the imagination of writers since 1629, when the Batavia sank at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. Those islands account for more …

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In all the tales of shipwrecks, tragedy and hardship, did you ever wonder what happened to the ship’s cat? It’s common knowledge that rats desert a sinking ship and so does any human on board who wants to live – …

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Mysterious disappearances: the ship, the silver and the family jewels. Almost two hundred years later, only the family jewels have been recovered. So what did happen to the Cumberland? Did her crew really die of thirst on the open ocean? …

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Can you name a shipwreck where the ship sank to the sea floor and was raised again in three days, while a man who couldn’t swim did first aid on himself in the open ocean? How about one where the …

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You have been warned – there are mermaids masquerading as human among our population – no man is safe. Ocean’s Infiltrator¬†is out in paperback today. Could you kill the man you love to protect your people? Capsize his boat. Lure …

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The Ocean’s Gift series wouldn’t be complete without our hero, Joe Fisher. For those who don’t remember him (how could you forget?), here’s a character profile video I prepared earlier, which shows off his assets: With only two days to …

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With only three days to go, here’s another taste of Ocean’s Infiltrator¬†– complete with a Harley and ducklings, but missing underwear. Chapter 2: Mother was mistaken, I know now. There is always duty, but occasionally pleasure is a part of …

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With only four days to go, I thought it might be time for an excerpt from Ocean’s Infiltrator, Sirena’s account of the Battle of Cocos: Chapter 1: Help the humans or let them die? This will not be the first …

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  On 9 November 1914, the first Australian naval battle took place, starting at Direction Island at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. It was the Battle of Cocos, between the HMAS Sydney, the SS Emden and a captured coal vessel, the …

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