Nov 19, 1941
The Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney was apparently sunk by the German raider Kormoran off the west coast of Australia. The Sydney had pulled to within a mile of the raider, which was disguised as a Dutch merchantman, when the German ship fired torpedoes and all her guns at the cruiser. Fully aflame, the Sydney steamed away but was never seen again and no crewmen were ever rescued. Before breaking contact, the cruiser had fired at the Kormoran, which was badly damaged and finally scuttled.
Source: World War II History