HMAS Sydney Memorial Masthead
Public Art : HMAS Sydney Memorial Masthead
Date Unveiled: The Mast was removed from Sydney (I)
when she was decommissioned in 1928 and erected at Bradley's Head in 1934.
Location: The masthead is located on the headland on
Bradleys Head on the north shore side of Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia.
Things You May Not Know :
HMAS Sydney was a Chatham class light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy built in 1911.
In June 2007, it was announced that all Australian and foreign naval vessels that enter Sydney
Harbour will be required to give ceremonial honours to the HMAS Sydney Memorial Mast. This means that the men and
women who are on the upperdecks at the time are required to stand to attention while a special naval whistle is
sounded (Boatswain's call). This ceremonial represents a mark of respect and recognition to the Australian
officers, sailors and ships lost at sea and in combat.