Posted by: Gregoryno6 | December 31, 2017

Historic Australian sub found after 103 years.

From The Register in the UK.

AE1 has several historical distinctions: it was Australia’s first submarine, and it was the country’s first submarine to be lost in war – and it was also the first Allied submarine lost in the war.

There’s more about AE1 at the website of the Australian National Maritime Museum. This article has been updated to include the news of the discovery, but lays out the fuller history of AE1 and Australia’s military interest in New Guinea. Chapter 2 covers the history of the searches carried out for AE1 – thirteen in all – and the difficulties and obstacles that impeded the ultimate discovery.

AE1 enters Cockatoo Dockyard, June 1914. (Both images from the ANMM website.)

In 2015 the Museum installed …the ocean bed their tomb, by artist Warren Langley, as a memorial to the lost sub and its crew.

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