Section: Fleet

Preserving the story of HMAS AE1

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT James McPherson (author), Mr Bayden Findlay (photographer)

Dr Nigel Erskine (Front Centre) and the Find AE1 expedition team reviewing survey data on board MV Fugro Equator. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Dr Nigel Erskine (Front Centre) and the Find AE1 expedition team reviewing survey data on board MV Fugro Equator.

As the investigation begins into the final moments of the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1, moves are also afoot to educate the public on the submarine's importance to Australia's wartime history.

Garden Island - where conservation meets capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

The shore line from Beacon Head to Entrance Point on Garden Island, Western Australia. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

The shore line from Beacon Head to Entrance Point on Garden Island, Western Australia.

There is often something charming about an older building, but if one truly feels like it might be from another century, it may be time to consider some improvements. But what happens when heritage value and modern warfare combine?

Forging ties in Tonga

This article has photo gallery Published on by SGT Dave Morley (author and photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Davies and WO1 Semisi Pohahai in VOEA Neiafu alongside Masefield Navy Base, Nuku’Alofa. (photo: SGT Dave Morley)

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Adam Davies and WO1 Semisi Pohahai in VOEA Neiafu alongside Masefield Navy Base, Nuku’Alofa.

Since the 1960s, Australia has undertaken a range of capacity-building and engagement activities in the South Pacific and South East Asia under the Defence Cooperation Program.

Simulation keeps it real

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author and photographer)

(L-R) Simulation Coordinator Lieutenant Steven Grosser, Petty Officer Medic - Submarine Errol Campbell, of Fleet Health, and Lieutenant Megan Hoare, of Joint Health Command, at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School Simulation Centre at HMAS Penguin. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

(L-R) Simulation Coordinator Lieutenant Steven Grosser, Petty Officer Medic - Submarine Errol Campbell, of Fleet Health, and Lieutenant Megan Hoare, of Joint Health Command, at the Royal Australian Navy Medical School Simulation Centre at HMAS Penguin.

HMAS Penguin’s Medical Simulation Centre has continued to build medical capability under new leadership as Lieutenant Steven Grosser completed a productive three years as Simulation Coordinator.

Check safe - weapons proficient

Published on by CPOB Tony Martin (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bambabas Dewis at the Weapons Training Simulation System located at Duntroon, Canberra. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

Able Seaman Boatswains Mate Bambabas Dewis at the Weapons Training Simulation System located at Duntroon, Canberra.

A key component of the Navy mission to fight and win at sea, is for certain personnel to always be proficient in weapons handling and operation.

Coonawarra prepares for cyclone season

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN, (right) collects rubbish with Seaman Gap Year Courtney Goode during a pre-cyclone season clean-up day. (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Coonawarra, Commander Viktor Pilicic, RAN, (right) collects rubbish with Seaman Gap Year Courtney Goode during a pre-cyclone season clean-up day.

The Royal Australian Navy in Darwin knows too well the devastation of a cyclone. In the early hours of Christmas Day in 1974, Cyclone Tracy ripped HMAS Arrow from her mooring in Darwin Harbour and dashed the patrol boat against Stokes Hill Wharf. Two sailors were killed.

Life's work dedicated to finding the men of HMAS AE1

Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), Mr Bayden Findlay (photographer)

Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN(Rtd) reciting the naval ode at the commemorative service over the final resting place of HMAS AE1. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Rear Admiral Peter Briggs AO CSC RAN(Rtd) reciting the naval ode at the commemorative service over the final resting place of HMAS AE1.

The former Royal Australian Navy senior officer who has made finding HMAS AE1 his life's work says he will remember the moment the submarine was finally found off PNG this week with mixed emotions.

New image sheds new light on AE1's final resting place

Published on by CDMR Fenn Kemp (author), Fugro Surveying Services (photographer)

image of HMAS AE1 compiled with information gathered using a multi-beam echo-sounder which conducted a bathymetric survey using a sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicle (photo: Fugro)

image of HMAS AE1 compiled with information gathered using a multi-beam echo-sounder which conducted a bathymetric survey using a sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicle

This haunting new image of the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1 is providing researchers with valuable new clues about the final moments of the boat and her 35 crew.

Ready to support the disaster season

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author), Unknown (photographer)

MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period. (photo: )

MRH90 pilot Lieutenant Commander Colin McLeod says members of 808 Squadron are ready to respond at short notice over the Christmas and New Year period.

While many personnel are enjoying well-earned family time over the Christmas/New Year period, some members of 808 Squadron at HMAS Albatross will be on alert as the Operational Readiness Squadron for this period.

Australian Navy Submarine HMAS AE1 located after 103 years

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After 103 years since her loss, HMAS AE1 was located in waters off the Duke of York Island group in Papua New Guinea. (photo: Fugro Survey)

After 103 years since her loss, HMAS AE1 was located in waters off the Duke of York Island group in Papua New Guinea.

Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has been found, ending a 103 year maritime mystery.