Topic: HMAS AE1

Royal 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. The fate of 800 ton AE1 and her 35 crew members has remained one of the persistent mysteries of Australia’s military history.

Capability a quantum change

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A Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design. Image courtesy DCNS. (photo: DCNS)

A Shortfin Barracuda Block 1A pre-concept design. Image courtesy DCNS.

Submariners, industry partners, the Australian Defence Force, foreign defence forces, personnel, and those with an interest in all things submarine converged in Canberra last month for two days of high-quality presentations from the cream of the submarine community. 

HMAS Rankin remembers AE1

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HMAS Rankin took a moment out of their busy deployment schedule recently to remember the crew of HMAS AE1 while transiting past the Duke of York Islands near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Rankin took a moment out of their busy deployment schedule recently to remember the crew of HMAS AE1 while transiting past the Duke of York Islands near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.

The ship's company of submarine, HMAS Rankin took a moment out of their busy deployment schedule recently to remember the crew of lost First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.

Submarine lost but not forgotten

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Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a  service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Mr John Keating, President, Submarine Association, Australia Branch, recites the Submariners Prayer at a service to commemorate the loss of AE1, at the HMAS Stirling Chapel of St Paul.

A moving service was held recently at the Chapel of St Paul at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island, Western Australia, to commemorate the loss of the officers and sailors from HMAS AE1, 101 years ago.

Navy commemorates centenary of arrival of first Australian submarines

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Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AO, CSC, RAN, says a few words at a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australia's first submarines, AE1 and AE2, held at Garden Island, Sydney.

The Royal Australian Navy celebrated the 100th anniversary of the arrival into Sydney of its first submarines, HMA Ships AE1 and AE2 on Saturday with a commemorative event at the Navy Heritage Centre in Sydney.

100 years of submarines

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E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea. (photo: Unknown. Image sourced from the Naval Historical Collection.)

E-class submarine, HMA Submarine AE1 at sea.

A hundred years ago today, the very first submarines were commissioned into service in the Royal Australian Navy.

A centenary of submarine service recognised

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Minister for Defence, the Hon David Johnston MP addresses the crowd at the Centenary of Submarines launch, hosted by the Submarine Institute Australia (SIA) and Submarine Association Australia (SAA) at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Tom Gibson)

Minister for Defence, the Hon David Johnston MP addresses the crowd at the Centenary of Submarines launch, hosted by the Submarine Institute Australia (SIA) and Submarine Association Australia (SAA) at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

The hundredth anniversary of submarines operating in the defence of Australia was marked by an event held at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney today.

HMAS Waller conducts service over last known position of AE1

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The Commanding Officer of HMAS Waller, Commander Michael Jacobson, prepares to release a wreath over the last known position of the submarine AE1. (photo: Unknown)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Waller, Commander Michael Jacobson, prepares to release a wreath over the last known position of the submarine AE1.

At the end of August, HMAS Waller conducted a ceremony in St Georges Channel, Papua New Guinea, to honour and remember the crew of AE1; the Royal Australian Navy's first submarine.