Topic: HMAS AE1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hundred years ago today, the very first submarines were commissioned into service in the Royal Australian Navy.
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.
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.