Topic: HMAS AE1

100 years of submarines

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author)

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

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

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

Published on by LEUT Jack Abbott (author)

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.