Topic: HMAS AE1

HMAS AE1 remembered by two Navies

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Stuart Watters (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ship's flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Members of HMAS Toowoomba's ship's company hold a memorial service for HMAS AE1 on the ship's flight deck in waters off Papua New Guinea.

HMAS Toowoomba and HMS Sutherland have held simultaneous memorial services in honour of the lives lost during the sinking of Australia’s first submarine.

 

Silentworld’s support to the discovery of a century

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

Paul Hundley, Director at Silentworld Foundation during the expedition to locate HMAS AE1. (photo: Bayden Findlay)

Paul Hundley, Director at Silentworld Foundation during the expedition to locate HMAS AE1.

One of the key players in the search for the Royal Australian Navy’s first submarine HMAS AE1 says finding its final resting place was ‘the right thing to do’ both for the men who died and for their families.

Preserving the story of HMAS AE1

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

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 (Ret'd) 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 (Ret'd) 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 CMDR 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.

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

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jason Tuffrey (author and photographer), DCNS (photographer)

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

Published on by LSMTSM Hunt (author)

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

Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

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

Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

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.