Topic: Naval Heritage and History

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.

History and heraldry by design

Published on by LEUT Dave Devlin (author), POIS Phil Cullinan (photographer)

'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge. (photo: POIS Phil Cullinan)

'The Badger' Mr Paul Burnett shows how the HMAS Darwin badge was designed and some of the finer details that are involved with the history of the badge.

With the Royal Australian Navy undergoing it’s biggest refresh since the Second World War, and a number of ships commissioning and decommissioning, it’s time to investigate ships’ badges.

Historic helicopter captured for Memorial

Published on by Ms Dallas McMaugh (author and photographer)

L-R: Leading Seaman Daniel Crowe; Chief Petty Officer Michael Bryan; Warrant Officer Brian Pashley; Ms Stephanie Boyle; Mr Ian Parrott; Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge; and Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale with the Australian Navy's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter fondly known as 'Christine'. (photo: Dallas McMaugh)

L-R: Leading Seaman Daniel Crowe; Chief Petty Officer Michael Bryan; Warrant Officer Brian Pashley; Ms Stephanie Boyle; Mr Ian Parrott; Lieutenant Caleb Muggeridge; and Lieutenant Commander Damien Liberale with the Australian Navy's S-70B-2 Seahawk helicopter fondly known as 'Christine'.

With the retirement of the Australian Navy’s Seahawk Bravo S-70B-2 helicopter from service scheduled for 1 December, aircraft 872 (fondly known as ‘Christine’) will be taking up a new home at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

 

$500,000 grant to help find HMAS AE1

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has announced funding to match private investment for an expedition to search for Royal Australian Navy First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.

Crewman's courage commended

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

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William

Senior Naval Officer Western Australia, Commodore Brett Dowsing, RANR, presents Mrs Sue Robinson a Chief of Navy Group Commendation on behalf of the late ex-RAN member, William "Robbie" Robinson, at a ceremony in front of family, friends.

A member of the search and rescue team that worked to save personnel in the wake of the collision between HMA Ships Melbourne and Voyager on 10 February 1964 has been recognised for his heroism posthumously.

Navy’s WWI history on display

Published on by Australian National Maritime Museum (author)

HMAS AE2, imagery scanned from Navy Historic Archive. (photo: Navy Archive)

HMAS AE2, imagery scanned from Navy Historic Archive.

One hundred and three years ago Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1, disappeared while patrolling the seas near present-day New Guinea. No trace of the vessel or its 35 hands has ever been found. This story is now being told in a new exhibition at the Queensland Maritime Museum, ‘War at Sea – the Navy in WWI’.

An exhibition in collaboration - Sunda Strait remembered

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The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition. (photo: Unknown)

The Hon Julie Bishop, MP, with Frank McGovern and David Manning at the opening of the Australian National Maritime Museum's 'Guardians of Sunda Strait' exhibition.

An exhibition has been opened in Sydney that focuses on the story of Second World War Navy crews, and their ships that were lost off Indonesia.

Heroic Hobart (I)

Published on by John Perryman (author), Navy Archives (photographer)

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive (photo: )

Imagery Scanned from Navy Historic Archive

In the lead-up to the commissioning ceremony of the first of the Royal Australian Navy’s new destroyers on 23 September, we look back upon ships who have previously carried the name HMAS Hobart.

Half ton for remote communication station

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), Miss Sophie Pearse (photographer), ABC News North-West WA (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, in Exmouth WA. (photo: Miss Sophie Pearse)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and the Capability Acquisition Sustainment Group celebrate 50 years since the opening of the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, in Exmouth WA.

It’s been 50 years since one of the key communications hubs for the submarine community opened its gates and created a remote Western Australian town in the process.