AE1, Australia’s oldest submarine, found


Rear Admiral Peter Briggs who was part of the team to find the AE1 discussed the circumstances surrounding the submarine’s loss in the recent Australian Naval History episode on the 1914 Rabaul Campaign.

Australia’s oldest submarine, HMAS AE1, found

Australia’s oldest naval mystery has been solved with the discovery of the wreck of Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 off the coast of the Duke of York Islands in Papua New Guinea. A new expedition to find the submarine commenced last week and the search vessel ‘Furgro Equator’ has now located the submarine in more than 300 metres of water, Defence Minister Senator Marise Payne announced (Dec 2017).

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