AEI - LOST AUSSIE BOAT FOUND AFTER 103 YEARS

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  1. Lost at sea 14th Sept 2014

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    <<His Majesty’s Australian Submarine AE1 was launched in the yard of Vickers Ltd at Barrow-in-Furness, England on 22 May 1913. She commissioned at Portsmouth on 28 February 1914 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Thomas Fleming Besant, RN. She was the first of two E Class submarines built for the fledgling Royal Australian Navy and was manned by Royal Navy officers with a mixed crew of sailors drawn from the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy...>>

    http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-ae1

    FOUND


    <<...The first Allied and Royal Australian Navy submarine lost in World War I has finally been found after a 103-year search off the coast of Papua New Guinea.

    "Australia's oldest naval mystery has been solved," Defence Minister Marise Payne said.

    "It was … a significant tragedy felt by our nation and our allies."...>>

    Excellent coverage here http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-21/hmas-ae1-submarine-found-after-century-long-search/9278782

    RIP - RESURGAM
     
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