HM Australian Submarine AE1

HM Australian Submarine AE1

AE1 was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on 28 Feb 1914 and left UK in company with HMAS AE2 reaching Australia on 24 May 1914. At the start of WW1, HMAS AE1 was engaged, along with AE2, in the capture of German New Guinea. On 14 Sep 1914 she departed Rabaul, New Guinea for a patrol but failed to return that evening. After many years of searching, the wreck was finally discovered in December 2017 off the Duke of York islands, Papua New Guinea. HMAS AE1 is commemorated at http://www.navy.gov.au/hmas-ae1 This community includes all 35 members of the mixed RN and RAN crew lost in AE1. To share or request information, please email: gerrycostellofww[at]gmail.com

Created by: Gerry59140

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  • Born 1881

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 196497

    Royal Navy 8260 Petty Officer Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Born 1882

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 208916 Able Seaman HM Submarine AE1

  • Profile picture for John James Bray

    Born 1891

    Died 1914

    Other Empire Force 1604 Stoker Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Born 1883

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 302880 Stoker 1st Class HM Submarine AE1

  • Profile picture for Robert Smail

    Born 1888

    Died 1914

    Other Empire Force Petty Officer Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Profile picture for Harry Stretch

    Born 1877

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 278358

    Royal Navy 8265 Chief Stoker Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Born 1887

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 226508 Able Seaman HM Submarine AE1

  • Profile picture for Frederick George Dennis

    Born 1885

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 220438 Able Seaman

    Royal Navy 8281 Able Seaman Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Born 1885

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 309518 Stoker 1st Class Portsmouth Submarine Flotilla paid via HMS Thames, depot ship

    Other Empire Force 8288 Leading Stoker Royal Australian Navy, H.M. Australian Submarine AE1

    Other Empire Force 8288 and 309518 Leading Stoker Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Profile picture for John Messenger

    Born 1887

    Died 1914

    Other Empire Force 7291 Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Profile picture for Thomas Frederick Lowe

    Born 1875

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 271421 Acting Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class HM Submarine AE1

  • Profile picture for James Alexander Fettes

    Born 1884

    Died 1914

    Other Empire Force 7290 Engine Room Artificer 3rd Class Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Born 1885

    Died 1914

    Other Empire Force 7300 Stoker Petty Officer Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1

  • Born 1887

    Died 1914

    Royal Navy 230063 Signalman HM Submarine AE1

  • Born 1892

    Died 1914

    Other Empire Force 7876 Stoker Royal Australian Navy - HMAS AE1