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AE.1

Post by E28 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:16 pm

The loss of the submarine AE.1 furnishes one more illustration - and we have had many such illustrations within the past 7 or 8 years - (a referral to subs lost in accidents) of the fact that if these deadly instruments are dangerous to an enemy, they carry danger also to those who man them.
Of all vessels of war these are the most perilous; and of all the men of the R.N. ( inc R.A.N.) those who go down to the sea in submarines are the least sure of the fate that awaits them.

...with no enemy in sight - with the most modern equipment & with all these provisions for the safety of the men on board - what untoward accident accounts for the loss of the AE.1 ?

That is one of the secrets that is buried with the submarine.

H.M.A.S. AE.1 was lost with all hands 14 Sept 1914.
That is one of the secrets that is buried with the submarine. To this day.

( Text courtesy a Sydney newspaper, 1 week after her loss )
Raid - Trade - Aid
Thats all folks. Sean. E28

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