War at Sea - The Navy in WWI

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Image: AE2 Australian Submarine Arrival for Voyage to Australia, ANMM Collection

War at Sea - The Navy in WWI


Over one hundred years ago – on 14 September 1914 - Australia’s first submarine AE1 disappeared while patrolling the seas near present day New Guinea. No trace of the vessel or its 35 hands has ever been found to this day.

This story is now being told in War at Sea – the Navy in WWI an eight-panel exhibition on tour from the Australian National Maritime Museum.

The experiences of Australian sailors in World War I has largely been overshadowed by the stories of soldiers on the Western Front or at Gallipoli. This panel exhibition draws on the personal accounts of Navy servicemen – through their diaries, mementoes, ship’s logs and letters home – to tell their incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice amidst the drudgery of life at sea, patrolling, blockading and escorting troopships.

War at Sea – the Navy in WWI is a touring exhibition developed by the Australian National Maritime Museum. 


Exhibition on Display:

2 March 2018 - 29 March 2018

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