14-SEPTEMBER-1914, While serving as Commanding Officer of the Royal Australian Navy’s first Submarine HMAS AE1, Royal Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Thomas Fleming Besant was killed in action when AE1 disappeared during a patrol following the Australian Capture of German New Guinea.
The mysterious disappearance of AE1 became a haunting chapter in naval history, that was quickly overshadowed by events in the Dardanelles eight months later to the point where the whole campaign is largely unknown. Join us for Part one of the conclusion to our involvement in Historytoks #ShipwreckSummer
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