An Australian Navy expedition has offered a high-resolution video of its first submarine, which was mysteriously lost, along with its entire crew, off Papua New Guinea at the start of the First World War.
The HMAS AE1, the first submarine of the Royal Australian Navy, disappeared in September 1914, at the beginning of the First World War, and now an expedition organized by the National Navy He has managed to record a video of his remains filmed by a drone in deep waters off the coast of Papua New Guinea.
Under the command of Lieutenant Thomas Besant, the ship sailed from Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, on the morning of September 14, 1914. However, that was the last news that was had of the submarine and its 35 crew. Its destiny has been one of the main mysteries of the Australian military history.
It was the first loss suffered by the Navy of the oceanic country in the First World War.
Carried out with the help of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, who donated his Petrel research vessel, the exploratory operation involved a submarine drone used to film and inspect the wreck using high-definition cameras, according to the Australian news portal ABC…
The images show the remains of the submarine bridge, the control room and ceramic toilet bowls.
The images collected could lift the veil of mystery that covers the sinking, which for a little more than a century generated many speculations, including that it was attacked by an enemy German submarine or hit by a military vessel.
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