Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial
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HMA Submarine AE1 (1914)
Cyril Lefroy Baker
The plaque reads ...
HMA SUBMARINE AE1
Australia's First Submarine
Lost 14.09.1914 with all hands
presumed struck an uncharted reef
off Raball, New Britain.
Among the crew was telegraphist
L.S. CYRIL LEFROY BAKER RAN 1268
He was the first Tasmanian killed in
his country's service in World War 1
Australia had two of the British built E Class submarines, AE1 and AE2.
They were 178 feet in length (78 metres) with a submerged displacement
of 780 tons.
Newspaper cutting of the crew of submarine AE1.
information on AE1 ...