Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial

HMA Submarine AE1 (1914)
Cyril Lefroy Baker

The plaque reads ...

HMAS AE1HMA 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 photo of AE1 crew.
Newspaper cutting of the crew of submarine AE1.

AE1 and crew list

Submarine AE1

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