Australian navy world war one AE1 submarine found 103 years after it vanished

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Sunken submarine that carried 35 Australian and British crew located in notorious area off Papua New Guinea

Australia’s longest-running naval mystery – the disappearance of the nation’s first submarine – has been solved after 103 years.

The fate of HMAS AE1 had been one of the navy’s most enduring puzzles, sparking 13 different retrieval attempts since 1914, when the vessel vanished without a distress call off the coast of Papua New Guinea during the first world war.

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