Australian Sub Found 103 Years After It Sank
It was a deep secret. But now the mystery of Australia’s first submarine, which vanished in 1914 with 35 people on board, is one step closer to being solved. After 12 unsuccessful missions to find the HMAS AE1, the latest attempt struck gold, discovering the ship’s wreckage off Papua New Guinea. Now authorities will investigate the vessel’s remains to explain its demise — it may have hit a reef before apparently sinking intact — while contacting descendants of those on board and arranging to preserve the site as a memorial.