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HMAS AE 2 Torpedo / May 2013
HMAS AE 2 Torpedo / May 2013

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

Torpedo commemorates the actions in World War One of Lieutenant H. Stoker, D.S.O., RX, and the crew of the RAN Submarine H.M.A.S. AE2.

HMAS AE2 (originally known as AE2) was an E class submarine of the Royal Australian Navy.  She was commissioned into the RAN at Portsmouth on 28 February 1914 and was scuttled little more than a year later in the Sea of Marmara after being hit by enemy shellfire during the Battle of Gallipoli. The AE2  was the first submarine to penetrate the mined narrows of the Dardanelles and thus to enter the Sea of Marmara.

The HMAS AE2 was under the command of Lieutenant Stoker of the Royal Navy who was also a stage and screen actor. After the AE2 was scuttled and her crew captured, Stoker used his acting abilities to entertain fellow prisoners and unsuccessfully tried to escape.

Location

Address:Albury Street, Holbrook, 2644
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.718954
Long: 147.317132
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th March, 1992
Front Inscription

HERE IS COMMEMORATED THE ACTION OF
LIEUTENANT -COMMANDER H.H.G.D.STOKER D.S.O., R.N
AND THE SHIPS COMPANY OF AE2, WHO
BREACHED THE DARDANELLES ON ANZAC DAY 1915.

UNVEILED BY HIS EXCELLENCY
REAR ADMIRAL PETER SINCLAIR A.O.
GOVERNOR OF NEW SOUTH WALES ON
SATURDAY 28 MARCH 1992

 

Source: MA
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