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A monument commemorates the crew of the H.M.A.S. AE2 submarine which penetrated the Dardenelles Strait during the troop landings at ANZAC Cove in April 1915. The memorial contains an etched plaque sculptured by Ross Bastiaan detailing the history of the submarine at Gallipoli during World War One.  

HMAS AE2 was the first Allied submarine to penetrate the Dardanelles in 1915 as part of the Gallipoli Campaign, on the very morning the ANZAC soldiers landed at Anzac Cove. After five hectic days "running amok", she finally fell to Turkish gunfire and was scuttled. Her crew was captured and spent the rest of the war as Turkish POWs. AE2 lay, unseen, until in 1998 she was discovered, intact, in 73m of water in the Sea of Marmara.

Location

Address:Garden Island Naval Base, Garden Island, 2011
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.858408
Long: 151.229999
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW1
Actual Event STart Date:25-April-1915
Actual Event End Date:30-April-1915
Monument Designer:Ross Bastiaan

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Wednesday 22nd April, 2009
Front Inscription

Plaque 1:

AUSTRALIA`S SUBMARINE AE2
GALLIPOLI 1915
(History of AE2 at Gallipoli)

Plaque 2:

DEDICATED TO THE CREW OF HMAS AE2
DEPARTED GARDEN ISLAND
19 DECEMBER 1914
BOUND FOR THE DARDANELLES

JOINTLY UNVEILED BY
THE HONOURABLE WARREN SNOWDON MP
MINISTER FOR DEFENCE SCIENCE AND PERSONNEL

H.E.N MURAT ERSAVCI
AMBASSADOR FOR THE REPUBLIC OF TURKEY
22 APRIL 2009


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