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Documents relating to the loss of Frederick Woodland aboard submarine AEI

Date: 1914 - 1919
Dimensions:
Display Dimensions: 330 x 204 mm
Medium: Paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Gift from Annie Goldie
Classification:Ephemera
Object Name: Archive series
Object No: ANMS0824

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    Description
    This collection of paper based material relates to Frederick William Woodland who served and was lost on the Australian submarine AE1 on 14 September 1914. It consists of a commemorative booklet; a certificate of the inspector of seamen's wills; pocket size seaman's handbook; a commemorative scroll; two photographs and condolence letters from Buckingham Palace and Winston S Churchill. A substantial proportion of the collection is made up of correspondence between Frederick Woodland's wife and the Australian High Commission office in London.
    SignificanceThis collection is an important record of the E-Class submarine AE1 and its mysterious sinking. There are few records to be found relating to AEI or the personal losses of those aboard it.
    HistoryFrederick William Woodland served and was lost on the Australian submarine AEI when it disappeared without a trace on 14 September 1914. AEI was an E-Class submarine in the Royal Navy. On 2 March 1914 it departed for Australia on its 83 day maiden voyage - setting a record as the longest journey ever taken by a submarine. During World War I it patrolled the waters off German New Guinea, until it was mysteriously lost with all hands. No remains have ever been found and her exact location is still unknown. It has been presumed that AE1 struck an uncharted reef and sank, however the exact cause of AE1's loss remains a mystery.
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    Web title: Documents relating to the loss of Frederick Woodland aboard submarine AEI

    Primary title: RELATING TO FREDERICK WILLIAM WOODLAND WHO SERVED AND WAS LOST ON THE AUSTRALIAN SUBMARINE "AE1" ON 14 SEPTEMBER 1914, INCLUDES LETTERS AND CERTIFICATES

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