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researchers discover what sunk australia's first submarine

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researchers discover what sunk australia's first submarine

a team of researchers may have solved a 104-year-old mystery surrounding the sinking of australia's first submarine.after going down in 1914 near papua new guinea with 35 people on board, the ae1 lay on the seabed until it was discovered late last year.national maritime museum director kevin sumption believes the team has found out exactly how it got there."they believe a major issue was a ventilation shaft which was open, which would've allowed water into the engine room when the submarine dived," mr sumption said.the 55 metre-long submarine was patrolling the waters off papua new guinea at the outbreak of world war i, helping the australian navy capture the german pacific colonies.aei in action.suppliedresearchers believe it was cru...