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Thursday, 10 June 1915


Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister of Defence) . - I ask leave to make a statement in connexion with submarine AE2, which I think will be of interest to the Senate.

Leave granted.


Senator PEARCE - We have been in communication with the Ambassador for the United States of America to obtain information as to the fate of the officers and crew of the submarine AE2, sunk in the Sea of Marmora, and have received the following message: -

United States Ambassador reports that three officers and twenty-nine men were saved from Submarine AE2. This is total number of officers and men on board when the vessel sank; therefore all have been saved.







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