The submarine was discovered during an expedition led by Find AE1 Limited in December 2017, more than 103 years after it disappeared near the Duke of York Islands in PNG, ending one of Australias longest naval mysteries.
The report indicates that the AE1 was probably submerged or diving while she was returning to Rabaul, after a patrol looking for enemy activity around the Duke of York Islands, when tragedy struck.
The ruins of one of the oldest war vessels which disappeared off the coast of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea in 1914, was discovered off the Duke of York islands
in Papua New Guinea.
The authorities did not disclose the wreck's location, except to say it was found off the Duke of York Islands
If your research locus is the Lapita phenomenon do not be misled by the title; parts I through IX are relevant sources for most scholars doing research on that topic, and the four data-filled papers on sites assignable to the Lapita Cultural Complex in the Duke of York Islands
, Boduna Island, Lagenda on the Talasea Peninsula itself, and on the pottery of the entire area surrounding the Talasea Peninsula are essential to anyone doing comparative analysis of similar Lapita evidence from elsewhere.
Two years ago over 1,000 people had to abandon their homes in the Duke of York Islands
in Papua New Guinea as rising seas destroyed their homes, contaminated freshwater supplies and destroyed crops.
On 28 November last year, 1000 people from the Duke of York Islands
in Papua New Guinea were told they were to be relocated from their homes, which were rapidly disappearing below sea level.