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As ‘metal pirates' loot seabed treasures, there are fears Australia's first submarine could be next

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The location of HMAS AE1 is a closely held secret but some worry the first world war wreckage will be found by thieves Scavengers, trophy hunters and “metal pirates” are looting the treasures under the seas - and there are fears Australia's first submarine could be next. The location of HMAS AE1 's wreck is a secret closely held by a small group of people, including relatives of the 35 men who were on board when the Royal Australian Navy vessel sank at the outbreak of the first world war.
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