War At Sea – Navy in World War 1
War at Sea draws on the personal accounts of WWI Navy servicemen – through their diaries, mementoes, ship’s logs and letters home – to tell their incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice amidst the drudgery of life at sea, patrolling, blockading and escorting troopships.
The banner exhibition explores the mystery surrounding the loss of Australia’s first submarine AE1 and the role of the Royal Australian Bridging Train at Gallipoli in 1915. The exhibition consists of eight display panels and four short videos which delve into different aspects of the Navy’s involvement in the Great War, largely through the voices of the servicemen who were there. Additionally, Seaworks has developed a history of the Royal Australian Navy which is on exhibition alongside the Colonial Navy display.
This is a comprehensive display of the Naval history of Victoria and Australia.