Peter Briggs AO is a BSAR Field Organiser and a retired Rear Admiral.
Peter lead a team of Australians on a mission to preserve the WW1 submarine AE2 as part of the Silent Anzac Project.
Peter also lead the team that found the missing submarine AE1 in December 2017.
Last Updated on January 7, 2023
BSAR Field Organiser and Retired Rear Admiral Peter Briggs lead a team of Australians on a different type of search – a mission to preserve the WW1 submarine AE2 as part of the Silent Anzac Project.
Peter previously led a dive survey in October 2007 that found the 99-year-old submarine to be in “remarkably good shape”.
HMAS AE2 in Sydney, circa 1914. Source: Australian War Memorial
The well-preserved submarine was sunk by Ottoman gunfire off the Turkish coast in 1915. HMAS AE2 was an E-class submarine of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and was the first Allied submarine to penetrate the Dardanelles strait in a bid to secure the Gallipoli Peninsula.
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