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    Posted: 29 Aug 2010 at 17:13
The list shown hereunder is just a short list of reference material with regards to HMAS AE2, please feel free to add any further regerence material not listed.

Straws in the Wind. by Commander H.G. Stoker. 1925. Publisher: Herbert Jenkins. Personal account by the commander of the AE2 of his exploits during his command of the AE2. Also includes a good insight into his personality and life philosophy. An excellent read.

Stoker's Submarine. by Fred & Elizabeth Brenchley. 2001. Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers ( Australia ) Pty Ltd. Tells the story of Stoker's military achievements. Also an excellence resource for information on other crew on the AE2 besides Captain Stoker.

Project AE2 - The Search for HMA Submarine AE2 - Investigation of a shipwreck in Turkey - October, 1997. The official report of Project AE2's 1997 expedition. Author Tim Smith , Maritime Archeologist and Project AE2 member, NSW Heritage Office. Contact the NSW Heritage office for a copy of this document.

Project AE2 - Investigation of the HMA AE2 submarine wreck site - Turkey , October, 1998. The official report of Project AE2's 1998 expedition. Author Tim Smith , maritime archaeologist, NSW Heritage Office. Contact Tim Smith at the NSW Heritage office for a copy of this document.

Exploring the Australian WW1 Submarine AE2. Journal of the Australian Naval Institute, Vol 26, No.1: 27-29, Jan-March, 2000. Author Mark Spencer. A personal account of the experience and practicalities of diving on AE2.

AE2 - Unsung Hero of Gallipoli. Australian Warship Review. Vol.3: 5-12, April-June, 1999. Author Mark Spencer. A full account of the expeditions, AE2's discovery and issues needed to be addressed.

First Through: The Epic Voyage of AE2. Wartime (the official magazine of the Australian War Memorial). Vol 6: 3-12, Winter, 1999. Author Richard Pelvin. An excellent historical account with archive photos and illustrations.

The Search for AE2. Wartime. Wartime (the official magazine of the Australian War Memorial). Vol 6: 13-15, Winter, 1999. Author Mark Spencer. A summary of the expeditions and issues pertaining to AE2's discovery.

Gallipoli's Naval Secret - The Search for the AE2. The Sydney Papers. Vol.11, No.1, Summer, 1999. A transcript of an address by Mark Spencer to the Sydney Institute.

The Discovery of the AE2 - A WW1 Submarine. Skylife (the In-flight magazine of Turkish Airlines. Written in Turkish and English). Issue 4, 1999, 26-34. Author Mark Spencer. A good summary of the discovery of AE2 and the Australian/Turkish cooperation in verifying its identity.

Australian History in a Turkish Sea . Scuba Diver Magazine. Jan-Feb, 1999: 62-63. Author Bill Sellars, an Australian journalist living and working in Istanbul , offers some interesting thoughts on the degree of influence - if any - AE2 had on the decision to maintain troops at Gallipoli.

The Unsung Heroine. Sportdiving Magazine. No. 74, June-July, 1999, 76-81. Author Mark Spencer. An overview of the expeditions and the history and significance of AE2.

The Legacy of AE2. The Shores of Gallipoli - Naval Aspects of the Anzac Campaign.
Pages 211-219. Book author Tom Frame. Publishers Hale & Iremonger Pty Ltd. Published 2000. A good historical account of the exploits of AE2 and the significance of its discovery.

Australian Submarines - A History. (book) by Michael White. Australian Government Publishing Service. Published 1992. Written before AE2's discovery but a good reference book for background information on AE2.

AE2: Subsunk - Subfound.
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings Dec 1998 Page 89
Author Dr Don Walsh. Dr Walsh, capt USN Ret. is a oceanographer and stil holds the record with Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard for reaching the oceans deepest depth of 11.5 kms (seven miles or 37,800 feet) in the Marianas Trench aboard the bathyscaph Trieste .
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Here's another one:

Beneath the Dardanelles - The Australian Submarine at Gallipoli (book) by Vecihi and Hatice Hurmuz Basarin. Published 2008 by Allen & Unwin. It tells the story of AE2 from both the Australian ad Turkish perspectives and features extracts from the memoirs of the two captains (of AE2 and Sultanhisar).

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