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WA Museum Story - Submarines

Episode: 3
Broadcast: 19th October
Presenter: Tod

It’s a big year for us. We’re acknowledging Australia’s entry into World War One a century ago. Even in peace time, a life in the forces is a big commitment, and perhaps one of the toughest gigs would have to be serving on a Submarine!

  • The retired Royal Australian Navy Oberon class submarine that’s on permanent display at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle is certainly a majestic sight.

  •  Australia has a long tradition of submarines, Australia’s first two submarines saw duty in World War One.

  • Commissioned in 1969, HMAS Ovens is modern in comparison of the Submarines of World War One however, life onboard was never easy.