World War 1 Submarine: Sandringham

These photographs were taken by Max Darby in July, 2013.


The photographs below provide motivation for artworks based on topics such as ruins, wrecks and rust or students might make their own photographic studies of this, or similar topics. The real aspects of the surviving metal are contrasted against underwater sections that can easily be seen in the clear, still water.


The J Class of submarines was built in England for the Royal navy in 1915.  At that time is was the fastest submarine class in the world. Six submarines were presented to Australia in 1919 but they were withdrawn from service in 1922 due to the high cost of running and maintaining them. This submarine was sold in 1929 and, after being dismantled, was sunk in the location now used by Sandringham Yacht Club. It was intended as a breakwater for the local beach.


The above information was proved for the plaque acknowledging its existence and erected by the Naval Historical Society of Australia and Sandringham Yacht Club


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