Two exhibits of the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour. The MB172 is an elegant timber motor boat which once ferried naval officers but now transports museum staff and guests on Sydney Harbour. It was built by the Royal Australian Navy at Garden Island dockyard and worked mostly on on Port Phillip and later Jervis Bay. The art work is entitled ‘… the ocean bed their tomb’ and takes the form of a floating stainless steel wreath, which is six metres in diameter, but is usually partly submerged in the water. It was created by Warren Langley and unveiled in 2015 to commemorate the disappearance of submarine HMAS AE1 and the loss of its 35 crew in 1914.
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