The submarine HMAS AE2, (LCDR H. Stoker, RN), penetrated the Dardanelles while the first ANZAC troops were storming ashore at Gallipoli.
After evading Turkish warships and mines, she broke through into the Sea of Marmara with orders to “Run Amok Generally” behind the enemy lines. AE2 sank a Turkish gunboat with a torpedo during her passage of the Dardanelles.
HMS SCORPION, (LCDR A. B. Cunningham, RN), patrolled off the beaches at Gallipoli.
The supporting destroyers were under orders not to engage shore targets in the initial stages of the landing, and cruised impotently off the shore while their comrades were unmercifully shelled by the Turks.
During the WWII Cunningham was C-in-C of the Mediterranean Fleet.