Topic: Submarine Force

Chaplain returns to Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani on the casing of a Collins Class Submarine at HMAS Stirling.

The Navy’s Submarine Force Chaplain has returned to the role after several years away providing capability to a variety of units within the RAN.

Submarine Force lends a hand

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Mrs Margaret McDonald in her new 'gopher' mobility scooter, presented by Mr Steve Danaher of Legacy in cooperation with members of the Royal Australian Navy, from left, Commander Tony Ashley, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ashleigh Egan, Submarine Force Command Warrant Officer Justin Moore, Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani and Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Submarines Analyst Kelly Thomson, at Amana Living - Wearne House in Dudley Park, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Mrs Margaret McDonald in her new 'gopher' mobility scooter, presented by Mr Steve Danaher of Legacy in cooperation with members of the Royal Australian Navy, from left, Commander Tony Ashley, Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Supply Chain Ashleigh Egan, Submarine Force Command Warrant Officer Justin Moore, Submarine Force Chaplain Franco Siani and Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Submarines Analyst Kelly Thomson, at Amana Living - Wearne House in Dudley Park, Western Australia.

Navy’s Submarine Force have joined Perth Legacy to assist with the presentation of a war widow’s new mobility scooter.

 

Submarine Training and Systems Centre celebrates 25 years

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Director Training Authority Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, and the youngest member of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, cut a commemorative cake with four of the original staff members at a morning tea for the 25th Anniversary of the opening of STSC at HMAS Stirling. From left: Mr Des Byrne, Mr Brian Graves, Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, Director Training Authority-Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, Ms Wendy Jackson and Mr Daryl McIntyre. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Director Training Authority Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, and the youngest member of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, cut a commemorative cake with four of the original staff members at a morning tea for the 25th Anniversary of the opening of STSC at HMAS Stirling. From left: Mr Des Byrne, Mr Brian Graves, Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, Director Training Authority-Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, Ms Wendy Jackson and Mr Daryl McIntyre.

Staff and special guests have joined together at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to celebrate 25 years of delivering training to the Submarine Force.

 

Sleeping submariners innovative support structure

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Prototype of the submarine accommodation capsules (SAC) that can be stored in similar fashion as torpedos ready for trials. (photo: Unknown)

Prototype of the submarine accommodation capsules (SAC) that can be stored in similar fashion as torpedos ready for trials.

A group of Royal Australian Navy submariners have developed an innovative solution to providing temporary accommodation onboard submarines.

Forty years’ service and counting

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer John Farrell with a Federation Star in recognition of 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, at a ceremony attended by the Submarine Training and Systems Centre staff and faculty at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, presents Chief Petty Officer John Farrell with a Federation Star in recognition of 40 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, at a ceremony attended by the Submarine Training and Systems Centre staff and faculty at HMAS Stirling, Garden Island.

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, took time out of his visit to Fleet Base West recently to recognise one member’s 40 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy.

 

Submariners receive Fleet Awards

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Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, presents the Submarine Silver Platter Award to Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Submarines Rajan Arora (right) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Submarines Adam Sherriff of HMAS Rankin. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead, presents the Submarine Silver Platter Award to Leading Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Submarines Rajan Arora (right) and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics-Chef Submarines Adam Sherriff of HMAS Rankin.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Jonathan Mead has recognised outstanding Navy submariners during the Fleet Awards presentation ceremony at the Submarine Training and System Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Recognising the professionalism of our submariners

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Geoff Wadley, Submarine Association Members Mr Terry Baker, President (WA); Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), National President, Submarines Association of Australia and Mr Allan Thomas, President Royal Navy Submarines Association (Australian Branch) present Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Lindsey Hinch with the Submariner of the Year Award. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Geoff Wadley, Submarine Association Members Mr Terry Baker, President (WA); Commodore Bob Trotter, RAN (Rtd), National President, Submarines Association of Australia and Mr Allan Thomas, President Royal Navy Submarines Association (Australian Branch) present Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Submarines Lindsey Hinch with the Submariner of the Year Award.

Chief Petty Officer Marine Technician Lindsay Hinch has won the highly coveted title of Submariner of the Year.

Keeping families in touch - submarine style

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Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Analyst-Submarines Tony Mahony is greeted by his wife Felicity and daughter Audrey as HMAS Waller returns to her home at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia.

In this digital age, methods for keeping in touch with loved ones can be taken for granted – but for submariners, for whom communication is kept to a minimum, the most brief of contact is vital. 

Submariners ‘deep-dive’ into critical rescue operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, Commander Matthew Brown, RAN, presents to Australian and international guests and attendees at the Coordinator Rescue Forces Course held at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, Commander Matthew Brown, RAN, presents to Australian and international guests and attendees at the Coordinator Rescue Forces Course held at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling recently hosted an international contingent of submarine rescue officers who were ‘taught and assessed’ on the planning and coordination considerations in the event of a stricken submarine incident requiring rescue.

Joint logistics integral to submarine capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

It takes a special logistical effort across the Defence organisation to keep submarines fully equipped to sustain a peak state of capability and operational readiness.