Topic: Fleet Base West

Dechaineux returns

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.  (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Family and friends gather on Diamantina Wharf to welcome home to Fleet Base West HMAS Dechaineux after a South East Asia deployment.

HMAS Dechaineux returned to her home port at Fleet Base West just before Christmas, following a six month deployment to Asia and the east coast of Australia.

Great way to qualify

Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Communications and Information Systems Bianca van Peperzeel in front of HMAS Rankin at Fleet Base West.

Bribie Island girl Bianca van Peperzeel, grew up girt by sea and now she sails all seven of them in her career in the Navy as part of the Submarine Force. Recently awarded her 'dolphins', a prestigious qualification reserved for submariners, she has visited India whilst serving onboard HMAS Sheean, a Collins class submarine.