Section: Fleet

Alliance strong above and below the water

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Jayson Tufrey (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Commander Submarines-NATO (COMSUBNATO) Rear Admiral Matthew Zirkle, USN, during a tour of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Australia and the United States have had an existing framework of collaboration in the development of submarine combat systems and torpedoes for many years, as well as a long history of at-sea exercises.

Training across the Tasman

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Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux conduct a damage control exercise during a passage (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux conduct a damage control exercise during a passage

The crew of HMAS Dechaineux made good use of their recent transit to New Zealand, conducting collective training and qualifying five submariners.

Indian visit a Goa

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Greg Payne (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Petty Officer Electronics Technician Adam Kisiel attempts to block a shot from an Indian Naval player during a friendly match of volleyball held at INS Hansa in Goa, India.

HMAS Arunta personnel have charged their batteries for the start of their Middle Eastern maritime security patrols with food, sport and engagement with Indian Navy counterparts during a port visit. 

Task group sails to Bass Strait

Published on by LEUT Todd Fitzgerald (author), CPOIS Phillip Hunt (photographer)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities. (photo: CPOIS Phillip Hunt)

(R-L) HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Gascoyne and Huon leave Sydney Harbour to take part in Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy's largest maritime warfare activities.

Warships, submarines and aircraft from all over the country are converging on Bass Strait for the final week of Exercise OCEAN RAIDER, one of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime warfare activities.

Arunta exercises with Indian Navy

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HMAS Arunta's, Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae,  RAN on the bridge wing of Arunta, during maritime exercises with Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45)  off the coast of Goa, India.
 (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

HMAS Arunta's, Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Duncan Macrae, RAN on the bridge wing of Arunta, during maritime exercises with Indian Talwar Class INS Teg (F45) off the coast of Goa, India.

The crew of HMAS Arunta recently took the opportunity to conduct exercises with their Indian Navy counterparts after a port visit to Goa, India. 

Arunta farewells fallen

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Chaplain Stephen Estherby addresses members of HMAS Arunta's crew on the flight deck during a scattering of ashes ceremony held off the coast of Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Chaplain Stephen Estherby addresses members of HMAS Arunta's crew on the flight deck during a scattering of ashes ceremony held off the coast of Western Australia.

On two consecutive days, the ship’s company of HMAS Arunta paused in their transit to deploy to the Middle East region to half mast the Australian White Ensign and conduct two significant services.

Daughter visits namesake submarine

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Ms Ann Dechaineux and the Commanding Officer Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty. (photo: Unknown)

Ms Ann Dechaineux and the Commanding Officer Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty.

The daughter of Captain Emile Dechaineux visited the Collins class submarine named after her father in Hobart on the 72nd anniversary of his death.

Surveyors graduate to the fleet

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Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November. (photo: LSIS Peter Thompson)

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Eleven personnel became the world's newest internationally qualified hydrographic surveyors when they graduated from the Royal Australian Navy’s Hydrographic School’s H2 Course at HMAS Penguin on 11 November.

Warramunga engages with regional neighbours

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HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee. (photo: LCDR Fiona Eggans)

HMAS Warramungs ship's company joining staff and children at the Village d'enfant de Sihanouk Ville, an orphange for young children, following a successful working bee.

New friends and cultural experiences were highlights for the ship’s company of HMAS Warramunga when they visited Sihanoukville, Cambodia and Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam recently.

Port visits relished by underwater crew

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HMAS Dechaineux alongside in Hobart. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Dechaineux alongside in Hobart.

Following a lumpy transit across the Southern Ocean, HMAS Dechaineux took a well-earned break in Hobart for a few days recently.