Topic: HMAS Dechaineux (S76)

'Thorough' sailor visits Dechaineux

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

Mr Robert Pitman with Dechaineux’s Commanding Officer, Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a recent visit to the submarine. (photo: Unknown)

Mr Robert Pitman with Dechaineux’s Commanding Officer, Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a recent visit to the submarine.

Descending the ladder into a submarine was no trouble for Royal Navy veteran, 92-year old Robert Pitman, when the spritely nonagenarian visited HMAS Dechaineux alongside her home port in Western Australia recently.

Keeping it in the Navy family

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

The new Commanding Officer of HMAS Dechaineux, CMDR Daniel Sutherland, RAN, stands with his wife Rita, father LCDR David Sutherland, and brother CHAP James Sutherland, after a command supersession on HMAS Dechaineux at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The new Commanding Officer of HMAS Dechaineux, CMDR Daniel Sutherland, RAN, stands with his wife Rita, father LCDR David Sutherland, and brother CHAP James Sutherland, after a command supersession on HMAS Dechaineux at Fleet Base West.

They say Navy is like one big family but when it comes to three people in the west it’s more a case of a family within a family.

Giant Jenga brings nations together

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ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day. (photo: LEUT Kara Wansbury)

ABMT SM Joe Piasecki completes a round of the inflatable circuit during the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th anniversary sports day.

A sports day involving competitors from 22 nations proved a highlight of last year’s Royal New Zealand Navy 75th birthday celebrations, according to crew members of Australian submarine HMAS Dechaineux.

A final return for Dechaineux Commander

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, stands on the casing.  (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Commanding Officer of HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, stands on the casing.

Smiling, familiar faces greeted the crew of HMAS Dechaineux upon her return to Fleet Base West after a two month deployment to Tasmania and New Zealand. Arriving a week ahead of Christmas the submarine crew were welcomed by friends, family and representatives of the Submarine Force.

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.

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.

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.