Topic: Submarine Force

Submariners receive Fleet Awards

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

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

Published on by Defence (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

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.

Silent service remembers sailors lost at sea

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

Silent service continues to build capability

Published on by CMDR Matt Brown (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, (left) with graduates of the Submarine Warfare Officers' Course at HMAS Watson, US Navy Lieutenant Roger Terry; Royal Canadian Navy Lieutenant Poul Mathiesen; Lieutenant Ben Sweetenham; with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer; and graduates Lieutenant Regina Campbell; Lieutenant William Hartridge and US Navy Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw, with Commodore Training Commodore Michael Rothwell. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, (left) with graduates of the Submarine Warfare Officers' Course at HMAS Watson, US Navy Lieutenant Roger Terry; Royal Canadian Navy Lieutenant Poul Mathiesen; Lieutenant Ben Sweetenham; with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer; and graduates Lieutenant Regina Campbell; Lieutenant William Hartridge and US Navy Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw, with Commodore Training Commodore Michael Rothwell.

Navy’s submarine capability has continued to grow, with the 'silent service' recently adding their largest cohort of Submarine Warfare Officers in 20 years.

Dolphins a family affair

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

Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Twelve new sailors joined the Submarine service at a ceremony in Western Australia on 13 November. It was a very special day for Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb, who was presented his 'dolphins' by his father, Mr Warren Webb.

Robust mentoring in Submarine Force

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), ABIS Chris Beerens (photographer)

Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster talks to Submarine Force personnel about the Project Innovation mentoring program at Submarine Training Systems Centre, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Chris Beerens)

Chief Petty Officer Lee Webster talks to Submarine Force personnel about the Project Innovation mentoring program at Submarine Training Systems Centre, Western Australia.

A submariner Lieutenant and Chief Petty Officer are at the centre of a mentoring program to help develop the future of the silent service.