Topic: Submarine Force
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.
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.
Published on March 25, 2018 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.