Topic: Submarines (SSG)

Rankin renders assistance

Published on by LEUT Luke Richmond (author), ABIS Julianne Cropley (photographer)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West (c2014).   (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

STOCK PHOTO: - HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West (c2014).

It is a rare occasion that a submarine finds itself involved in the co-ordination of life-saving events, however that is exactly how the day began for the crew of HMAS Rankin last month.

Submarines - a ‘worthy’ force

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mrs Cindy Wainwright (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

(R to L): Commodore Andrew Robertson, Commodore Russell Baker, and other Senior Naval Officers during a Submarine Seaworthiness Board at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The requirement to traverse both in and on the waters of the greater region creates significant complexity for the enterprise that gets Australian submarines to sea. The sum of all the parts is called ‘seaworthiness’ and looks at the physical condition of submarines as well as the status and training of the personnel that are required to crew and support them. So who deems a submarine ‘worthy’?

 

All things maritime celebrated in Fremantle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Dean Gazzola gives Mr John Sharp from Defence Veterans Affairs, Mr Eddie Koza and his sons Alex and Luke a tour of HMAS Waller during the Port of Fremantle Maritime Day held on Victoria Quay in Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sub Lieutenant Dean Gazzola gives Mr John Sharp from Defence Veterans Affairs, Mr Eddie Koza and his sons Alex and Luke a tour of HMAS Waller during the Port of Fremantle Maritime Day held on Victoria Quay in Fremantle.

With the decks swabbed and the bulkheads scrubbed, submarine HMAS Waller featured quayside for all to see during Maritime Day in the working Port of Fremantle.

 

Divers lend submarine a hand

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West.

Navy teamwork was on show recently as members of Clearance Diving Team Four came to the aid of their submariner colleagues to carry out a vital piece of maintenance on HMAS Farncomb.

Logistic liaison supports port visits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine  (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea.

The task of providing support to submarines when they visit ports around Australia and throughout the world is the role of a specialised team that delivers in assisting the functional capability of the submarine fleet.

Dechaineux dives into tri-lateral submarine exercise

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSPH Kaye Adams (photographer)

HMAS Dechaineux in the exercise area off the coast of Darwin in August 2004. (photo: LSPH Kaye Adams)

HMAS Dechaineux in the exercise area off the coast of Darwin in August 2004.

Australian Navy submarine HMAS Dechaineux, has recently joined four Japanese submarines and United States Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Key West in a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force trilateral exercise in waters south of Japan.

Seeking submariners - a team effort

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East.

During a recent visit to the east coast of the Australian continent, the crew of Collins class submarine, HMAS Waller opened the hatches to shed some light on those who sail the depths.

Work experience for future Navy women

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), ABMT Glenn Oliveiro (photographer), LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez (photographer)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSML-SC Ernesto Sanchez)

Students from the Defence Work Experience Program's Women in Navy Leadership Camp visit the Australian Clearance Diving Team Four at HMAS Stirling.

Women in Navy Leadership was the focus of a three-day camp at HMAS Stirling as part of the Defence Work Experience Program.

Third win for Rankin

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), CPO Damien Pawlenko (photographer)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

The Collins class submarine HMAS Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time. 

Underwater medicine a deep skill

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Harley Slatter (author), LSIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

Petty Officer Medic (Underwater) David Grace conducts hyperbaric training inside Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit's hyperbaric chamber at HMAS Penguin, Sydney.

Lodged at HMAS Penguin in Sydney, Navy’s Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit has many roles providing healthcare for Australian Defence Force divers and training underwater medics.