Published on by Mrs Cindy Wainwright (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)
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’?
Published on by LCDR Scott Carter (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)
Across late October and early November, Royal Australian Navy frigates HMA Ships Melbourne and Parramatta visited the Republic of Korea for the biennial maritime anti-submarine warfare exercise HAEDOLI WALLABY.
Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABEW Ryan McKenzie (photographer)
Royal Australian Navy frigates, HMA Ships Parramatta and Melbourne, have joined Republic of Korea destroyer, ROKS SejeongTheGreat, and US destroyer, USS Chafee to participate in a multilateral maritime interdiction exercise off the coast of Jeju.
Published on by LCDR Jason O'Gorman (author), LSIS Peter Thompson (photographer)
Prior to departing Fleet Base East for deployment, HMAS Darwin welcomed aboard trainee sailors destined to become the final generation of Mk92 Fire Control System maintainers for the Adelaide class frigates.
Spending 106 days away from home, with 75 days underway and many of those underwater, is something Australian Navy submariners take in their stride, but keeping a boat at sea takes some special skills.