Topic: HMAS Dechaineux (S76)
May 17, 2017 by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)
ADF Gap Year Students in front of the Helicopter Crash-on-Deck Simulator at School of Survivability and Ships Safety - West on HMAS Stirling.
Australian Defence Force Gap Year sailors gained vital experience while onboard Western Australian base, HMAS
Stirling as part of the 12 month 'try before you buy' program.
HMAS Melbourne fires a Eurotorp MU90 Lightweight Torpedo in the West Australian Exercise Area during Exercise Ocean Explorer 17.
The Royal Australian Navy has tested its primary anti-submarine warfare weapon during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER off the coast of Western Australia recently.
HMCS Vancouver through the periscope of HMAS Dechaineux during Exercise NGA TAHI.
The Royal Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Navies took part in anti-submarine warfare exercises off the east coast of New Zealand late last year.
Outgoing Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN, (right) hands over a historic telescope to symbolise the handover to incoming Commanding Officer, Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a command supersession held in the control room of HMAS Dechaineux, while alongside Fleet Base West, Western Australia.
The start of the year heralded a change at the top for the crew of HMAS
Dechaineux, with Commander Daniel Sutherland taking charge of the submarine from Commander Robin Dainty.
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.