Topic: Submarines (SSG)

Submariners - Fit to Fight

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.   (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Physical fitness plays a significant role in maintaining a force which is fit to fight, and for Navy submariners at sea maintaining this high state of readiness is now a little easier.

HMAS Canberra hosts French President

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author and photographer)

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday. (photo: LEUT Andrew Ragless)

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses media, invited guests and Defence personnel onboard HMAS Canberra during his visit to Sydney on Wednesday.

French President Emmanuel Macron seized an opportunity to meet with Royal Australian Navy personnel during a three day visit to Australia.

 

New award for submariner

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling.

A junior sailor of HMAS Dechaineux has been honoured with a new award to recognise excellence among submariners.

 

Rankin commits ashes to sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABET Grahame Kelaher (photographer)

HMAS Rankin's crew on the submarine's casing for the committal at sea ceremony for Leading Seaman Auxiliary Technician Alfred John James Meek, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Brian John Toogood and Able Seaman Patrick Anthony Robert Heffernan in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia. (photo: ABET Grahame Kelaher)

HMAS Rankin's crew on the submarine's casing for the committal at sea ceremony for Leading Seaman Auxiliary Technician Alfred John James Meek, Chief Petty Officer Patrick Brian John Toogood and Able Seaman Patrick Anthony Robert Heffernan in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

Members from HMAS Rankin, the Collins Class submarine based in Western Australia, recently conducted the scattering of ashes of three former Royal Navy submariners.

 

Trading places underwater for a cause

Published on by ABML-SSM Linda Fielmich (author), Unknown (photographer)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland. (photo: Unknown)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland.

At the end of a long and successful deployment, most submariners dream of seeing loved ones, a long hot shower and their own bed - and everyone longs for the luxury of open space. As the only person on board with “room to swing a cat”, HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officer Commander Dan Sutherland recently decided to share this privilege for one day, for a good cause.

 

RAN Submarine COs recall Dunkirk Evacuation

Published on by CMDR Dan Sutherland (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officers past and present meet CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Rtd) - the son of CAPT E.F.V. Dechaineux, after whom HMAS Dechaineux was named. (L-R) CDRE Peter Scott, CAPT James Lybrand, CMDR Dan Sutherland, CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Retd), CMDR Ian Bray, CMDR Simon Rusiti. (photo: )

HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officers past and present meet CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Rtd) - the son of CAPT E.F.V. Dechaineux, after whom HMAS Dechaineux was named. (L-R) CDRE Peter Scott, CAPT James Lybrand, CMDR Dan Sutherland, CDRE Peter Dechaineux (Retd), CMDR Ian Bray, CMDR Simon Rusiti.

Australia’s Submarine Squadron and the evacuation of British forces at Dunkirk during World War Two are unusual associates, but past and present have combined for one evening at Old Parliament House.

Serving with distinction at sea and ashore

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Executive Officer HMAS Rankin, Lieutenant Commander Susan Harris, was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day Honours List.

The first ever female Executive Officer of a Royal Australian Navy submarine has been awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal as part of the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.

Silent service secrets revealed

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

Lieutenant Craig Paterson shows Ms Jade King (right), Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Personnel Natasja Toser (left) and his wife, Mrs Deb Paterson, the workings of HMAS Waller's periscope during a families day at sea. (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Lieutenant Craig Paterson shows Ms Jade King (right), Petty Officer Maritime Logistics-Personnel Natasja Toser (left) and his wife, Mrs Deb Paterson, the workings of HMAS Waller's periscope during a families day at sea.

The crew of HMAS Waller had the unique opportunity to show their family members what they do when they go to sea on a recent sea ride from HMAS Stirling at Rockingham to the Port of Fremantle.

 

Rankin renders assistance

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

Stock image: HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West, circa 2014. (photo: ABIS Julianne Cropley)

Stock image: HMAS Rankin returns to Fleet Base West, circa 2014.

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’?