Section: Fleet

A safety first in WA

Published on by SGT Lorelei Mollard (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members from the Safety Cells at 25 Squadron RAAF Pearce and Submarine Force Headquarters HMAS Stirling will meet at regular intervals to share information and support each other in promoting a positive Safety Culture for their organisations. (photo: Unknown)

Members from the Safety Cells at 25 Squadron RAAF Pearce and Submarine Force Headquarters HMAS Stirling will meet at regular intervals to share information and support each other in promoting a positive Safety Culture for their organisations.

Sharing your knowledge and experience is imperative in managing safety and risk. It encourages transparency, discussion, and involvement, which in turn encourages an overall proactive approach to safety within the workplace.

Minehunters salute 100 Days for Change

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Des Paroz (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Members of the Royal Australian Navy's Mine Warfare community gathered for a bake sale, hosted by Minehunter Coastal crew HMAS Huon at Sydney base HMAS Waterhen, in support of 100 Days For Change.

When the Royal Australian Navy Minehunter HMAS Huon held a cake sale alongside Sydney’s HMAS Waterhen last week, the Commanding Officer took the opportunity to take the attendees out of their comfort zones when thinking about diversity in Navy and beyond.

WAMA bearing down on Parramatta

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), IKAD Engineering (photographer)

A diver from commercial diving company Neptune Marine Services works on replacing the A bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta. This was the first time such a task has been undertaken without the ship being removed from the water. (photo: IKAD Engineering)

A diver from commercial diving company Neptune Marine Services works on replacing the A bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta. This was the first time such a task has been undertaken without the ship being removed from the water.

A requirement to replace worn underwater bracket bearings in HMAS Parramatta without impacting the ship’s mast upgrade schedule has led to the team at the Warship Asset Management Alliance (WAMA) coming up with a unique and innovative solution.

Experienced Sailors prepare ship for disposal

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle. (photo: LEUT Anthony Martin)

A wealth of Navy experience working with the Ex-HMAS Darwin Disposal team, L-R, CPOs Wayne Fredericks, Kerry Ross, Dennis Skewes and Steven Searle.

When a ship is decommissioned it isn’t as simple as the crew walking away. Experienced staff support the disposal process and remove as much usable and valuable equipment from the ship that can be utilised again across the fleet and defence.

Dolphins demand dedication to duty

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Ding Lim, Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Allan Cashion and Able Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Samantha Hawes proudly display their ‘Dolphins’ in front of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Not everyone in the Navy gets the honour of wearing the Submariner Dolphin badge. The Navy’s ‘Silent Service’ has a proud tradition of selecting the best personnel from candidates who volunteer to serve in this complex specialisation.

 

Innovation event explores future submarine control capability

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Tactical Advancement New Generation (TANG) organisers L-R: Dave Blakely, Sarah Rigsbee, Cheryl Smith-Gander, Commander Patrick Alfonso, Tony Patron, Commander Gareth Marjoram, Josh Smith and Adam Sbrana at Sir James Stirling Mess Annexe, HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

A joint Australian/US innovation event that discussed and explored current and future submarine technology was recently held at HMAS Stirling.

Graduation for new birdies

This article has photo gallery Published on by LS Aircrewman Adam Wade (author), Mr Chris Kershaw (photographer)

L-R: Commodore Brett Dowsing, Sub Lieutenant Sean Jeal, Midshipman Mitchell Biffin, Lieutenant Commander Ryan José, Sub Lieutenant Max Whiticker, Sub Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson, and Commodore Chris Smallhorn. (photo: Chris Kershaw)

L-R: Commodore Brett Dowsing, Sub Lieutenant Sean Jeal, Midshipman Mitchell Biffin, Lieutenant Commander Ryan José, Sub Lieutenant Max Whiticker, Sub Lieutenant Rhiannon Thompson, and Commodore Chris Smallhorn.

Navy’s newest pilots were awarded their ‘wings’ recently during a graduation parade at No. 2 Flying Training School, RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

Warramunga returns from record breaking Middle East mission

Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), LSIS Kayla Jackson (photographer)

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More than a thousand people have lined the wharf at Garden Island, Sydney to welcome HMAS Warramunga back to her homeport after a nine-month deployment.

Expedition for South Australian Navy members

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Ainsley Slattery (author), POCD Troy Pudney (photographer)

NHQ-SA at the Hawker War Memorial. L-R: POCD Troy Pudney, LCDR Ainsley Slattery, CMDR Andrew Burnett, PO ML-P Erica Lower, LS- ML-CK Rebecca Elliott, PO ML-P Warren Sanders CPO Grant Metcalf, LS- ML-SC David Houghton, CPO Stephen Yarnold. (photo: POCD Troy Pudney)

NHQ-SA at the Hawker War Memorial. L-R: POCD Troy Pudney, LCDR Ainsley Slattery, CMDR Andrew Burnett, PO ML-P Erica Lower, LS- ML-CK Rebecca Elliott, PO ML-P Warren Sanders CPO Grant Metcalf, LS- ML-SC David Houghton, CPO Stephen Yarnold.

Resilience, teamwork and leadership were common themes for Navy members of Navy Headquarters-South Australia (NHQ-SA) and surrounding outstations during an expedition to the remote Flinders Ranges.

 

Max speed for Young Endeavour

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author and photographer)

Youth Crew onboard STS Young Endeavour. (photo: Ms Natalie Staples)

Youth Crew onboard STS Young Endeavour.

The RAN-crewed brigantine STS Young Endeavour has reached her maximum design speed under sail in ideal conditions off Newcastle recently.