Section: Fleet

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.

 

HMAS Collins surfaces

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Ryan Penrose (author and photographer), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Collins Berthed at ASC North, Osborne, South Australia. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Collins Berthed at ASC North, Osborne, South Australia.

The first of the Collins class submarines has returned to service after a boost to capability was implemented by one of Defence’s key industry partners.

Recruiting for Recruit Instructors

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

Recruit Instructor, Leading Seaman Kristy Clark (left) and Command Warrant Officer- Recruit School, Warrant Officer Peter Leech discuss the range of positions available at Recruit School during a presentation in the R1 Theatrette at Russell Offices, ACT.

The call for a select group of sailors and officers has gone out across Navy during a Recruit School tour to draft new instructors.

Novocastrians welcomed home in HMAS Newcastle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Fiona Southwood (author and photographer)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city. (photo: LCDR Fiona Southwood)

Seven Novocastrian members of HMAS Newcastle during a port visit to her namesake city.

The boom of a seven-gun salute was a welcoming sound for the ship’s company of HMAS Newcastle as she returned to her namesake city for a port visit.

 

A force multiplier - Navy commits to 100 Days For Change

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (photographer)

(R-L) Seaman Boatswains Mate Emily Xar, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Love-Lace, Seaman Boatswains Mate Tayla Stark, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Samantha Waller, and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Moloney on the messenger line during a replenishment at sea between HMAS Adelaide, HMAS Success and HMNZS Te Mana while sailing to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 18. (photo: )

(R-L) Seaman Boatswains Mate Emily Xar, Seaman Boatswains Mate Jessica Love-Lace, Seaman Boatswains Mate Tayla Stark, Seaman Communication and Information Systems Samantha Waller, and Seaman Boatswains Mate Jordan Moloney on the messenger line during a replenishment at sea between HMAS Adelaide, HMAS Success and HMNZS Te Mana while sailing to Hawaii to take part in Exercise RIMPAC 18.

Navy is participating in a national campaign to highlight the importance and achievements of women and diversity within our ranks.