Topic: Submarines (SSG)

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’?

 

All things maritime celebrated in Fremantle

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Sub Lieutenant Dean Gazzola gives Mr John Sharp from Defence Veterans Affairs, Mr Eddie Koza and his sons Alex and Luke a tour of HMAS Waller during the Port of Fremantle Maritime Day held on Victoria Quay in Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Sub Lieutenant Dean Gazzola gives Mr John Sharp from Defence Veterans Affairs, Mr Eddie Koza and his sons Alex and Luke a tour of HMAS Waller during the Port of Fremantle Maritime Day held on Victoria Quay in Fremantle.

With the decks swabbed and the bulkheads scrubbed, submarine HMAS Waller featured quayside for all to see during Maritime Day in the working Port of Fremantle.

 

Divers lend submarine a hand

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Clearance Divers of the Underwater Damage Repair element from Australian Clearance Diving Team Four conduct a dive to carry out maintenance on hull equipment on HMAS Farncomb at Fleet Base West.

Navy teamwork was on show recently as members of Clearance Diving Team Four came to the aid of their submariner colleagues to carry out a vital piece of maintenance on HMAS Farncomb.

Logistic liaison supports port visits

This article has photo gallery Published on by Andrew Bujdegan (author), Unknown (photographer)

Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine  (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea. (photo: Unknown)

Fleet Logistics Element - Submarine (FLSE-SUBS) members Sub Lieutenant Gazzola and Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Johnson are just a small element of the team that keep our submarines safely at sea.

The task of providing support to submarines when they visit ports around Australia and throughout the world is the role of a specialised team that delivers in assisting the functional capability of the submarine fleet.

Dechaineux dives into tri-lateral submarine exercise

Published on by Department of Defence (author), LSPH Kaye Adams (photographer)

HMAS Dechaineux in the exercise area off the coast of Darwin in August 2004. (photo: LSPH Kaye Adams)

HMAS Dechaineux in the exercise area off the coast of Darwin in August 2004.

Australian Navy submarine HMAS Dechaineux, has recently joined four Japanese submarines and United States Navy Los Angeles class attack submarine USS Key West in a Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force trilateral exercise in waters south of Japan.

Seeking submariners - a team effort

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Defence Force Recruiting candidates on the gangway of HMAS Waller at Fleet Base East.

During a recent visit to the east coast of the Australian continent, the crew of Collins class submarine, HMAS Waller opened the hatches to shed some light on those who sail the depths.