Topic: HMAS Rankin (S78)
March 15, 2018 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.
Members from HMAS
Rankin, the Collins Class submarine based in Western Australia, recently conducted the scattering of ashes of three former Royal Navy submariners.
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.
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.
Group Photograph of the crew of HMAS Rankin with the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Lady Lynne Cosgrove, Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN, and holding the Gloucester Cup is Commanding Officer HMAS Rankin, Commander Micheal Jacobson, CSM, RAN, in the Gymnasium at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.
The Collins class submarine HMAS
Rankin has been awarded the Royal Australian Navy’s prestigious Gloucester Cup for the third time.
HMAS Waller crew on the boat after a perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.
As the sun set on May 13, spirits were high in the control room of HMAS
Waller after the crew’s perfect score of four from four shots during recent anti-surface and antisubmarine ‘advanced capability’ Mark 48 torpedo firing serials off Western Australia.
The Commanding Officer of HMAS Rankin, Commander Doug Theobald, RAN shakes hands with Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, with the Chief of Staff - Fleet Command, Commodore Luke Charles-Jones, RAN, looking on as the submarine returns to Fleet base West after completing a nine month deployment.
Each year, the Royal Australian Navy presents the Australian Fleet Awards to the highest performing Fleet units, establishments and flights across a variety of disciplines and skills.
November 18, 2016 by CPOCISSM Anthony O’Riley (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)
Commanding Officer, Commander Doug Theobald (right), and the organiser of the trek, Chief of the Boat, Chief Petty Officer Communication & Information Systems Anthony O'Riley, completing the last section of the Bibbulman Track Foundation near the Mundaring Weir Hotel in Kalamunda.
The submariners in HMAS
Rankin have completed a month-long adventure training exercise that took them from Kalamunda to Albany, in Western Australia, and also raised money for a very worthy cause.
HMAS Rankin took a moment out of their busy deployment schedule recently to remember the crew of HMAS AE1 while transiting past the Duke of York Islands near Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.
The ship's company of submarine, HMAS
Rankin took a moment out of their busy deployment schedule recently to remember the crew of lost First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.
Exercise Black Carillon 2015 participants onboard MV Besant in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.
The Royal Australian Navy's Submarine Force has exercised responses to the unlikely event of a submarine incident at sea, after completing an intensive four week training exercise which demonstrated the
submarine escape and rescue capability.
Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw and Lieutenant Roger Terry prior to embarking on their exchange program sea phase onboard HMAS Rankin, departing from HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.
Two of the most recent additions to the Royal Australian Navy Submarine Force are part of a Australian-United States Navy Personnel Exchange Program. Lieutenants Nathan Whitelaw and Roger Terry are the first United States Navy officers to take part in the program between the two Submarine Forces.