Topic: Submarine Force

Submariners ‘deep-dive’ into critical rescue operations

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (author)

Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, Commander Matthew Brown, RAN, presents to Australian and international guests and attendees at the Coordinator Rescue Forces Course held at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Submarine Escape and Rescue Manager, Commander Matthew Brown, RAN, presents to Australian and international guests and attendees at the Coordinator Rescue Forces Course held at HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling recently hosted an international contingent of submarine rescue officers who were ‘taught and assessed’ on the planning and coordination considerations in the event of a stricken submarine incident requiring rescue.

Joint logistics integral to submarine capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

It takes a special logistical effort across the Defence organisation to keep submarines fully equipped to sustain a peak state of capability and operational readiness.

Silent service remembers sailors lost at sea

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

Silent service continues to build capability

Published on by CMDR Matt Brown (author), ABIS Steven Thomson (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, (left) with graduates of the Submarine Warfare Officers' Course at HMAS Watson, US Navy Lieutenant Roger Terry; Royal Canadian Navy Lieutenant Poul Mathiesen; Lieutenant Ben Sweetenham; with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer; and graduates Lieutenant Regina Campbell; Lieutenant William Hartridge and US Navy Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw, with Commodore Training Commodore Michael Rothwell. (photo: ABIS Steven Thomson)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley, (left) with graduates of the Submarine Warfare Officers' Course at HMAS Watson, US Navy Lieutenant Roger Terry; Royal Canadian Navy Lieutenant Poul Mathiesen; Lieutenant Ben Sweetenham; with Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett and Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer; and graduates Lieutenant Regina Campbell; Lieutenant William Hartridge and US Navy Lieutenant Nathan Whitelaw, with Commodore Training Commodore Michael Rothwell.

Navy’s submarine capability has continued to grow, with the 'silent service' recently adding their largest cohort of Submarine Warfare Officers in 20 years.

Dolphins a family affair

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (author and photographer)

Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb's father Mr Warren Webb presents his son with his new name badge featuring dolphins at a submarine qualification ceremony held at Submarine Training and Systems Centre, HMAS Stirling.

Twelve new sailors joined the Submarine service at a ceremony in Western Australia on 13 November. It was a very special day for Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Benjamin Webb, who was presented his 'dolphins' by his father, Mr Warren Webb.