Topic: Submarine Force

Submariners step up in Operation COVID-19 ASSIST

Published on by CMDR Chris Forward (author), CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe (photographer)

Sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base assist WA Police to slow the spread of coronavirus this Easter at traffic control points along main highways south of Perth. (photo: CAPT Ainsley Morthorpe, RAN)

Sailors from HMAS Stirling naval base assist WA Police to slow the spread of coronavirus this Easter at traffic control points along main highways south of Perth.

Submarine Force personnel at Fleet Base West are stepping up to do their bit to assist Operation COVID-19 ASSIST, with ten members deployed to support the Task Force throughout Western Australia.

Texans welcomed to Aus Navy’s Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Chris Forward (author)

Attendees at the 2020 Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner. (photo: )

Attendees at the 2020 Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner.

The annual Seagoing Submariners Mess Dinner was a welcome break for Australian Submarine Force officers and senior sailors conducting hectic pre-deployment work.

International Submarine Safety Forum comes to the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Richard Martin (author), POIS Yuri Ramsey (photographer)

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA. (photo: POIS Yuri Ramsey)

Participants for the International Submarine Safety Forum held at the Submarine Systems and Training Centre, HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, WA.

The Royal Australian Navy hosted the International Submarine Safety Forum at HMAS Stirling in September. The forum is rotationally hosted by member nations annually and is focused on technical and governance issues around submarine safety in partner nations.

Submarine Force celebrates 20 years of women in submarines

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

Former and current female submariners pose together in the junior sailor's cafe on board HMAS Sheean to celebrate the 20th anniversary of women in Australian submarines, at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Former and current female submariners pose together in the junior sailor's cafe on board HMAS Sheean to celebrate the 20th anniversary of women in Australian submarines, at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

In 1998, the Royal Australian Navy became the fourth Navy in the world to permit women to serve in submarines. Then in 1999, some of those women earned the prestigious ‘Dolphins’ qualification to become our Navy’s first fully-fledged submariners. 

Chiefs visit Fleet Base West

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LSIS Kylie Jagiello (photographer)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Collins, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN gives Royal New Zealand Navy officer Commander Simon Griffiths; Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, Air Vice Marshal Kevin Short; and Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC a tour of the control room of HMAS Collins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

L-R: Commanding Officer HMAS Collins, Commander Robin Dainty, RAN gives Royal New Zealand Navy officer Commander Simon Griffiths; Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, Air Vice Marshal Kevin Short; and Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC a tour of the control room of HMAS Collins at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, and his New Zealand counterpart, Air Marshal Kevin Short, paid a visit to Fleet Base West recently as part of a tour of Western Australian Defence facilities.

Submariners help out at Legacy camp

Published on by LS Christian Thom (author)

The Trials Group team from Submarine Force Headquarters helps out at the Legacy Camp at Busselton, Western Australia. (photo: )

The Trials Group team from Submarine Force Headquarters helps out at the Legacy Camp at Busselton, Western Australia.

After a busy year, a team of eight submariners from the Submarine Force Headquarters’ Trials Group conducted a team building exercise in Busselton, Western Australia.

Submariners surface for Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019

Published on by FLTLT Bel Scott (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariners Tahlia Lovell (left) and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Arami Bullock on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor Able Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submariners Tahlia Lovell (left) and Leading Seaman Acoustic Warfare Analyst Submarines Arami Bullock on board HMAS Canberra during INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019.

Five personnel from the Submarine Force are experiencing a deployment above water for INDO-PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR 2019 (IPE19) on HMA Ships Canberra and Success.

Indonesian Navy officers visit WA for MAROPS working group

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

Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director Maritime Exercises, Commander Iain Hutchins, RAN, welcomes attendees to the Maritime Operations Working Group (MOWG) for 2019 held at Fremantle. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director Maritime Exercises, Commander Iain Hutchins, RAN, welcomes attendees to the Maritime Operations Working Group (MOWG) for 2019 held at Fremantle.

Navy played host to a number of Indonesian Navy members recently when a Maritime Operations Working Group was held in Western Australia.

Submariner Communicators benefit from six-month IT industry outplacement

Published on by CPOCISSM Anthony O’Riley (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarine sailors Madalynne Currell, Mitchell Jones (right) and Bradley Webber all took part in the Industry Outplacement Program. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Communications and Information Systems Submarine sailors Madalynne Currell, Mitchell Jones (right) and Bradley Webber all took part in the Industry Outplacement Program.

Last year was a revolutionary one for the Royal Australian Navy in the field of submarine communications.

Submarine Force Remembrance Day at the WA Maritime Museum

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Ronnie Baltoft (author and photographer)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.  (photo: LSIS Ronnie Baltoft)

(L-R) RAN officer Chaplain Franco Siani, RAN; Canadian Submarine Association member, Richard Duff; Royal Canadian Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Craig Piccolo, RCN; National President of the Submarine Association Australia, Commodore Robert Trotter, OAM, RAN (retd); RAN officer Commander Daniel LeRaye, RAN; and Submarine Association Australia WA Branch President, Terry Baker, on completion of the 2018 Remembrance Day service at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle.

Submarine Force officers and sailors turned out in force recently for a Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Western Australian Maritime Museum.