Topic: HMAS Farncomb (S74)
Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world so training for the role is justifiably challenging, preparing those who spend their days in the deep with the skills to lead their teams.
Family and friends had a chance to explore life onboard a submarine when Farncomb stopped off for a five day port visit during a recent south-east Australia deployment.
The Western Australian town of Esperance can now boast a formal link to one of the Navy's most sophisticated warfighting platforms - submarine HMAS Farncomb.
The Submarine Arm has been bolstered with the return of HMAS Farncomb to the Fleet after a successful full cycle docking.
HMAS Albatross is sporting a first-class recreational and meeting space with the opening of the Navy Canteens facility in the newly constructed base support precinct.
Just in time for Christmas, Lieutenant (LEUT) Stefan Zohar graduated from the Submarine Warfare Officers Course, a milestone course for submarine officers, designed to develop skills to tactically employ a Collins Class Submarine in a range of different roles as the Watch Leader.
2013 has been an eventful and exciting year for the submarines of the Royal Australian Navy.
HMAS Farncomb has completed a week of training with the James Fisher Rescue Service LR5 Submersible in the East Australia Exercise Area to prove Australia's submarine rescue capabilities.
Hobart welcomed the first Collins Class submarine visit to the region for five years, with the arrival of HMAS Farncomb into port late last week.