Topic: HMAS Dechaineux (S76)

Inaugural visit to Brunei by HMAS Dechaineux

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

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince of Brunei and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces is welcomed on board by members of the ship’s company of HMAS Dechaineux during a port visit to Brunei. (photo: )

His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah Ibni His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Crown Prince of Brunei and General of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces is welcomed on board by members of the ship’s company of HMAS Dechaineux during a port visit to Brunei.

It was a significant occasion in early March for the crew of HMAS Dechaineux as it was the first official port visit conducted by any submarine - from any nation - to the southeast Asian nation.

Dechaineux strengthens ties with fellow submariners abroad

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Jedd Goggin (author and photographer), LEUT Josh Williams (photographer)

Members of HMAS Dechaineux and the Royal Malaysian Navy Submarine Force pause for a photo following a lunch hosted to bring the two submarine forces closer together. (photo: LEUT Josh Williams)

Members of HMAS Dechaineux and the Royal Malaysian Navy Submarine Force pause for a photo following a lunch hosted to bring the two submarine forces closer together.

After a busy year of activities HMAS Dechaineux became the first foreign vessel to berth at the Royal Malaysian Navy’s Kota Kinabalu Naval Base Submarine Pier for her final foreign port visit of 2019.

A submariner’s view from above

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Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath. (photo: Unknown)

Petty Officer Claire Goward from HMAS Dechaineux during her ascent of Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia - a submariner’s view of what lay beneath.

During HMAS Dechaineux’s recent port visit to Kota Kinabalu, Petty Officer Claire Goward finally managed to tick off a bucket list item by conquering the climb of Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest peak.

HMAS Dechaineux's Exmouth expedition

Published on by LCDR Dan McCall (author)

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, at Exmouth, Western Australia. (photo: )

Personnel from HMAS Dechaineux visit the Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, at Exmouth, Western Australia.

The Weapons Electrical Engineering and Communications Information Systems departments of HMAS Dechaineux recently participated in a week long expedition to Exmouth, Western Australia.

A piece of the Pacific in the west

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Mick Wheeler (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Officers of the Tuvaluan Maritime Police visit HMAS Dechaineux at HMAS Stirling.

With their beautiful, harmonious singing and a new Guardian Class Patrol Boat, the maritime surveillance unit of the Tuvalu Police Force brought a distinct Pacific Island feel to Fleet Base West.

Rare sight as five submarines exercise in WA waters

This article has photo gallery This article has a video attachmentPublished on by LEUT Sarah West (author), Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

United States Navy Submarine, USS Santa Fe, joins Collins Class Submarines, HMA Ships Collins, Farncomb, Dechaineux and Sheean in formation while transiting through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.  (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

United States Navy Submarine, USS Santa Fe, joins Collins Class Submarines, HMA Ships Collins, Farncomb, Dechaineux and Sheean in formation while transiting through Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

Merchant mariners transiting in proximity to Western Australia’s coastline last week were treated to the rare sight of five submarines underway in formation on the surface of the Indian Ocean.

Chief of Navy spends a little time underneath the waves

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Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter. (photo: Andrew Bujdegan)

Deputy Secretary, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group, Mr Tony Fraser, AO, CSC (left); and Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN (centre); receive a tour of Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux courtesy of Chief Petty Officer Scott Schluter.

During his recent visit to Fleet Base West, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan took the opportunity to spend a few days on board the Royal Australian Navy Collins Class submarine, HMAS Dechaineux.

Warriors meet warriors in lead-up to Invictus Games

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), LS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LS Jayson Tufrey)

Australian Invictus Games team members and Western Warriors cricket team members after a wheelchair rugby exhibition match at Royal Australian Navy base, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Athletes from two very different sporting arenas came together recently when members of the Western Warriors cricket team spent a few hours with the Australian Invictus Games wheelchair rugby team at HMAS Stirling.

New award for submariner

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

The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling.

A junior sailor of HMAS Dechaineux has been honoured with a new award to recognise excellence among submariners.

 

Trading places underwater for a cause

Published on by ABML-SSM Linda Fielmich (author), Unknown (photographer)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland. (photo: Unknown)

From left: Captain for a Day Winner ABETSM James Delahaye, Soldier On Representative Ms Shannon Hennesy, and CO Dechaineux Commander Dan Sutherland.

At the end of a long and successful deployment, most submariners dream of seeing loved ones, a long hot shower and their own bed - and everyone longs for the luxury of open space. As the only person on board with “room to swing a cat”, HMAS Dechaineux Commanding Officer Commander Dan Sutherland recently decided to share this privilege for one day, for a good cause.