Topic: HMAS Farncomb (S74)

Skydivers swoop on medals

Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia. (photo: Unknown)

ADF team conducting aerial tricks over Western Australia.

Navy personnel soared across the skies near Perth to win medals during the Australian National Skydiving Championships in late March.

Preparing for deep sea command

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia.

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.

HMAS Farncomb visits the Apple Isle

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Natalie Staples (author), Unknown (author)

Lieutenant Kristy-Ann Youd and her family and friends pose for a picture after the Electronics
Warfare Officer took them on a personal tour of submarine HMAS Farncomb during a port visit
to Tasmania. (photo: Unknown)

Lieutenant Kristy-Ann Youd and her family and friends pose for a picture after the Electronics Warfare Officer took them on a personal tour of submarine HMAS Farncomb during a port visit to Tasmania.

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.

Farncomb forges links with Esperance

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

The Australian and New Zealand national flags are lowered as the Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Esperance. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Australian and New Zealand national flags are lowered as the Last Post is played during the Remembrance Day ceremony held at Esperance.

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. 

HMAS Farncomb: another success story of the Coles Review

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daniel Nixon (author), Unknown (photographer)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer  Lieutenant Lee and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Visser carrying out planning activities. (photo: Unknown)

Weapons Electrical Engineering Officer Lieutenant Lee and Marine Engineering Officer Lieutenant Visser carrying out planning activities.

The Submarine Arm has been bolstered with the return of HMAS Farncomb to the Fleet after a successful full cycle docking.

New-look canteen for Albatross

Published on by Department of Defence (author), POIS Kelvin Hockey (photographer)

 Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening. (photo: POIS Kelvin Hockey)

Navy Canteens chair Commodore Ian Murray, Commander Fleet Air Arm, Commodore Chris Smallhorn and Commanding Officer HMAS Albatross, Captain Simon Bateman were on hand to conduct the official opening.

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.

Submariner emerges from the deep

Published on by LEUT Kelli Lunt (author), LEUT Jody Gleeson (photographer)

Lieutenant Stefan Zohar, RAN onboard HMAS Farncomb during week two of the Submarine Warfare Officers Course.  (photo: LEUT Jody Gleeson)

Lieutenant Stefan Zohar, RAN onboard HMAS Farncomb during week two of the Submarine Warfare Officers Course.

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.

What a year for our submarines

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS David Connolly (photographer)

HMAS Dechaineux leads HMAS Waller and HMAS Sheean in formation. (photo: CPOIS David Connolly)

HMAS Dechaineux leads HMAS Waller and HMAS Sheean in formation.

2013 has been an eventful and exciting year for the submarines of the Royal Australian Navy.

Submariners practice world-class rescue skills

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Brenton Freind (photographer)

HMAS Farncomb sails in company with ADV Ocean Shield from Fleet Base East with the Sydney Opera House in the background, as both vessels make their way to the East Australian Exercise Area for Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2013.  (photo: LS Brenton Freind)

HMAS Farncomb sails in company with ADV Ocean Shield from Fleet Base East with the Sydney Opera House in the background, as both vessels make their way to the East Australian Exercise Area for Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2013.

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. 

HMAS Farncomb visits Hobart

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Daryl Peebles (author and photographer)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart. (photo: LEUT Daryl Peebles)

HMAS Farncomb in Hobart.

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.