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  • 30 August 2019
    Authorities

    Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Farncomb returned home after completing a deployment that saw her take part in several international maneuvers in the past five months. Farncomb returned to Fleet Base West at Rockingham, Western Australia last week after participating in exercises Bersama Shield, Pacific Vanguard and Talisman Sabre. Commanding Officer HMAS Farncomb, Commander Gary […]

  • 27 July 2012
    Industry news, Training & Education

    There has been some sensationalist reporting relating to a minor flood in HMAS Farncomb on 25 July 2012. The following media release is the actual statement made by the Department of Defence on 25 July 2012. On Wednesday 25 July (Australian Eastern Standard Time), while participating in Exercise RIMPAC, HMAS Farncomb suffered a minor flood […]

  • 20 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb are preparing to test themselves in a realistic warfare scenario, off the coast of Hawaii for Exercise RIMPAC 2012. With 22 nations taking part, it is the largest exercise of its kind in the world. HMAS Farncomb has travelled 7000 nautical miles to […]

  • 5 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Australian Navy’s Collins-class submarine HMAS Farncomb helped rescue an Indonesian fishing vessel crew who were stranded 100 nautical miles from land. According to the navy, the submarine was en route to Singapore and exercise Bersama Shield when it spotted the fisshing vessel. As Farncomb approached the fishing boat, a crew member was seen waving a […]

  • 12 September 2011
    Authorities

      The Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, AM, CSC, RAN says the report in the Australian newspaper today that a Navy submarine was involved in a ‘near disaster’ last month are sensationalist and will have upset the families of the Navy’s submarine force. HMAS Farncomb was at sea off the coast of Western […]

  • 26 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb has successfully sunk a target ship, the 12,106-tonne former USNS (United States Navy Ship) Kilauea in Hawaii. Farncomb fired one Mark 48 Torpedo and achieved a hit just below the bridge of the ship as part of a sinking exercise, or “SINKEX,” at Exercise Rim […]

  • 10 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The crew of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine HMAS Farncomb are preparing to test themselves in a realistic warfare scenario, off the coast of Hawaii. The submarine is here for RIMPAC 2012. With 22 nations taking part, it is the largest exercise of its kind in the world. HMAS Farncomb has travelled 7000 […]

  • 28 October 2011
    Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy submarine HMAS Farncomb is returning to Singapore after partial failure of its cooling system during the Five Power Defence Agreement (FPDA) Exercise Bersama Lima 2011(BL11). The submarine crew followed standard emergency operating procedures to clear the refrigerant gas, Freon which had leaked as a result of the failure. No one was […]

  • 3 August 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    HMAS Farncomb, Royal Australian Navy’s second Collins-class submarine, returned to the fleet after completing a two-year full cycle docking. Farncomb is the first in its class to undergo the new and revised maintenance regime since the Coles Review into submarine sustainment. Previously, a full cycle docking of a Collins submarine could take in excess of three years. The […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities

    HMAS Farncomb, Royal Australian Navy’s second Collins-class submarine, pulled into Tasmania for a five day port visit during a recent south-east Australia deployment, allowing family and friends to explore life onboard a submarine. The visit was the first time many of the ship’s company had a chance to show loved ones what their day job entails. Electronic Warfare […]

  • 29 March 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The recent visit of the U.S. Navy’s Los Angeles class attack submarine, USS Oklahoma, to the Australian Fleet Base West coincided with the Australian Navy’s biennial Submarine Command Course. Seven prospective undersea commanding officers from the United States Navy joined their Australian colleagues in training for their future roles. Shortly after arriving in Australia, the officers toured their […]

  • 3 May 2012
    Training & Education

    Ford Performance Racing’s ‘Team Navy’ dropped in to HMAS Stirling today to meet with Sailors, ahead of this weekend’s V8 Supercar Development Series round at Barbagallo, Western Australia. ‘Team Navy’ driver Chaz Mostert showed interested Marine Technical Sailors around the engine of his Navy branded Ford FG Falcon V8 Supercar. The Sailors then returned the […]

  • 26 February 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US Navy submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) pulled into Royal Australian Navy base HMAS Stirling on Garden Island after completing training activities with four Australian Collins-class submarines. Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine Santa Fe took part in a joint training exercise with HMAS Collins, HMAS Farncomb, HMAS Dechaineux and HMAS Sheean, in waters around Australia. The exercise, […]

  • 13 October 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    HMAS Rankin returned to Fleet Base West, south of Perth on 1 October. Just completing a full cycle docking in Adelaide, South Australia, where the submarine underwent a major refit with key platform systems refurbished and several key upgrades including to the combat system and weapons. Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matt Buckley said: “I am […]

  • 10 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Five Power Defence Arrangements exercise Bersama Shield concluded on May 9 in Malaysia. Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and the United Kingdom wrapped up two weeks of drills in international waters, off the coast of Malaysia as part of the longest standing multilateral arrangement in South East Asia. Australian Acting Chief of Joint Operations, Major General […]

  • 12 November 2013
    Training & Education

    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. Commanding Officer, Commander Byron Williamson said the routine port visit allowed the submarine to be resupplied and provided some rest and recreation to the crew. “We’ve had a busy couple […]

  • 27 April 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements started exercise Bersama Shield 2017 on April 27 in Malaysia and Singapore.  The long-running Bersama exercise series aims to enhance the interoperability between the founding members of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) – Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Australia’s Acting Chief of Joint Operations, […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Training & Education

    After a long maintenance period, which involved more than 140,000 hours of contracted work, coupled with some manning constraints, the crew of the Australian Navy’s long-range escort frigate HMAS Darwin had to fine-tune their skills in order to get ready for the scheduled deployment for Operation SLIPPER. In order to achieve mission readiness (MR), the […]

  • 6 July 2012
    Training & Education

    Australian sailors, soldiers, airmen and women have joined defence forces from 21 other nations, including France, Canada and Russia, for Exercise RIM-OF-THE-PACIFIC (RIMPAC 12) in the islands of Hawaii. Approximately 1100 Australian Defence personnel are among 25,000 personnel participating in the US-sponsored exercise. For the first time in the history of RIMPAC, Australia will lead […]

  • 18 January 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The UK and Australia will strengthen their long-standing relationship today with a new defence treaty to provide a framework for the many strands of co-operation between the two countries.  The treaty, to be signed in Perth today, Friday 18 January, with the Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith, will see the 2 countries working together in […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The final phase of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) International Fleet Review drew to a close today, with the completion of Exercise Triton Centenary 2013. Triton Centenary was held in two parts. The first was held in the East Australian Exercise Area from 23 September to 3 October 2013 and was a major multi-lateral training opportunity. This […]

  • 5 September 2011
    Authorities, Training & Education

      Warm, sunny weather was the order of the day for Fremantle Celebrate Maritime Day 2011 on 27 August. Sailors from HMAS Stirling (CAPT Brett Wolski), supported by Defence Force Recruiting Perth and Australian Naval Cadet units, created a Navy-themed maritime exhibition at Fremantle Port. HMAS Newcastle (CMDR Anthony Campbell) and HMAS Farncomb (CMDR Glen […]

  • 17 April 2014
    Industry news, Training & Education

    James Fisher Defence (JFD), the leading global sub-sea operations and engineering company, has been awarded a special commendation from the Submarine Force Commander of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), as a result of their dedication and innovation demonstrated during Black Carillon 2013, a naval exercise conducted annually in order to test the capabilities of the […]

  • 28 November 2013
    Training & Education

    An intensive three week submarine escape and rescue exercise has drawn to a close off the east coast of Australia. During Exercise BLACK CARILLON 2013, members of Navy’s Submarine Force simulated being evacuated from HMAS Farncomb, which was bottomed in 112 metres of water, in the James Fisher Rescue Service LR5 submersible. The 21.5 tonne […]

  • 14 June 2013
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Further significant initiatives will be undertaken to both maintain the capability of Australia’s Collins Class submarine fleet and further improve Collins Class maintenance, sustainment and availability, Australian Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Mike Kelly said today in a joint media release. The Collins Class submarine fleet of six submarines is […]

  • 13 March 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Australian Navy concluded exercise Ocean Explorer, its largest fleet training activity for 2018. The exercise concluded on March 11 as ten ships and their embarked aircraft returned to Royal Australian Navy Base HMAS Creswell. “Most importantly it has seen more than 2,000 men and women from three different navies come together and work together at […]

  • 20 December 2013
    Training & Education

    2013 was one of the busiest years on recent record for the Royal Australian Navy Fleet. During a period of substantial border protection activity, and against a backdrop of international piracy and narcotics trading interdiction in the Middle East and Indian Ocean, the Navy continued to meet its mission to fight and win in the […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Training & Education

    HMAS Stirling is preparing for the biggest ANZAC Day yet in the 99th year since the Gallipoli campaign. Personnel from HMAS Stirling, Fleet Base West units and lodger units will be honouring the special day in locations across Western Australia.   Personnel have been practising their drill in the lead up to the day and […]

  • 15 December 2017
    Authorities

    HMAS Canberra, one of the two biggest ships in the Royal Australian Navy, on Friday hosted a grand ceremony which saw 1,500 officers and sailors take part in the Australian Fleet’s 2017 Ceremonial Divisions. Sydney Harbour provided the backdrop as personnel from East based ships and shore establishments gathered in their summer uniform. The divisions were […]