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Welcome to the Coxswain's Grot - Issue 107.

Fellow Submariners, welcome to our belated edition. The Webmaster has suffered Bursitis (right elbow) and as Editor, could not release the Grot until now.

Wow, what a interesting couple of weeks. Australia going for Nukes, Otama being relocated, another Onslow Plank Owner crossing the bar, AE1 Services around the Nation and atrocities and outrage in Melbourne and desecration of their Memorial Shrine and of course the COVID which impacts on us all.
 
I am pleased to announce, that the Submarine Institute of Australia has given their full support for Up Periscope and Coxswains Grot which is a massive tick in the box for the Editor and Author, VMT and moving forward, the Grot has been inundated with comments and comment on the Nuclear initiate but the Institute’s take on the matter is what we are running with.





 

ALL ROUND LOOK



Hello All Round Look subscribers

This is a special edition of the All Round Look generated in light of the historic AUKUS agreement that will deliver nuclear-powered submarines for Australia.

The SIA welcomes the announcement of the defence and security partnership between Australia, the UK and the US and looks forward to supporting the informed discussion of submarine matters.

The SIA Nuclear Seminar planned for late November will provide more details.

These articles have been selected as potentially being of interest to subscribers of the Submarine Institute of Australia newsletter 'All Round Look' and, apart from any releases authored by the SIA, no new content is created in this newsletter.

Through its contract with Meltwater, the SIA is licensed and has paid for the copyright access to distribute the articles.
 
Submarine Institute of Australia
   
 
An Australian Nuclear Industry - starting with Submarines?
Submarine Institute of Australia - 16 September 2021
 
In light of the AUKUS announcement, this book might be of interest. Australia is an early adopter of new technology and Australians are usually receptive to practical innovations. Nuclear power is, however, the notable exception. Over the past half-century, several inquiries have recognised the pote
 
 
 
Submarine News
   
 
Eye-watering cost of submarine program revealed as Scott Morrison signals increased defence spend
News.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australians have already forked out billions for a submarine program, but the cost of a new deal remains a mystery.
will have to wait to see just how much a landmark deal for nuclear submarines will cost as Scott Morrison signals defence spending will only
 
 
WA to miss out on $8.4 billion as feds pick South Australia for submarine maintenance
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Western Australia will miss out on an $8.4 billion injection into its economy after the Commonwealth selected ...
nuclear submarines using US technology in South Australia that could be based at the HMAS Stirling Naval Base. The Collins-class submarine
 
 
Not in our waters: Ardern says no to visits from Australia’s new nuclear subs
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that Australia’s new nuclear-powered ...
the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines. The Royal Australian Navy: its nuclear submarines won’t be welcome in
 
 
Ten burning questions about new subs deal
Ntnews.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
The shock announcement on Thursday that a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will be built in SA has caused both ...
The shock announcement on Thursday that a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will be built in SA has caused both delight and trepidation.
 
 
Nuclear Submarines Transform Pandora’s Box into Can of Worms
The National Tribune - 16 September 2021
Australia Institute “To say the very least, the government’s decision to acquire a nuclear-powered submarine from the UK is problematic,” ...
of a nuclear-powered submarine are massive. If the US supports Australia’s acquisition of a nuclear submarine, albeit without nuclear
 
 
Landmark submarine deal trashed by former prime minister Paul Keating
The West Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Paul Keating has blasted Australia’s decision to acquire at least eight nuclear-powered submarines from America ...
 
 
 
Anthony Albanese responds to Australia’s nuclear submarines deal
MSN - Australia - 16 September 2021
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has criticised the way the government has handled the latest trilateral deal with the US and UK to build ...
 
 
 
Why Australia is teaming up with the US and UK to build nuclear-powered submarines
ABC News - 16 September 2021
Australia has announced the most significant change in its defence and strategic direction in decades – a plan to make the Navy's next ...
submarine options, as tensions with the French company designing Australia's future fleet continue to simmer. Nuclear-powered submarines are
 
 
France unhappy with scrapped subs deal
Yahoo!7 News (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
The French government has made clear it unhappiness with Australia's decision to scrap a $A90 billion deal to ...
Defence Minister Florence Parly say Australia's decision to halt the Future Submarine Program is "contrary to the letter and spirit of the
 
 
Greens leader Adam Bandt slams Australia's planned nuclear submarines
MSN - Australia - 16 September 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled a landmark deal on Thursday morning to switch to nuclear-powered submarines with help ...
logo The Greens have warned Australia's historic deal to build nuclear-powered submarines will create 'floating Chernobyls' in the heart of
 
 
Senator Rex Patrick welcomes nuclear submarine plan, Naval Group slams decision as a 'major disappointment'
ABC News - 16 September 2021
Former-submariner-turned-senator Rex Patrick says a decision to make nuclear-powered submarines in Australia had to happen, but will come ...
to build the new submarines in Adelaide. "The first major initiative for AUKUS will be to deliver a nuclear-powered submarine fleet for
 
 
Joint Leaders Statement on AUKUS
PM&C - 16 September 2021
 
Statement issued by the Hon Scott Morrison, the Right Hon Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden on the joint agreement to establish nuclear powered submarines for Australia.
 
 
Mark Latham calls for nuclear power to be made legal amid new defence pact
2GB - 16 September 2021
Australia will build nuclear submarines under a new defence pact, but nuclear power remains illegal in Australia. The pact between the US ...
Australia developing a nuclear submarine capability. NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham told Ben Fordham there’s a hope the nuclear ban will
 
 
Australia, US and Britain unveil new AUKUS defence pact to counter China
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australia is set to acquire its first fleet of highly prized nuclear-powered submarines as part of a historic new ...
if the first submarine will be ready this decade. Nuclear-powered submarines are considered more potent than conventional submarines because
 
 
Joe Biden forgets Scott Morrison’s name in historic announcement
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
In a historic joint announcement with the United States and the United Kingdom detailing Australias nuclear transition, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been called that fellow down under by President Biden.
In a historic joint announcement with the United States and the United Kingdom detailing Australias nuclear transition, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been called that fellow down under by President Biden.
 
 
Australia to acquire nuclear submarines in historic deal with US and UK to counter China's influence
ABC News - 16 September 2021
Australia is embarking on its most significant change of defence and strategic direction in decades, aiming to make the Navy's next ...
and strategic direction in decades, aiming to make the Navy's next submarine fleet nuclear-powered. In a deal announced by US President Joe
 
 
Alliance with Australia and US a ‘downpayment on global Britain’
The Guardian - 16 September 2021
Comment from White House shows there is a price to be paid: support for US-led stronger posture against Beijing
engine agreement with a French contractor. Australia’s new nuclear-powered submarines will not be nuclear-armed, and the country has no
 
 
Australia to get nuclear subs in historic US, UK security alliance
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australia will acquire nuclear powered submarines for the first time as part of a new military alliance with the US and the United Kingdom to counter Chinese aggression in the Asia-Pacific, a dramatic restructuring of great power relations globally that ...
Australia will acquire nuclear powered submarines for the first time as part of a new military alliance with the US and the United Kingdom to counter Chinese aggression in the Asia-Pacific, a dramatic restructuring of great power relations globally that .
 
 
Scott Morrison to make huge 7am announcement after 'secret meetings' with the US and UK about going NUCLEAR - and it's already being called 'China's worst nightmare'
Thisismoney.co.uk - 16 September 2021
PM Scott Morrison to make an urgent announcement on Thursday morning Comes after series of late night secret meetings between officials ...
briefings, Scott Morrison is poised to divulge details on the future of the submarine program amid reports Australia will make the switch to
 
 
Australia to get nuclear-powered submarines, will scrap $90b program to build French-designed subs
MSN - Australia - 15 September 2021
Australia's next submarine fleet will be nuclear-powered under an audacious plan that will see a controversial $90 billion program to build ...
's embrace of nuclear-powered submarines will have its political and technological challenges, given there is no domestic nuclear industry.
 
 
Adelaide submarines deal link tipped in mystery Biden announcement
The Chronicle (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 15 September 2021
An imminent national security announcement by the US President is tipped to affect the Adelaide-based ASC which ...
-based ASC, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation, which built Australia’s six Collins class submarines. Sources said it was not
 
 
Australia, USA to make major announcement on national security
The West Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 15 September 2021
Australia and the US will make a major defence announcement tomorrow morning. Speculation mounted tonight when it ...
€250 million ($400 million). The $90 billion future submarine program has been plagued with cost blowouts. Mr Morrison earlier this year
 
 
Rex Patrick says FOI fight reveals WA not ready for Collins Class work
The Chronicle (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 15 September 2021
A South Australian Senator says documents he uncovered show the west is not up to the job of finishing key naval ...
necessary skills to complete major maintenance work on the Collins-class submarines, previously secret government documents reveal. After a
 
 
Joe Biden, Scott Morrison press convention: Federal ministers fly to Canberra amid big US news announcement
News Chant - 15 September 2021
Scott Morrison is predicted to make a significant announcement on the way forward for a submarine program that might “tip the military ...
will work,’’ the article stated. “When we built the Collins class submarines (at exorbitant expense) they did not work properly for several
 
 
US, UK Displace France On Aussie Nuclear Sub Deal: Report
Haberler En - 15 September 2021
Australia, US, UK expected to announce new security alliance as Canberra gets nuclear armed submarine boost, claims media.
and London, may upset Paris. Australia currently uses Collins-class submarines. Cementing defense ties with the Western countries could put
 
Virtual Tickets on sale for SubSTEC6
Submarine Institute of Australia - 20 September 2021
 
Tickets for virtual participation in SubSTEC6 are available on the SIA Conference page. These tickets are discounted by 40% and provide access to live and recorded sessions of SubSTEC6 for up to 6 months after the event. Register Now!
 
 
Vale Bernie Clark OAM RAN Rtd
Submarine Institute of Australia - 19 September 2021
 
The SIA lost one of its long-standing members last week. Bernie Clark OAM was the commissioning Weapons Electrical Engineer of HMAS ONSLOW and remained active in the Defence Industry until passing the reins of TKMS Australia to Peter Hatcher. The SIA offers its sincere condolences to his family.
 
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Subs set to sail past $100b as defence call on budget grows
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 20 September 2021
The federal government is preparing for the cost of its planned fleet of nuclear-powered submarines to easily ...
a defence project that will surpass the cost of the now-abandoned $90 billion submarine deal with France’s Naval Group. A US Virginia-class
 
 
Australia well placed to turbocharge its strategic tech capability
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 20 September 2021
Last week’s surprise AUKUS announcement by the United States, Britain and Australia has created a frenzy of focus ...
increasingly assertive and aggressive behaviour there. Nuclear-powered submarines will give our navy a future edge over adversaries. But far
 
 
Ditch nuclear and evolve the Collins class, our best submarine option – by Peter Roberts
@AuManufacturing - 20 September 2021
Comment by Peter Roberts
here. So industrially meanwhile we will further upgrade our six Collins-class submarines which – and it needs underlying – were built
 
 
AUKUS alliance: We deserve better than subterfuge on huge defence deal
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 20 September 2021
Look before you leap is sound advice in politics, and nowhere is it needed more than in the biggest procurement in Australian history the governments AUKUS nuclear subs deal.
Look before you leap is sound advice in politics, and nowhere is it needed more than in the biggest procurement in Australian history the governments AUKUS nuclear subs deal.
 
 
Nuclear-powered submarines are ‘very, very safe’: Rex Patrick
News.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 19 September 2021
Nuclear-powered submarines are “very, very safe” when they are built with “great diligence”, according to ...
Smith. Mr Patrick, who is a former submariner, says there are “good things” about nuclear-powered submarines, however, there are some areas
 
 
Is the AUKUS agreement a sign for India? Indian Navy has only one nuclear submarine
The India Nation - 19 September 2021
Nuclear Submarine: Which country in the world has how many nuclear submarines, how much is China ahead of India?Talks are on for leasing ...
will be useful. These SSN class submarines will be capable of diving to greater depths. Whereas their sonar and radar will be more advanced
 
 
Adam Bandt’s ‘floating Chernobyl’ comment was ‘irresponsible’
News.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 19 September 2021
Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon says Greens leader Adam Bandt’s description of nuclear submarines as “floating Chernobyls ...
Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon says Greens leader Adam Bandt’s description of nuclear submarines as “floating Chernobyls” was one of the “most
 
 
Government must be ‘more flexible’ amid push for submarine capability | The Australian
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 19 September 2021
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Peter Jennings says the next thing the Australian government must do is to work out "how we can get some degree of submarine capability" into service in less than a decade. "And therefore, what they're going ...
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Peter Jennings says the next thing the Australian government must do is to work out "how we can get some degree of submarine capability" into service in less than a decade. "And therefore, what they're going .
 
 
French anger after AUKUS deal ‘not simply about the submarines’ | The Australian
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 19 September 2021
The French government’s anger after the scrapping of a multi-billion dollar order for French submarines is “not simply about the submarines”, according to François Heisbourg, Special Advisor at the Foundation for Strategic Research. France has recalled ...
The French government’s anger after the scrapping of a multi-billion dollar order for French submarines is “not simply about the submarines”, according to François Heisbourg, Special Advisor at the Foundation for Strategic Research. France has recalled .
 
 
AUKUS deal: McGowan says Australia’s new defence cooperation pact with US and UK shouldn’t be ‘overblown’
The West Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 19 September 2021
Mark McGowan says the significance of Australia’s new defence cooperation pact with the US and the UK shouldn’t be ...
US and the UK shouldn’t be “overblown”. The Premier said US nuclear submarines had sailed off WA for 50 years and last week’s announcement
 
 
‘Deep and grave concerns’: French should have seen sub decision coming
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 19 September 2021
France should have been aware Australia was prepared to break a $90 billion deal to build conventionally powered ...
with France’s Naval Group to build 12 submarines. Australia will instead buy at least eight nuclear-powered submarines, most likely from the
 
 
UK will be 'hard-headed' in defending interests, foreign minister says of security deal
MSN - Australia - 19 September 2021
UK will be 'hard-headed' in defending interests, foreign minister says of security deal
to use a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, from nuclear-powered submarines at first and then looking at artificial intelligence and
 
 
The nuclear technology behind the Australian Aukus submarine deal
Truth Daily - 19 September 2021
Australia’s decision to tear up its $ 90 billion deal with France for 12 diesel-powered submarines and opt instead to build nuclear ships ...
originally opted for diesel-electric submarines to replace its own fleet of conventionally powered Collins-class boats. Australian Prime
 
 
Australia could initially lease submarines from UK or US but nuclear weapons remain off limits
The Guardian - 19 September 2021
Senior ministers confirm leasing nuclear-powered vessels from Aukus allies could be stop-gap solution until Australia takes delivery of its ...
capabilities of conventionally powered submarines and the reasons we’ve been looking at the nuclear-powered submarine alternative are
 
 
Australia stands up to China – by delaying submarine project for a decade
Asia Pacific Defence Reporter - 19 September 2021
At least the plan to develop 12 Attack class submarines with French technology – as flawed as it was – had some chance of delivering a ...
then Prime Minister Tony Abbott assured his counterpart that they had the future submarine project in the bag. At least the Japanese were
 
 
Scrapping French submarine deal ‘absolutely right’ decision | The Australian
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 19 September 2021
The decision to form the AUKUS security alliance and scrap the French submarine deal is "absolutely the right decision," according to ASPI's Michael Shoebridge. "It's because our security environment that's deteriorated so rapidly and markedly in such a ...
The decision to form the AUKUS security alliance and scrap the French submarine deal is "absolutely the right decision," according to ASPI's Michael Shoebridge. "It's because our security environment that's deteriorated so rapidly and markedly in such a
 
 
How just TEN people in Britain knew about AUKUS submarine deal
Hot World Report - 19 September 2021
Why is Australia building nuclear-powered submarines?
disaster. Why now? Australia needs to replace its six ageing Collins-class submarines. In 2016 it signed a deal with French Company Naval
 
 
“Hundreds” of Australian companies plunge after the French submarine deal was abandoned
Sydney News Today - 19 September 2021
Brent Clark, CEO of the Australian Industrial Defense Network, said he was concerned about “hundreds” of companies across Australia ...
French submarine deal was abandoned Source link “Hundreds” of Australian companies plunge after the French submarine deal was abandoned
 
 
ASC launches talent pool to redeploy submarine workers
Asia Pacific Defence Reporter - 19 September 2021
ASC welcomes the Australian government’s commitment to extend the life of all six Collins class submarines and the decision to retain full ...
Australian government’s commitment to extend the life of all six Collins class submarines and the decision to retain full cycle docking of
 
 
Australia’s nuclear submarine deal will boosts ties with US
The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 18 September 2021
America trusting Australia with their nuclear technology is a huge mark of confidence and the French were ...
diesel-electric submarines to nuclear power at some future stage”. There wasn’t. The move towards getting nuclear submarines opens up debate
 
 
What really happens on-board nuclear submarines
The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 18 September 2021
With nuclear submarines making headlines in Australia, a new series has shown what life on-board is really like.
part of the armed services that get on with it.” The world of nuclear submarines is top secret. Picture: BBC/Binge It was only eight years
 
 
Australia's French-made submarines would have been valuable in the South China Sea
PressFrom - Germany - 18 September 2021
The technicalities of sound, geography, and submarine operations mean that international security interests in the South China Sea would ...
have lurked quietly, sinking Chinese submarines and surface warships as they entered and exited port. Instead, in any future conflict, the U
 
 
Australia’s credibility rests on subs success
The Strategist - 18 September 2021
What a difference a day makes. On Wednesday, Australians wouldn’t agree to host storage facilities for low-grade medical nuclear waste ...
can’t afford to let that happen to the nuclear submarine program. And future governments, regardless of their political persuasion, can’t
 
 
How Peter Dutton put defence back on Australia’s political agenda
The Courier-Mail (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 18 September 2021
He’s still a polarising figure in the political landscape but Defence Minister and Liberal Party headkicker Peter ...
UK and US. The announcement on Thursday that the country will build nuclear submarines put him right at the centre of the biggest national
 
 
What impact does the nuclear option have on Australian submarine contractors and jobs?
ABC News - 18 September 2021
There have been two overwhelming reactions from the local defence industry to this week's announcement that Australia will tear up its ...
investment many of our members have been making to be involved in the future submarine program, at personal cost in some cases. Where does
 
 
ANU nuclear squad puts hands up for AUKUS nuclear-run subs deal
Southern Highland News (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 18 September 2021
Nuclear scientists at the Australian National University are gearing up to be part of the federal government's ...
technology on building nuclear-powered submarines. The deal announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deliver eight submarines to the
 
 
Why we torpedoed our Attack-class submarines
Stawell Times-News (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 18 September 2021
The problem was becoming increasingly obvious - something had to be done about Australia's new submarine. It wasn' ...
. Sweden was the obvious alternative. SAAB had built our current Collins-class submarine, and had just launched its replacement in Baltic
 
 
Australia's nuclear submarine deal fundamentally changes our relationship with the world
ABC News - 18 September 2021
Emmanuel Macron should perhaps have been on his guard when he greeted Scott Morrison in the courtyard of the Elysee Palace in June this ...
we "couldn't" have nuclear submarines. This was based on the "given" that it would require onshore nuclear expertise and nuclear power — and
 
 
AUKUS alliance: Nuclear-powered subs will arrive too late to help us in conflict
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 18 September 2021
The historic Australia-United Kingdom-United States defence agreement AUKUS is a powerful statement of purpose by the three great Anglophone democracies, the three nations of the West that most often, and most seriously, have confronted the tasks of ...
The historic Australia-United Kingdom-United States defence agreement AUKUS is a powerful statement of purpose by the three great Anglophone democracies, the three nations of the West that most often, and most seriously, have confronted the tasks of ...
 
 
Nuclear suits our strategic needs today and our energy needs tomorrow
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 18 September 2021
What is it about submarines that so distorts the imagination of our politicians In 2015, the late Democratic Labour senator John Madigan said submarines are the spaceships of the ocean and there might be something in this because for the past four ...
What is it about submarines that so distorts the imagination of our politicians In 2015, the late Democratic Labour senator John Madigan said submarines are the spaceships of the ocean and there might be something in this because for the past four ...
 
 
AUKUS alliance does ‘three things’: Tony Abbott
Sky News Australia (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 17 September 2021
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the AUKUS partnership does “three things” for Australia. On Thursday it was announced Australia, ...
a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. “First, it gives us a vastly more credible strategic deterrent, because nuclear submarines are
 
 
Let us eat yellowcake: Why now is the time for SA to go nuclear
Ntnews.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 17 September 2021
Brave leaders are needed to engage the community in a broader discussion around the prospects of a South ...
in a broader discussion around the prospects of a South Australian nuclear industry in the wake of the submarine announcement, experts say.
 
 
Australia says French submarines were inferior to technology offered by US and UK
Washington Examiner - 17 September 2021
NUCLEAR BEATS DIESEL: While France is fuming that the U.S. and U.K. effectively scuttled a $66 billion deal for Australia to buy 12 French ...
in protest of nuclear submarine deal Washington Examiner : COVID-19 exposure forces Putin to bow out of diplomatic conference Washington
 
 
AUKUS alliance: Public warms to the big idea of nuclear power
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 17 September 2021
Scott Morrisons decision to get nuclear submarines as part of a new US-UK alliance has received overwhelming public support amid a surge in positive responses to both nuclear submarines and energy.
Scott Morrisons decision to get nuclear submarines as part of a new US-UK alliance has received overwhelming public support amid a surge in positive responses to both nuclear submarines and energy.
 
 
Simon Birmingham announces ASC as project site for building nuclear-powered subs
MSN - Australia - 17 September 2021
Finance Minister Simon Birmingham and the Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall have been speaking in Adelaide about work being done ...
work being done at ASC, including the deal that’s been done with the US and UK to build nuclear-powered submarines for the Australian Navy.
 
 
Secretary Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne, and Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton At a Joint Press Availability
U.S. Department of State - 17 September 2021
SECRETARY BLINKEN: Good afternoon. I know that I speak for Secretary of Defense Austin when I say what an absolute pleasure it’s been to ...
the facts here at the moment, Australia has regional superiority with our Collins-class submarines. They go into a life-of-type extension
 
 
China's daunting threat over nuclear sub move: 'Punish with no mercy'
Yahoo!7 News (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 17 September 2021
The fallout with China over the landmark AUKUS defence pact announcement on Thursday continues, with Chinese state ...
own nuclear-powered submarines. Story continues "I would like to advise [Australia] not to think that once it acquires nuclear submarines
 
 
No end to questions as Australia chooses nuclear submarines
Australian Defence Magazine - 17 September 2021
On Thursday morning Australians woke to perhaps the most significant defence capability news in recent memory: the Royal Australian ...
repercussions are profound. First, the existing $90 billion Future Submarine contract with Naval Group – the largest military acquisition in
 
 
Former PM leads criticism of submarine deal
The Mandarin - 17 September 2021
Former prime minister Paul Keating issued a blistering criticism of the new tripartite defence agreement between the UK, the US, and ...
States to help develop a nuclear-powered submarine capability. “The development of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarines would be a joint
 
 
AUKUS sets a better direction for Australia’s defence
The Strategist - 17 September 2021
Amid the flags and fine words announcing the arrival of AUKUS , no one should mistake the reality that the United States, the United ...
will be an 18-month period to scope out a nuclear propulsion pathway for Australian submarines, but he insists that these boats will be
 
 
More questions than answers on nuclear subs
The Canberra Times (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 17 September 2021
Astute-class nuclear submarine HMS Artful in Faslane, Scotland. Picture: Getty Images While the decision to scrap ...
nuclear capacity, we have crossed a nuclear threshold. It's only a matter of time, given nuclear submarines are likely to be berthing in
 
 
‘Stab in the back’: French fury as Australia scraps submarine deal
The Guardian - 16 September 2021
France’s foreign minister says move to buy nuclear subs from US in new defence pact is betrayal of trust
expressed fury over Australia’s surprise decision to scrap a huge submarine deal in favour of nuclear-powered subs from the US, describing
 
 
UK did not `go fishing´ for sub deal, Defence Secretary says amid French anger
Daily Mail - 16 September 2021
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace insisted Britain did not “go fishing” for the pact to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia with ...
.” Mr Morrison told a press conference it was undecided if Australia would purchase British-built BAE Systems Astute class submarines or the
 
 
AUKUS alliance: New jobs potential is ‘astronomical’
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Thousands more jobs will be created under Australias new defence partnership than under the French contract and most existing Naval Group positions will be absorbed into ASC and other defence firms.
Thousands more jobs will be created under Australias new defence partnership than under the French contract and most existing Naval Group positions will be absorbed into ASC and other defence firms.
 
 
Nuclear subs may not be ready for 15 years
News.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australia’s nuclear submarines may not be ready for 15 years due to how long it will take to train the extra ...
Australia’s nuclear submarines may not be ready for 15 years due to how long it will take to train the extra personnel required to operate
 
 
One lunacy dodged, let’s nuke the other one
The Daily Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Now that Australia’s submarine program has gone nuclear, will we accept the logic of also buying and building 21st ...
Now that Australia’s submarine program has gone nuclear, will we accept the logic of also buying and building 21st century nuclear power
 
 
AUKUS alliance: ‘This is not our version of NATO’, says Scott Morrison
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Scott Morrison has rejected arguments that a new trilateral security partnership between Australia, the UK and the US represents a shift towards the adoption of a broader Indo-Pacific version of the NATO security pact.
Scott Morrison has rejected arguments that a new trilateral security partnership between Australia, the UK and the US represents a shift towards the adoption of a broader Indo-Pacific version of the NATO security pact.
 
 
Scrapping French submarine deal a ‘common sense decision’: Chris Kenny
Sky News Australia (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australia’s historic nuclear submarine deal is “the most heartening, strategic and political decision” taken in the country for decades, ...
$90 billion deal for French attack-class submarines in favour of a new fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. This comes as Prime Minister
 
 
From world war one to Aukus: how Australia’s submarines have evolved
Australia News - The Guardian - 16 September 2021
Scott Morrison has announced a deal with the US for nuclear submarines. Here’s a timeline of Australia’s vessels since 1914
1914: Australia’s first submarine, HMAS AE1, is commissioned in Portsmouth, UK before departing for Sydney. 14 September 1914: HMAS AE1
 
 
How do nuclear-powered submarines work? A nuclear scientist explains
Herald Globe - 16 September 2021
The Australian government has just declared an historic defence agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that will see a new ...
is "nuclear" about a nuclear submarine? The first thing to say is that a nuclear-powered submarine is not a nuclear weapon. On the surface,
 
 
Australia’s submarine program has truly lost its rudder
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
China is well on its way to achieving its goal of complete military modernisation by 2027 and already has more ...
nuclear propulsion technology for submarines. Australia has spent the entire post-war era fantasising about nuclear power for its submarines
 
 
US’s Asia allies welcome Australia security pact in face of assertive China
Business Mayor - 16 September 2021
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12 conventionally powered submarines from France . Australia will instead procure at least eight nuclear-powered submarines, which are
 
 
Tasmanian company welcomes shift to nuclear powered submarines
The Chronicle (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
A Tasmanian company has welcomed the decision to scrap the $90bn submarine deal with France saying it will allow ...
previously acquired a $5m contract for design and manufacture work for the Collins class of submarine, as well a $1.2m contract for ongoing
 
 
Exclusive: Morrison pre-emptively caves on new submarine local content
MSN - Australia - 16 September 2021
Some details about the government's proposed new nuclear-powered submarines program have emerged — in particular, that Australian workers ...
ongoing problems with sourcing both submariners and the onshore expertise needed to maintain nuclear-powered submarines, with foreign
 
 
Does Australia have the expertise to operate nuclear-powered submarines?
COSMOS Magazine - 16 September 2021
Acquiring the skills necessary to build and operate nuclear engines may take years, researchers say.
on the same timescale as the submarines are being built.” How will we build and maintain nuclear expertise in the future? Universities and
 
 
Eye-watering cost of submarine program revealed as Scott Morrison signals increased defence spend
News.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australians have already forked out billions for a submarine program, but the cost of a new deal remains a mystery.
will have to wait to see just how much a landmark deal for nuclear submarines will cost as Scott Morrison signals defence spending will only
 
 
WA to miss out on $8.4 billion as feds pick South Australia for submarine maintenance
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Western Australia will miss out on an $8.4 billion injection into its economy after the Commonwealth selected ...
nuclear submarines using US technology in South Australia that could be based at the HMAS Stirling Naval Base. The Collins-class submarine
 
 
Not in our waters: Ardern says no to visits from Australia’s new nuclear subs
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday that Australia’s new nuclear-powered ...
the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines. The Royal Australian Navy: its nuclear submarines won’t be welcome in
 
 
Ten burning questions about new subs deal
Ntnews.com.au (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
The shock announcement on Thursday that a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will be built in SA has caused both ...
The shock announcement on Thursday that a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines will be built in SA has caused both delight and trepidation.
 
 
Nuclear Submarines Transform Pandora’s Box into Can of Worms
The National Tribune - 16 September 2021
Australia Institute “To say the very least, the government’s decision to acquire a nuclear-powered submarine from the UK is problematic,” ...
of a nuclear-powered submarine are massive. If the US supports Australia’s acquisition of a nuclear submarine, albeit without nuclear
 
 
Landmark submarine deal trashed by former prime minister Paul Keating
The West Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Paul Keating has blasted Australia’s decision to acquire at least eight nuclear-powered submarines from America ...
 
 
 
Anthony Albanese responds to Australia’s nuclear submarines deal
MSN - Australia - 16 September 2021
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has criticised the way the government has handled the latest trilateral deal with the US and UK to build ...
 
 
 
Why Australia is teaming up with the US and UK to build nuclear-powered submarines
ABC News - 16 September 2021
Australia has announced the most significant change in its defence and strategic direction in decades – a plan to make the Navy's next ...
submarine options, as tensions with the French company designing Australia's future fleet continue to simmer. Nuclear-powered submarines are
 
 
France unhappy with scrapped subs deal
Yahoo!7 News (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
The French government has made clear it unhappiness with Australia's decision to scrap a $A90 billion deal to ...
Defence Minister Florence Parly say Australia's decision to halt the Future Submarine Program is "contrary to the letter and spirit of the
 
 
Greens leader Adam Bandt slams Australia's planned nuclear submarines
MSN - Australia - 16 September 2021
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison unveiled a landmark deal on Thursday morning to switch to nuclear-powered submarines with help ...
logo The Greens have warned Australia's historic deal to build nuclear-powered submarines will create 'floating Chernobyls' in the heart of
 
 
Senator Rex Patrick welcomes nuclear submarine plan, Naval Group slams decision as a 'major disappointment'
ABC News - 16 September 2021
Former-submariner-turned-senator Rex Patrick says a decision to make nuclear-powered submarines in Australia had to happen, but will come ...
to build the new submarines in Adelaide. "The first major initiative for AUKUS will be to deliver a nuclear-powered submarine fleet for
 
 
Joint Leaders Statement on AUKUS
PM&C - 16 September 2021
 
Statement issued by the Hon Scott Morrison, the Right Hon Boris Johnson and President Joe Biden on the joint agreement to establish nuclear powered submarines for Australia.
 
 
Mark Latham calls for nuclear power to be made legal amid new defence pact
2GB - 16 September 2021
Australia will build nuclear submarines under a new defence pact, but nuclear power remains illegal in Australia. The pact between the US ...
Australia developing a nuclear submarine capability. NSW One Nation leader Mark Latham told Ben Fordham there’s a hope the nuclear ban will
 
 
Australia, US and Britain unveil new AUKUS defence pact to counter China
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australia is set to acquire its first fleet of highly prized nuclear-powered submarines as part of a historic new ...
if the first submarine will be ready this decade. Nuclear-powered submarines are considered more potent than conventional submarines because
 
 
Joe Biden forgets Scott Morrison’s name in historic announcement
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
In a historic joint announcement with the United States and the United Kingdom detailing Australias nuclear transition, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been called that fellow down under by President Biden.
In a historic joint announcement with the United States and the United Kingdom detailing Australias nuclear transition, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been called that fellow down under by President Biden.
 
 
Australia to acquire nuclear submarines in historic deal with US and UK to counter China's influence
ABC News - 16 September 2021
Australia is embarking on its most significant change of defence and strategic direction in decades, aiming to make the Navy's next ...
and strategic direction in decades, aiming to make the Navy's next submarine fleet nuclear-powered. In a deal announced by US President Joe
 
 
Alliance with Australia and US a ‘downpayment on global Britain’
The Guardian - 16 September 2021
Comment from White House shows there is a price to be paid: support for US-led stronger posture against Beijing
engine agreement with a French contractor. Australia’s new nuclear-powered submarines will not be nuclear-armed, and the country has no
 
 
Australia to get nuclear subs in historic US, UK security alliance
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 16 September 2021
Australia will acquire nuclear powered submarines for the first time as part of a new military alliance with the US and the United Kingdom to counter Chinese aggression in the Asia-Pacific, a dramatic restructuring of great power relations globally that ...
Australia will acquire nuclear powered submarines for the first time as part of a new military alliance with the US and the United Kingdom to counter Chinese aggression in the Asia-Pacific, a dramatic restructuring of great power relations globally that .
 
 
Scott Morrison to make huge 7am announcement after 'secret meetings' with the US and UK about going NUCLEAR - and it's already being called 'China's worst nightmare'
Thisismoney.co.uk - 16 September 2021
PM Scott Morrison to make an urgent announcement on Thursday morning Comes after series of late night secret meetings between officials ...
briefings, Scott Morrison is poised to divulge details on the future of the submarine program amid reports Australia will make the switch to
 
 
Australia to get nuclear-powered submarines, will scrap $90b program to build French-designed subs
MSN - Australia - 15 September 2021
Australia's next submarine fleet will be nuclear-powered under an audacious plan that will see a controversial $90 billion program to build ...
's embrace of nuclear-powered submarines will have its political and technological challenges, given there is no domestic nuclear industry.
 
 
Adelaide submarines deal link tipped in mystery Biden announcement
The Chronicle (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 15 September 2021
An imminent national security announcement by the US President is tipped to affect the Adelaide-based ASC which ...
-based ASC, formerly the Australian Submarine Corporation, which built Australia’s six Collins class submarines. Sources said it was not
 
 
Australia, USA to make major announcement on national security
The West Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 15 September 2021
Australia and the US will make a major defence announcement tomorrow morning. Speculation mounted tonight when it ...
€250 million ($400 million). The $90 billion future submarine program has been plagued with cost blowouts. Mr Morrison earlier this year
 
 
Rex Patrick says FOI fight reveals WA not ready for Collins Class work
The Chronicle (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 15 September 2021
A South Australian Senator says documents he uncovered show the west is not up to the job of finishing key naval ...
necessary skills to complete major maintenance work on the Collins-class submarines, previously secret government documents reveal. After a
 
 
Joe Biden, Scott Morrison press convention: Federal ministers fly to Canberra amid big US news announcement
News Chant - 15 September 2021
Scott Morrison is predicted to make a significant announcement on the way forward for a submarine program that might “tip the military ...
will work,’’ the article stated. “When we built the Collins class submarines (at exorbitant expense) they did not work properly for several
 
 
US, UK Displace France On Aussie Nuclear Sub Deal: Report
Haberler En - 15 September 2021
Australia, US, UK expected to announce new security alliance as Canberra gets nuclear armed submarine boost, claims media.
and London, may upset Paris. Australia currently uses Collins-class submarines. Cementing defense ties with the Western countries could put
 
 
NATO forces commence Exercise Dynamic Monarch 21
Defence Connect - 15 September 2021
The submarine escape and rescue exercise has kicked-off in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
submarine escape and rescue exercise has kicked-off in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Exercise Dynamic Monarch 2021 — a Submarine Escape
 
 
Australian Industry Contracts Awarded for Future Submarine Program
Naval News - 15 September 2021
Lockheed Martin Australia awards fourth round of Attack Class Submarine Combat System R&D White Paper Contracts to Australian industry
(R&D) contracts, which is funded under the Future Submarine Combat System Integrator Program, bringing the total White Paper funding awarded
 
 
US, NATO Allies Practice Rescuing Sailors From Sunken Submarines In Exercise With Turkey
UrduPoint Network - 15 September 2021
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th September, 2021) The annual rescue and escape from disabled submarines exercises that are ...
The September 12-24 exercise is being run by the International Submarine Escape and Rescue Liaison Office (ISMERLO) in conjunction with the
 
 
NUWC Division Newport partnership with Royal Australian Navy highlighted during tour by consul general
The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) - 15 September 2021
NEWPORT, RI, UNITED STATES
. The NUWC-RAN partnership centers on improving the Collins-class diesel submarine by updating its capabilities and managing its life cycle
 
 
Radical New Stealth Submarine, Type-212CD, Will Be Much Larger
Naval News - 14 September 2021
Submarines rely on stealth to maintain the element of surprise and escape threats. For decades this has focused on reducing the noise ...
the quietest submarines, active may be needed. Therefore, being invisible to active sonar can provide a tactical advantage. Many submarines
 
 
Navy source explains what happens when someone dies on a submarine like in Vigil
Celebrity Tidings - 14 September 2021
Many of us are hooked onto BBC's Vigil right now. Made by the producers of Line of Duty, the show is BBC’s most-watched drama of 2021.
: in episode one, the body of Craig Burke is stored in the torpedo tube in the submarine, does that actually happen? Or how about the fact
 
 
Thinkerbell Unveils A Home Cardboard Submarine To Promote BINGE's New Crime Drama Vigil - B&T
B&T - 14 September 2021
Foxtel’s BINGE has launched the SUBMABINGE, the world’s first at-home submarine viewing experience. Thinkerbell has brought the campaign to ...
features will help simulate being in a submarine 300 metres under the ocean, including a real periscope to peer through, soundproof walling,
 
 
Has lesson been learned from defence debacles?
The Australian (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 14 September 2021
When Defence Minister Peter Dutton and Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne
When Defence Minister Peter Dutton and Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne
 
 
15 years with ADM – a reflection
Australian Defence Magazine - 13 September 2021
When I started with ADM, my pile of unknown unknowns was larger than it had a right to be. It’s been a learning journey at every step, ...
CEP was not to be confused with the CEPs for either the OPVs or Future Submarine. Over 100,000 tonnes of ships and boats were up for grabs
 
 
Chinese researchers aim to make a small splash for robots sent to mine the bottom of the ocean
South China Morning Post - Online - 12 September 2021
Chinese researchers aim to make a small splash for robots sent to mine the bottom of the ocean
object with a relatively simple structure, such as an airdropped torpedo or an unmanned submarine that can skip on the surface like a flying
 
 
Submarine Force Holds Change of Command
The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service (DVIDS) - 11 September 2021
NORFOLK, VA, UNITED STATES
. Since taking command in August 2018, Caudle shaped the future of the Submarine Force and led the fleet through the unprecedented COVID-19
 
 
Australia’s truest enemy: its own complacency
The Sydney Morning Herald (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 11 September 2021
The US Congress set up a major investigation into al-Qaeda’s attack on America. The first page of the official ...
critical capability. While China is capable of producing a new nuclear-powered submarine every year, Australia won’t be receiving any subs
 
 
France could access Australian military sites as countries look to boost ties
Brisbane Times (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 10 September 2021
Exclusive Politics Federal Defence French warships and troops would be given guaranteed access to Australian naval ...
and defend the program,” Mr Jennings said. “The reality is the future submarine has become friendless because no one wants to defend it.”
 
 
War College to host representatives of 100 nations at International Seapower Symposium
The Providence Journal - 8 September 2021
More than 100 nations will participate in the 24th International Seapower Symposium at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport next week.
piracy, providing disaster relief and coordinating search and rescue at sea, including submarine rescue. Past symposiums have also improve
 
 
A nuclear submarine with a surprising amount of headroom, a commanding officer happy to swear in front of his sailors and all the wrong uniforms: How Suranne Jones drama Vigil has Royal Navy veterans all steamed up
Daily Mail - 8 September 2021
The BBC's Vigil follows a murder investigation onboard a nuclear submarine Viewers took to social media to poke fun at amount of space ...
reserves so it's not a drama. Former submariners say a reactor scram onboard a nuclear submarine is usually a very calm situation as opposed
 
 
S.Korea blazes new path with 'most potent' conventional missile submarine
Daily Mail - 8 September 2021
By Josh Smith SEOUL, Sept 8 (Reuters) - South Korea's development of a conventional submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) is a ground ...
however, and called the combination of an SLBM with the submarine's quiet Air Independent Propulsion system a potential "game changer." "In
 
 
Nuclear propulsion and small modular reactors go together
Defence Connect - 8 September 2021
Recent technological advancements with small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) have simplified transportation requirements, decreased cost ...
the currently serving Collins Class, both classes conventionally powered. The graduation to nuclear propulsion for a future submarine class
 
 
Indian, Australian navies begin 'AUSINDEX' exercise
Sydney Sun - 7 September 2021
New Delhi [India], September 6 (ANI): Indian Navy Task Group comprising Indian Naval Ships Shivalik and Kadmatt, is participating in the ...
of both the countries will be exercising with HMAS Rankin, a Collins Class Australian Submarine, Royal Australian Air Force P-8A and F-18A
 
 
Why ALP’s defence review would put WA front and centre
Sound Telegraph (Licensed by Copyright Agency) - 6 September 2021
WA has always been pivotal to our nation’s defence, but a proposed defence force posture review by an Albanese-led ...
capability issues, such as the $90 billion Future Submarine program and the $45 Billion Future Frigate program. But aside from not properly
 

ALL THINGS COLLINS

 
All quiet on the western front other than the Nuclear announcement along with the associated fallout.
 



K19, an excerpt from “OCTOBER FURY” by Peter A. HUCHTHAUSEN
    “The first nuclear-powered strategic missile submarine, Project 258 (Hotel class) K.19, based in Polyarny, had suffered a reactor casualty on her first missile firing exercise in July 1961. The submarine had been heralded publicly as the Soviet Union’s answer to the United States’ new Polaris boats, and shown on Soviet television supposedly launching her ballistic missiles while submerged to make it appear she had the same capability as USS George Washington. But the footage had been carefully faked. Russian Rear Admiral Leonid F. Rybalko (commander of the Fourth Red Banner, Order of Ushakov Submarine Squadron) had been astounded when he saw it. The K.19 he knew could only fire while surfaced. The navy propaganda office of the Political Directorate had managed to fabricate the effect that the submarine had different capabilities. In fact, the launching of her new missile had gone badly. After several false countdowns it finally lifted off but veered off course and self-destructed without reaching even half the maximum range. This too, was carefully suppressed, and political wizards dubbed into the TV film a flight of a totally unrelated Strategic Rocket Force missile launched from a stand on the Novaya Zemlya test range. Even the Moscow leadership had not known the submarine missile had failed.
    Then to make matters still worse, as K.19 was crossing the North Atlantic on her way back to her home port, one of her VM-A, 70-megawatt pressurized water reactors suffered a loss of primary cooling, a failure with no remedy since there had been no backup system installed. And there she was, wallowing helplessly in mid ocean with the reactor’s uranium fuel elements overheating, certain disaster to the 128 crewmen aboard. In desperation the crew’s engineers fabricated an auxiliary cooling system using stainless steel tubing cannibalized from several torpedoes and rigged a Rube Goldberg-like device linking one of the submarine’s freshwater tanks to circulate water through the reactor for cooling. The foolishly brave engineers then climbed into the hot shielded reactor compartment, two at a time, and welded the jury-rigged cooling system in by hand. The eight men who worked inside the shielded reactor space wore only light chemical protection suits and oxygen breathing apparatuses. Then, to see better during the welding process through fogging lenses, they removed the masks. All eight were exposed to lethal doses of gamma and neutron radiation, and absorbed lethal qualities of alpha and beta contamination. Within minutes they suffered severe nausea, their faces swelled, and their tongues turned black. Within hours they broke out in beads of bloody perspiration and suffered painfully slow deaths, some pleading to be shot to allay the pain. Many other engineers working in the submarine’s adjacent engineering spaces were severely poisoned by radiation, and cerium and strontium poisons, by-products of the fission, spilled on the deck and tracked throughout the boat, spreading enough pollutants to contaminate all aboard. When the submarine met rescue forces, most of the crew had suffered some degree of radiation exposure; all were evacuated from the submarine.
    The accident aboard K.19 was particularly difficult for the navy to squelch because there had been a near-mutiny aboard when some officers, instigated by the political officer called the “zampolit”, felt the K.19’s commanding officer Captain Nikolai Zateyev, was unduly risking their lives by taking the boat to a rendezvous for help from other fleet units of the exercise. These officers tried to compel him to beach the boat on nearby Jan Mayen Island, a NATO ocean surveillance facility, and to abandon her to save the lives of the remaining crew. The group of officers led by the zampolit approached the captain to force him to follow their plan. After a tense encounter Zateyev successfully rebuffed the group. The number of seriously radiated crewmen was so great that there were angry repercussions later as some threatened to expose the true story of what had transpired. In the end, the whole mess had been contained by security officers who forced all involved to swear oaths of secrecy to not reveal that the accident occurred, on the threat of imprisonment. The submarine had made it home after evacuating the remaining crew to a rescue ship. The entire propulsion system was then pulled out in the yard and another of the same type installed. It was the first Soviet submarine ever to undergo a complete “hysterectomy” said Rybalko.
    The whole scandalous K.19 episode had been successfully covered up by the Main Navy Staff; few civilians outside the Northern Fleet area ever knew exactly what had happened. Those sailors who had received lethal doses of radiation were spirited away into various hospitals, where they were listed as “suffering severe trauma caused by stress.”  The eight who died were buried in secret graves, their families told only that they had perished in the line of duty. Thirteen others died later, and their bodies were sequestered in similar fashion.”
    If the above disaster was not bad enough, Huchthausen also included the following story in the same book.
    “In January 1962 another Polyarny submarine the Project 641 (Tango class) B.37, suffered a torpedo explosion while moored to a pier in Polyarny. The explosion was so devastating that it killed the entire 122-man crew, sank the submarine moored to the other side of the same pier, the Project 613 (Whiskey class) S.350, and spewed torn and twisted deck plates and piping aloft, which rained down hundreds of yards away, smashing the homes of terrified Polyarny navy families.”
    “October Fury” ISBN 0-471-41534-0 is about the Cuban missile crisis in October/November 1962. The author was an officer on the destroyer USS Blandy, one of the main ship protagonists that almost caused an all-out war. (Smudge)

Lieutenant Commander Tomas Besant

    The following story of the commanding officer of AE.1 and the submarine flotilla, LCDR Tomas Besant RN was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 September 1914 seven days after AE.1 disappeared.
“The Life I’ve Chosen”
    Lieutenant Commander Tomas Besant, son of Mr. E. Besant, of Ledbrooke Avenue, London, and nephew of the late Sir Walter Besant, was regarded as one of the most skilful and alert of the officers of the Royal Navy engaged in the submarine service and was specially lent to the Commonwealth to bring AE.1 out to Australia. He had been trained in England for the command of submarines and was attached to the special torpedo vessel (depot ship) HMS Vulcan at Dundee.
    When the submarine arrived in Sydney on May 24 last, it was Lieutenant Commander Besant who gave particulars of the voyage out and such particulars of the vessels themselves as might be given to the public. As one talked to this quite young officer, clean shaven and youthful appearance, it was hard to realise that he had been spending a large part of the last nine or ten years under water. But it was so. It is nearly ten years (1904) since he joined the submarine service.
    If a young man, he certainly impressed one as an officer of exceptional parts – the type of man, alert and fearless, who would go anywhere and do anything at the call of duty. “It is not all beer and skittles,” he said, “and perhaps it is a harder life than any other branches of the service, but it’s the life I’ve chosen. Oh, yes, it’s dangerous, if you want to look at it that way, but it’s got to be done – every man in the navy, no matter in what branch of it he is, has to be prepared to meet danger when it comes.”
    The Empire has lost one more brave commander in her submarine service.
 

TROT - Origin of the Term

Ken Greenwood asked where the word TROT came from and Peters’s reply
Hi Ken and Greg, 
 
The word trot has at least 5 different variations to it like diarrhoea onwards, But Trot as far as submarines go see following:
 
A group of submarines tied up alongside. The Trot sentries look after the security and safety of a boat in harbour, and may be an Upper Deck trot (casing sentry) or the Downstairs Trot ('tween decks). A trot fob referred to the daily shuffle of submarines alongside  a depot ship. 
 
Other than above, the word has a lot to do with horses and races, however in navy usage it also means a line of mooring buoys or ships at anchor hence this quote about London buses, I never heard of this quote before obviously RN, "And a then six came along on the trot"
 
Mike Bennett has another take on it and is also plausible where WW1 when four or five Submarines are alongside a tender vessel abreast of each other planks were rigged from one boat to the next and one would “trot’’ over from one vessel to another.

ETERNAL PATROL


BERNARD CHATFIELD CLARK
Lieutenant Commander B.C. CLARK OAM, RAN (Ret'd)
Bernard (Bernie) Chatfield Clark
22 April 1940 - 9 September 2021

Passed away suddenly,
surrounded by his family, aged 81.
Loving husband of Judy Anne Clark.
Loved Father of Tanya, Rachael and Adrian.
Father-in-law of Steve, Matt and Pamela.
Adored Grandfather of Rebecca, Aaron, Paris,
Alex, Mia, Dylan, Calleigh and
Great-grandson Noah.
Loved brother of Timothy, Denis
and sister-in-law Shelley.
A private funeral service for Bernard
will be held in the Memorial Chapel of
Norwood Park, Burial will follow.
A memorial will be held at a later date to
allow everyone to celebrate a life well lived.


 
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THE SUBMARINER’S PRAYER

O Father, Hear our prayer to thee
For your humble servants
Beneath the sea

In the depths of oceans, as oft they stray
So far from night, so far from day
We would ask your guiding light to glow
To make their journey safe below

Please oft times grant them patient mind
Then ‘ere the darkness won’t them blind
They seek thy protection from the deep
Please grant them peace when ‘ere they sleep

Of their homes and loved ones far away
We ask you care for them each day
Until they surface once again
To drink the air and feel the rain

We ask your guiding hand to show
A safe progression sure and slow.
Dear Lord, please hear our prayer to thee,
For your humble servants
Beneath the sea.


Amen
 

IN MEMORIAM

 
COVID restrictions have Snowy’s Brother from getting his ashes up to his final resting place next to his beloved Wife. He is smiling though as his much supported Rabbitohs leap up the ladder and our cans of Tooheys old are getting rusty while he is enjoying his.
 

FROM THE RECTORY

 
Bishop Keith Dalby, as a close mate, would appreciate the following.
Services were conducted in Sydney (Zoom), Brisbane and WA.
 
In Sydney and streamed live from Adelaide we all enjoyed the service and each others company and quick thinking from Tony Vine (supplied last Post and Rouse). BZ to Keith taking his time on the Sabbath and the work he put in to putting together his sermon on the mound. It is disappointing though, that numbers were low but your loss was our gain and never thought I would see the day where you could have a drink (up tot) in Church.
 
Snapshot of most participants courtesy of Carol Wilson
 
Good afternoon,

On Sunday, Bishop Keith Dalby, Murray Bridge SA, conducted the Annual Remembrance Service for the loss of AE1. It was attended virtually by 22 participants. On behalf of the President and Committee, thank you to those who joined in. It was a lovely service delivered by Keith, who forgot about having rendition of Last Post, (he is human after all!!) rectified by Tony Vine, we got started. On behalf of the Widows in attendance 'Jenny  wrote, quote "Thanks so much Keith, it was very moving and I loved your words directed to our wonderful men" See below screen shot, courtesy of Jenny when the 'Tot" glasses were raised in remembrance of AE1 and departed Submariners.

Please see link to pic of participants, I personally didn't know who #7 was and I think Helen was Helen Wyatt?
https://mcusercontent.com/3e19c984dacdeec89bf60df0d/files/b1cca4ba-0754-fe31-158c-91f10a12170b/AE1_Zoom_Memorial_12_Sept_2021.docx


Take care and stay safe if you are in lockdown, as is your Secretary and Jenny, but still able to attend our Volunteering at CHW with Travel Permit and Covid Testing.

Carol

Peter O'Donohue wrote on Facebook:
Held our Annual AE1 Memorial service at the NavyClub Rockingham today attended by COMSUBFOR Captain Doug Theobald and other dignitaries as well as SAA WA and Submariners Association (Australian Branch) (RN’ers) members and partners followed by lunch and a tot.
Many thanks to all who attended, to Ronnie for the catering and the Navy Club for allowing us to use their facilities.
A special mention to SUBFOR Chaplain Milo Velebir, SUBFOR CWO Keith Bromfield, Sid Czabotar our MC and Tony Masters for their efforts in making it happen, you guys do good work!👍
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May be an image of 1 person and standing

May be an image of Tony Masters and standing

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SICK PARADE

 
Nothing heard from our State Welfare Officers, but am aware of Tim Bass arm and the following was posted by Ray Kemp on Facebook.

Hi all update on knee, still having heaps of pain 6 months post revision and 4 months emergency surgery. Brought forward appointment with surgeon. Back on Plexia, trying to stay away from oxy. About to start journey of diagnostics tests.
1 CT of lumbar spine
2 xrays of knee, hips and lumbar spine
3 blood test to see if any infection still
4 3 nerves in knee put to sleep
The CTand X-Rays looking to see if pain is referee from back or hips.
If that proves nothing off antibiotics for 3 weeks, then keyhole surgery to remove tissue samples around knee to see if infection is there. If so remove knee, put in special knee to feed antibiotics into for about 6 weeks and then open up and new knee. That I think will be done and dusted before Christmas.

Nothing heard about Ian Prodger and Bob O’Grady but will follow up personally.

HMAS OTAMA

 
Well the old girl has been relocated to a shallow water mooring with nil incident Operation Sub Spot). The Western Port Harbor Master sent me the following photo. I was amused that Peter Briggs sent me the same photo of it as he was instrumental in getting her on an even keel and just happened to be walking his dog in Hastings during the move. Curious that he lives on the Peninsular twenty Klm away but he has his finger in the pie everywhere (Submarine related) and Project Touchstone could well and truly get underway as thus far there has been no negative response from the SAA and the RN SA have been deep and quiet and nil response from them from Mike Bennett thus far.
 

 
With 2 meters below the keel, don’t believe it will be her final resting place and once COVID restrictions could well lead to an alternate resting place.

 

Pack-lunch disaster

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Special promo

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The advent calendar…

lagercountdown
 
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Bus driver after a long week…

bus1

What made the hearse horse hoarse?

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DVA MATTERS

 
“CRSA Group Mentorship Program
 
DVA has recently been approached by Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia (CRSA), which is a charitable group working to establish and operate a community refugee sponsorship program in Australia.
 
CRSA is inviting members of the Defence and veteran community to support Afghans arriving in Australia who have been evacuated from their home country. Veterans and their families can do this through CRSA’s recently established Group Mentor Program. They have asked that we reach out to ESOs around the country, bringing this program to your awareness.
 
Though the program isn’t veteran-specific, it is an opportunity for people in the veteran community who have been affected by the Afghanistan situation to actively help Afghan families settling in Australia. This could have benefits not only for the evacuees but for the veterans and their families as well.
 
According to CRSA, Mentor Groups work with mentees to identify areas where support is needed, supplementing the support that is provided by any government-funded settlement services. Mentor groups use their own local knowledge, networks, expertise and experience to help refugees achieve their personal goals and successfully integrate into their new community.
 
The following are some of the things Mentor Groups provide support for:
  • finding suitable employment
  • securing suitable housing in a regional area with no migrant settlement services
  • enrolling and better participation in education
  • practising English
  • learning to drive
  • understanding how to get overseas qualifications recognised
  • establishing a small business
  • accessing previously unknown local services
  • making new friends.
CRSA is running online public information sessions to give people a better understanding of the program and to find out if it’s right for them. Your members can register for the next two sessions scheduled (and there will be more coming) using the links below: For more information on the program, including how to apply, people can visit the Group Mentorship Program page of the CRSA website.”
The DVA secretary has provided, a link to the Royal Commission into Defence and  Department of Veterans’ Affairs Background Papers which can be found HERE.
 
RSL CIRCULAR
 
Dear Colleagues
Many of you would be aware that our CEO, Garrie Gibson, advised the Board earlier this year of his intention to retire from his position with the RSL & Services Clubs Association in November, after more than seven years in the role. Since receiving this advice, the Board has been engaged in managing the recruitment of a new CEO.
I am pleased to advise that, after an extensive process, the Board has appointed Margot Smith to be the next CEO of the Association.
Margot has worked in member bodies for almost 15 years, for Chartered Accountants, Law Society of England and Wales, Finsia, Governance Institute and the Institute of Managers and Leaders (formerly the Australian Institute of Management). Interspersed throughout her roles in associations, Margot has also worked at Optus, Scholastic, Ausgrid and LexisNexis in a range of events, marketing and community engagement roles. Margot has extensive volunteer, fundraising and mentoring experience, and has a real passion for giving back. Margot holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Education), a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Management), an Advanced Diploma in Events, a certified Chief Happiness Officer, a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment, a Certificate in Governance and has undertaken the Company Directors Course. A big advocate of the RSL & Service Clubs industry, outside of lockdown, you’ll often find her having a coffee or meal in her local Club.
The Board welcomes Margot to this important role and looks forward to her extensive experience in member-based organisations and services being applied to our Association.
Margot will join with Garrie for a month’s transition from 11th October. Garrie will be finishing on Friday 12th November, from when Margot will take full responsibility.
Member Club representatives will get the opportunity to meet Margot at the Annual General Meeting via Zoom, to be held on Friday 22nd October at 11.00am.
Corporate and Community Partners and other key stakeholders for the Association will be introduced to Margot by either myself or Garrie in the month of transition and soon after.
Due to the current COVID lockdowns, the Board has not been able to organise an appropriate farewell function for Garrie, however, we are planning to acknowledge the outstanding contribution Garrie has made to our Association at our deferred Annual Conference in April 2022.
If you have any questions about this Circular, please email me at deant@chprsl.com.au
Kind regards
DEAN THOMAS
CHAIRMAN

Subject: Vaccine Certificates
Please note, for DVA clients who wish to gain access to their vaccination certificates, you must first link your MyHealth Record to your MyGov account. However, you will have to phone the Australian Digital Health Agency on 1800723471 and ask the help desk to do this for you. Be prepared to be on hold for a while.
Hi No6
 
Please find an update for the next grot newsletter.
 
I would like to welcome our newest Level 2 Compensation Advocate Dave Harrison. Dave trained under me and we are now working at the new Veterans Centre at the Old Repat in Adelaide on Mondays.
 
Once again I request any advocates that want VITA coverage under the SAA Banner of Naval Association Banner please contact me.
 
Planning Ahead.
 
Some months ago I asked a mate had he thought about what would happen to his wife if he had a stroke, suffered dementia or returned his bedding his reply was why would I do that.
 
Well he suffered a stroke and at one stage it looked like his next move was from Hospital to a nursing home thankfully that didn’t happened. What did happened is he found out he is not prepared one little bit. This problem is bigger now due to Co-vid with one son in NSW lockdown and the other in France. It has now come down to his friends and neighbours to look after the 2 of them. Just simple things like banking are difficult as he is computer illiterate so he can’t internet bank and pay bills. He has forgotten his phone banking password and the one for the ATM. Then there is myGov, updating DVA and Centrelink require you to lodge documents online now or go to Centrelink and use a kiosk. I spent 3 days trying to link their accounts to myGov, for Centrelink you require the original documents you present to Centrelink when you first interacted with them. Therefore in their case Driver’s License, Passport and Medicare card. Well the wife had her Driver's License cut up by her doctor and he was missing a passport. Lesson learnt here don’t throw out old passports. Now we have myGov accounts linked what next.
 
Well we need to get a
 
  1. Photo proof of ID for the wife
  2. Same for the mate as they are taking his Drivers License.
  3. Authority to act on behalf of for
    1. DVA
    2. Centrelink 
    3. My Age Care
    4. Utility Bills
    5. Bank Accounts and the list goes on.
  4. Direct debit of regular accounts
 
I have learnt a lot over the last 3 months administering my mum’s estate and helping my mate. The best thing is to plan ahead get a
 
  1. Will
  2. Power of Attorney 
  3. Advance Care directive 
  4. Make up a pack with all of above and your Birth, Marriage and if a Partner has passed death Certificate 
  5. Another pack with a copy of all your bills and statements any direct debits.
  6. Maybe buy a funeral bond which reduces your assets in DVA or Centrelink eyes.
 
DVA have a great booklet Planning Ahead use it.
 
https://www.dva.gov.au/documents-and-publications/planning-ahead-kit
 
 
PLAN AHEAD
 
Ray
 
Regards
Ray Kemp OAM JP
Level 3 ATDP Advocate
+61419829299
 
Subject: Ex-service organisation mailing list [SEC=OFFICIAL]

Good afternoon OWP members
 
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides regular updates and articles through the stakeholder network. To ensure timely delivery and publication of material, a new mailing list for ex-service organisation newsletters has been established.
 
This list will help us provide your newsletter editors with articles of particular interest and relevance to your organisation and veteran community.
 
If you would like to opt into this new list, please provide the email address of your newsletter/newspaper editor via email to COMMUNICATIONS@dva.gov.au to ensure your organisation is added to the mailing list.
 
Kind Regards
 
Lachie Dunk
_________________________________________________________________________________
Senior Secretariat Officer
Governance & Ministerial Events Section | Parliamentary & Governance Branch
Ph: (02) 6298 6485 | Ext: 686485
Lachie.Dunk@DVA.gov.au
 
After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.
Not to be out done by the British, in the weeks that followed an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York Times stated, “American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the British.”
One week later, Australia’s Northern Territory Times reported the following: “After digging as deep as 30 feet in his backyard in Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, aboriginal Billi Bunji, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing.
Billi has therefore concluded that 250 years ago Australia had already gone wireless.”
    
Cor,  It makes you feel proud to be Australian!
AROUND THE TRAPS
 
Pretty well covered most but am curious what individual posted this photo. After bottoming out off Botany Bay on Otama and repairs completed at GI at Harbor Stations



No one likes a smart arse (except those who have something on #6, keep them coming - Editor)
 
Why nuclear submarines offer key edge for Australian navy
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/why-nuclear-submarines-offer-key-edge-for-australian-navy/ar-AAOulGn?ocid=winp1taskbar
 
It would be totally inappropriate not to include this. Although the horse has bolted, can still be reviewed and thanks to Jeff Stein for reminding me.
 
VIRTUAL COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE FOR THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF AUSTRALIA’S LAST BATTLE IN VIETNAM
Australians will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the last major battle fought by Australian troops during the Vietnam War on Monday 20 September 2021.
The 14-day Operation Ivanhoe, which included the 14-hour Battle of Nui Le, claimed the lives of six Australian soldiers and wounded 29 others. A New Zealand serviceman was also wounded.
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, Andrew Gee, said the planned commemorative service at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial in Canberra will now be held as a ‘virtual’ service and available to all Australians via an online stream, as well as a national broadcast on ABC-TV.
“Unfortunately, current COVID restrictions prevent us physically coming together to mark this anniversary. However, a national virtual commemoration will ensure all Australians can unite to honour the service and sacrifices made by our Vietnam Veterans 50 years ago,” Minister Gee said.
In September 1971, Australian forces were entering the final stages of the decade-long involvement in the Vietnam War, when enemy forces attempted to establish themselves in our Task Force’s area of operations in Phuoc Tuy province, on South Vietnam’s southern coast.
“Operation Ivanhoe was launched in the early hours of 19 September 1971 as a search and destroy sweep to prevent enemy forces gaining a foothold,” Minister Gee said.
“On 21 September 1971, soldiers from 4RAR/NZ’s B and D Companies were engaged by North Vietnamese Army troops across two locations. B Company suffered heavy casualties in a mortar barrage, while D Company was involved in a 14-hour battle that was to be the last major engagement fought by Australian forces in Vietnam: The Battle of Nui Le.
“The Australians who served our nation in Vietnam did so with distinction, earning them the respect of our allies and enemies alike. That skill, courage and devotion to duty was exemplified by our troops in Operation Ivanhoe and the Battle of Nui Le.
“On the 50th anniversary of Operation Ivanhoe and the Battle of Nui Le, please join our Vietnam Veterans as they reflect and remember those they served alongside, those who were wounded and those who died.”
The virtual service will be broadcast nationally on ABC-TV and streamed on Facebook by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs at 10.30am (AEST) on Monday 20 September 2021. It will also be available on ABC iView.
 
Before a few funnies (some tune out at this time) I have seen some pretty nasty posts on SAA Facebook. Given that it is not ratified nor accepted in our SAA Constitution, if you have issues with individuals within the SAA common sense would prevail and a phone call rather than a post is more appropriate. That is why derogatory and inflammatory comments can mortify the people or individual the your taking aim at within the SAA and tarnishes their good name. Wake up and grow up!
 
FUNNIES (if you don’t like them or think it may be offensive don’t click the link)
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Well that pretty well wraps it up for this edition. There are at least 50 contributions that have not been included but mail chimp is a chump and only so many can be posted. The rest will be promulgated in the next edition and on behalf of the Editor and I VMT for your continued support that keeps Up Periscope and the Coxswains Grot on Depth.
 
Take care and stay safe during these challenging times.

Shut and Clipped for this week



Yours Aye 
 
Greg Jones #6
coxswain@submarinesaustralia.com
0432 559 283
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