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Dalby, Keith

aka

Alice

30 September 1961

POETSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
754 Pacific Hwy
Gordon, 2072

Email


Great time in boats, couldn't possibly have visited the places I did as a civvy. Had such a good time I had to become an Anglican Priest to atone for past sins!!!!
Dangerfield, Allan

aka Dangas

22 October 1955
CPOMTSM

RAN
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
NSW

Email

Served In RAN Jan 72-Jul 00, Submarines 78-99, served on all the boats, some twice, some more. Now Techo at Defence Plaza Sydney. Had a great time, and would do it again. DBF

Dann, Paul

aka Diesel

21 September 1967
LSMTP3SM
RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama

5/61 Crane St, Ballina, NSW, 2478


Email
Best times, best mates, best pay! A lot of good memories & a few bad ones too, that's what made it such an unforgettable career. Just wish more civvies had the same comradely. Paid off in '93, now a proud dad in Ballina.

Dawson, Jonathan

aka Smokey

Partner Yvonne

16 January 1956

LSROEWSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
16 Edmunds Ave
Louisa Creek
Via Mackay QLD

Email

G'Day All, the Department of Defence, seems to have lost the information that I was ever on any boats. that I spent all my time at Plats, if any of you out there could shed some light on this, it would be great, Thanks Mates
Davis, Sydney

Partner Joanne

10 September 1956 

LSMTPSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley Maroubra NSW 2035

Email
 
Saw a few faces I remembered from the dim and distant past and thought I'd say Hi.  
Day, Jamie

aka Doris

13 July 1969

ABCKSM

then

ABROSM

RAN  RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Collins
Brisbane, Qld

Email

 

Miss the mates I made during my time in boats, if those mates are ever in town, give me a bell and we will catch up...! Went from a Cook to an RO... The change didn't really agree with me so paid back the ROSO and got out and settled in BrisVegas... Livin' the life now!
Dickson, Paul 

aka Dicko

Ann

19 November 1962
CPOCISSM

RAN
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otway
HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Dechaineux
HMAS Collins
WA

Email

Still serving but looking for a job.  
Delosa, Don

Maritje (Teo)

27th May 1943

 

POUCSM
RAN
HMAS Oxley Email

NT
Best time of my life!  
de Rooy, Arie

aka Dutchy

Barbara

7 April 1941
POEWR

RAN
HMS Otter
HMAS Oxley
Unit 5, 208-218 Elizabeth Street. Urangan QLD 4655.

Email
Great times had by all during my time in boats and could not have served with a finer bunch of blokes.

Dening, Robert

aka Deno/Bruce

Nyree

2nd June 1973

POEWASM RAN

 

Submariner of Year 2002

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Dechaineux
HMAS Farncomb

St Helens, Tasmania 7216

Email

Joined the Squadron after seeing the good times my brother "Tatts" (ABUWSM) had. Was a greenie but seen the light and changed to EWA. Loved the times at Plats and wish I had more time on O boats. Life is more comfortable now, but not as much fun - you know what I mean. DBF

Dickson,Paul

aka Dicko

Ann

19 November 1962
 

WOCISSM (ROSM)

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Dechaineux
HMAS Farncomb
WA

Email

25 years of fun mixed with some hard times. Made some excellent friends and had far to many hangovers.  
Diggle, Mark

aka Digs

Diane

03 May 1952
LSUW

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
7 Baragoon Street, Howrah Tasmania 7018

Ph 03 62446074


Email
Great web site would like to meet up with old friends. I see a few names I remember once again great reading and keep it up.  
Douglas, Paul

aka Duggo

Jackie  

03 May 1962

ABUCSM

RAN

HMAS Otway UK


Email

Look back fondly on the 2.5 years on the old Otway. Great Blokes, great times.
Downes, Glenn

aka Downesy

Partner Belinda

14 January 1976

ABAWASM

RAN

HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Sheean
3 Cedarwood Drive Brassall
Qld 4305

Email

Did my part 3 on Farncomb, posted Sheean while it was still in build had the pleasure of bringing her online, managed to get a jolly to Hawaii and a paint trial somewhere in my time on her as well.  Transferred from the Navy, am now a Diesel mechanic in the airforce Based at RAAF Amberley. Will be discharged from the defence force end of 2007 due to a back injury. Going to be a maintenance manager (hopefully).  
Draper, Graeme

aka Drapes

Morag Anne

8th May 1946
LEM(P)


RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMS Narwal
HMS Grampus
HMAS Otway
HMS Walrus

30 Iron Bark Road, Cow Bay Queensland
 4873

Email

Interesting times with interesting people. Loved the time in UK. Have been back many times since. Our regards to all our friends.  
Draper, Maurice

aka Drape's

Partner Beverly

18 April 1959

CPOMTSM HMAS Otama
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Dechaineux
HMAS Rankin
Western Australia
Loved every minute of it, made some great mates, had some top runs ashore and some unspeakable Channels Nights.
Duncan, Tom

aka DD

Partner Janet

31 May 1954

COMTPSM HMAS Otway NSW

Email

Had great a time, would not have missed the opportunity for the world. The mates I have met will last forever.

 

 
Dunster, Bruce 

Hermie

Pamela

16 September 1962
CPOCIS4SM

RAN
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Farncomb
HMAS Waller
81 West Parkridge Drive, Brinsmead  Queensland
4870

Email

Ph 0408 590 234
Moved to Cairns Jan 2004, anyone in are call and let me know.  
Durrant, Peter

aka Peter

Partner Kay

18 November 1953

RAN

LCDR SD EN WE SM

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
Nuship Collins
179 Thomas St
Subiaco WA 6008

Email

After Nirimba Jul '70 intake and a stint on Stuart I went to the UK in '76 and joined Otway in '77 for my Part III. All the usual inboard workshop time, pier head jumps, jollies, trips back to UK - until Commissioned in '85 - back to sea WEEO, Oxley, Otama and 1st WEEO Collins but never got her to sea, paid off  '93 after 17 years in boats and thoroughly enjoyed every minute!
Dwyer, Gavin

aka Spin

Partner Marilyn

17 August 1946

RAN 

LEMWRSM

HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
78 Pollux St
Yass 2582 NSW

Email

Discharged June 1970 (still have my bulldog).
Earle, Brian

aka Huey

Partner  Lyn

29 September1954
ABMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
153 Caboolture River Rd
Morayfield
Queensland 4506
Ph 0754956728

Email
Like to get in contact with many old mates I served with in boats during 1974 to 1979. Many fond memories of buddies in boats. After getting out of boats moved to QLD still have original wife Lyn, she's a gem and two great grown up children and my own business. Still see a lot of Freddy Bucket {Bylett} Nifty {Carlyon} Snow Ross, Billy Clayton and {Horse} Horsley.

Eastwood, Peter

aka Easty

June

21 November 1946
CPOETP3SM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
Victoria

Email
Wouldn't have missed it for quids!  
Eastwell, Bill

aka Bill

9 March 1957
ABETPSM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
Western Australia

Email
I left boats in 79 and still remember the fun... they would run half the kids for what we got away with then  
Edworthy, Howard

aka Jan

Kath

29 April 1938
LME

RN
HMS Tactician
HMS Anchorite
HMS Andrew
HMS Teredo
HMS Odin
14 Willow Rise
Kirkbymoorside
Nth Yorks UK

Email
 
Eglinton, Ian

aka Eggles

Partner Joanne

22 September 1954

CPO ETS3SM

 RAN

HMAS Onslow 19 Samuel St
Maitland SA 5573

Email

Had a great time - now wish it had been longer. Certainly beats skimmers any day.  
Elphick, Ken

Angie

27 June 1966

 

RAN

LSMTP3S/M

HMAS Ovens    HMAS Orion Lot 3 Tinderry Rd
Michelago, NSW

Email

The only sane people I've met were in boats. Spent some time in the public
service, now running alternative energy workshop in Cooma. 2 kids, girls as you would expect never mind, ferals anyway.
Emery, Peter 

aka Dick

Kerrie

02 October 1960
 

POUCSM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
Greystanes, NSW

Email

Had some great times that I'll never forget, but I was certainly glad when I'd finished that final year.  
Excell, Derek

aka "X"

12 September 1974

POETP3SM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
Sydney NSW

M: 0400 212 010

Email

Lunch time beers up Plats Piss Bar and Winning bottles of Port freely shared. Battery Dips in Ultra Quiet and Steele Deck BBQs on a blue flat sea. Pies n Chicko Rolls for Mid Niters, Open fridges the night b4 coming alongside. Break downs in weekly running and midnite overall runs to the Rocks. 24 hour break downs and 48 hour drinking sessions. New Zealand trots with Woolly jumpers and Island Jaunts with Beanies. Sinking Aircraft Carriers and downing army grunts.
What a life time of Memories…
 
Farr, Kevin

aka Mother

Nicolette

29 December 1964

LSETCSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
HMAS Ovens
WA

Email

Gee the faces the people and places.  What can I say.  A left nut (and the right one) would be given to do it all again. And um ner love yurs all.  Still doing marine shit.  DBF.  Keep cool and live long.  
Farrar, Jonathon

aka Faz

23 January 1964
LSMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Otama
HMAS Orion
HMAS Ovens
Western Australia
Email
Had a great time in boats. High light being having a torpedo dropped on me Rimpac 94. By Cobby or was it smouch or soccer ball head the memory blurs.  
Feeney, Gary 

14 May 19962
 

POMTSM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
HMAS Ovens
NSW

Email

Joined Squadron in 1984 left in 1999. Great time, great people, great jollies.  Would do it all again.  
Ferguson, Keith

aka Fergy  


30 January 1955

ABSN

ABMTP

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
301/249 George st
Waterloo
NSW 2017

Email

Loved it, miss it, can we do it again in the next life.
Ferguson, Michael

Fergo

Philippa

4 September 1963
ABMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
9 Ovens Close
Horningsea Park
Sydney NSW

Email
I had a great time serving on boats and it was due to the characters like Milburn who was in charge of the after ends party. Maurice Draper Pete Russell, and Cisco who was my mate when we went AWOL and had to sneak into Plats to retrieve our bikes under the Coxswains office.
Fisk, Graham

aka Fisky

Julie

07 August 1950

PORPSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
 

NSW

Email

Met some very interesting people. Went to some very interesting places. Did some very interesting things. Have some great memories of the friends I made, both at work and play!  
Fishbourne, Rick

aka Fish

Debbie

12 November 1957
ABROSM

RAN
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
Email

Queensland
Ahh what memories....DBF  
Fisher, John

aka Fred

Marilyn (Mal)

14 March 1945
WOETCSM


RN, RAN
HMS Grampus
HMS Otus
HMS Odin
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
115 King Road
Wilberforce, NSW 2765
Email
Some great times and memories in my 30 years. I would love to thank the following for enlightening my geographical experiences: John Rana, Max Hardy, Matt Southall, Ben Benevente. I could not have afforded the cruises in "normal life".

Fleming, Eric aka Echo

Partner Therese

01 March 1964
 
LSROSM

RAN

HMAS Otama 16 St Andrews Way
Banora Point NSW 2486

Email

If it wasn't for Swampy I would have still been on HMAS Stuart in dry dock, Cockatoo Island. I served only on Otama and gained a passion for adrenalin that is still with me today.  

Fogarty, Paul

aka Foggs

Partner Maz

23 August 1951
 

LSMTP

RAN

HMAS Ovens
 
15 Lyndley St Busby NSW 2168

Email

What can I say!  
Ford, Robin

aka Dixie

8 May 1963
LSETP3SM


RAN
HMAS Ovens,
HMAS Orion,
HMAS Otama,
409/1-15 Francis St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
Email
Served on boats long enough to find they were the best blokes I will ever meet. Had some good runs and miss the nude drinking.

Fowler, Colin

aka Chook

Partner, Erica

19 February 1941
WOMTPSM

RAN
HMS Totem
HMS Osiris
HMAS Otway
25 Chelsea Blvd
Bendigo Vic 3550

Email
Great Friends, Great Fun, Great disappointment that I am too old to be back in them again Joined the navy at 15 and never regretted one moment. Congratulations to all concerned it is a wonderful web site.

Fowler, Peter

aka Chook

Partner, Kathy

13 June 1963

CPOMTSM

RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
NSW

Email

Some of he best times I've ever had  
Fox, Michael

aka Foxy

Partner: Nikki

18 March 1969

LSMTSM

RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Ovens
Tasmania

Email


Had a ball on boats!!
 
 
Francis, Allen

aka (little) Connie

Partner, Sharan

06 February 1959

POMTP3SM 

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
Email Big Brother eventually talked me into seeing the light (not the sunshine) and joining the "elite of the fleet" and I would not have swapped it for quids.
Freeleagus, Lee

aka Sandy Hi Rob

Robyn

22 February1945
WOETP4SM

RAN
HMS Opossum
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
34 Koonwarra Parade
Macleay Island
Queensland 4184

Email

Still cartooning in strip form now. Have over 200 on submarines alone with another dozen penciled in. All are on O Boats, all sailors still in bells and NO women in my crew.

Freier, Greg

aka Tuck

September 1969

ABMTPSM

 RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama

 

Yeppoon, Qld

Email

WOW......what a time of my life. The experience of serving on submarines will forever be one of my most greatest achievements, the good times and some of the tough ones has path a great life for me. I like to thank those who helped me to see "The way of a Submariner". I'm still going hard and having a fantastic time. "Go Hard or Go Home"  
Frost, Terry

aka Jack

Partner Amadea

22 April 1960

CPOEWSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Collins
Salzburg, Austria

Email

Miss the friendships and the runs ashore.  Enjoying life on the land.  If anyone is up this way drop in for some home grown steaks.
Frost, Lindsay

aka Jack

Katie

06 February 1958
CPOCOXSM

RAN
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
New South Wales

Email
Had a ball in boats, all this excitement and money too!. Faz, it was Cobby who dropped the torpedo on you in Pearl Harbour. I remember it well as the paperwork kept me occupied for quite some time.

 

Fulton, David

aka Maggie

Shivaun

21 October 1972
SBLT

LSETC SM

RAN
HMAS Orion
HMAS Waller
HMAS Dechaineux
Email

ADFA, ACT
Joined in 93 and went straight to boats from greenie course. Now doing a degree at ADFA and will go straight back to the good times and great mates of boats.  
Gail Sheard, John

aka Lawman

Partner Gail

27 May 1951
 

MEM1

RN

HMS Ocelot 20 Sorrel Close Featherstone. Staffs w.v.10 7.t.x.

Email

SMs 1970 to 74, best years of my life on boats. Just retiring after 25 years in police force.  
Garner, Chris

aka Joel

08 November 1968

CPOMTSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Collins
HMAS Rankin
HMAS Rankin

Email

Still in, for better or worse. As it has always been, the people you serve with make it worthwhile.  
Gardner, Warren

aka Sharky

Penny

21 March 1970
ABUCSM
RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
Email
PO Box 92 , Drayton North, Queensland 4350
Served 1990 -1995. The blokes I had the pleasure of serving with where all real *?#** that's what makes them true mates. Cheers!

Gilmour, Scott 

aka Gilly

17 August 1970

 

ABCKSM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
Shoalhaven Heads NSW 2535

Email

Guys, would be great to hear from some of you guys I worked with  
Gilligan, Wayne

aka Gilly

Partner Chris

11 March 1962

CPOMTHSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
Serpentine WA

Email

Played hard / Worked hard enjoyed the professionalism - still doing it different generation.
Gillis, Stephen

aka Gus

Rosemary

11 October 1954
LSMTPSM
&
CPONPC
RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama

Castlereagh, NSW
Email

Gladman, David

aka Dave

04 October 1952
CMDR SMN SM†

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
HMS Ocelot
HMNLS Zwaardvis
HMAS Ovens
NSW

Email
Finally saw the light and retired in Aug 04. Have upped stakes and moved to the Hunter Valley where the lure of growing grapes and olives was too tempting. Access to the end product may have had SOME influence as well. After 27+ years in boats can look back with great affection on the old Oberons and all the fabulous people I've served with or met in the Squadron - thanks for all the memories. :)

Glastonbury, Colin Nick 

aka

Sarah

24 October 1974

LSAWASM

RAN

HMAS Farncomb
HMAS
Collins
HMAS 
Dechaineux
Western Australia

Email

What a great site, Kicking back at the FEG. Still serving.
Goldhahn, Edgar

aka Goldie

Partner Suzanne

19 May 1956

CPOMTP4SM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
WA

Email

I joined the navy 1972 and the squadron in 1975 stayed for 17 years and had a ball. Too many good memories to write down. Miss the good times and the bad time. "O"boats were a breed of their own. DBF  
Goode, Graeme  

aka Goodie or Googy

Partner Donna

05 July 1967

ABMTHSM

RAN

HMS Orion
HMAS Onslow
HMAS
Otama
6A Kahibah St
Swansea  NSW 2281

Email

Pretty quite; after Nirimba, drank too much; often known to be a sarcastic smartarse, mouth always got me into trouble; It was my best time in the RAN on Boats; even tho it was rather short was removed by HQ to skimmers Skills better served apparently.
Goodall, Warren

aka Goodie

Partner Jan

13 October 1957

LSROSM

RAN

HMS Orion
HMAS Ovens
21 Park Crescent,
Oak Flats NSW 2529

Email

Great times. I got my arse kicked for sticking gaffer tape on the periscope to stop paint splatter. The tape came off but left the glue all over the lens, resulting in a new periscope being loaded on board. Also got caught doing sentry duty by Kim Pitt on Orion in my Scout uniform as I was about to go off and run a scout camp that particular weekend.
Now I get paid to crawl under trains, pull cars apart, abseil off cliffs and try to run an Ambulance Rescue Unit in Wollongong.
 
Goff, Sean

aka Goffy

Mel

25 June 1970

ABAWASM HMAS Waller
HMAS Rankin
02 Cullinga St Hamel WA

Email

Been in the Navy for 12 Years in the squadron since 2000. Love it had a great ride and met great mates.
Goss, John  

Partner Janine

28 November 1948

CMDR SU

EX CK

RAN

HMS Odin
HMAS Ovens
HMAS
Onslow
16 Benor Crt
Pakenham  3810  VIC

Email

Visiting Melbourne please contact 0408 055 336
Gough, Richard

aka Dicky

Dianne

08 December 1949

LSUCSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
Ormeau Qld

Email

Great time, fantastic guys and even better runs ashore up top.

Back at sea from early December 2010 on seizmic ships and oil rigs as a paramedic.

Gowling, Terry

Elaine

10 February 1952
CPOMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
Tasmania

Email
Spent ten years in subs, good times, bad times but hard to forget. Now retired living on the East Coast of Tasmania.
Green, Paul

04 September 1958

WOETCSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
Sao Paulo Brazil
Back in Thailand in October

Email

Served the Squadron for 17yrs PNF plus another 5yrs in the reserves. Even had me own sqn for a while there (exsm´s Orion, Otama). A better bunch of mates you couldn't ask for. Dolphin38  
Green, Kenneth

Aka Jimmy

Sandra

28 August 1944
WOMT3SM


RAN
HMS Opportune
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
Western Australia


Email
Jim's too shy to add a comment, so I'll do it for him.

Enjoyed my time in boats, almost took one to sea once. My favourite memories are of the times spent in the mess with my mate, he was a great guy.

Grey, Andrew

aka Dolly 

Lorraine

21 January 1957

WOSNSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow

HMAS Orion
4 Larra Court, Wattle Grove NSW 2173

02 97310405

Email

Best time of my Naval Career was my time in the first Australian Submarine Squadron.  Continuing my career as a skimmer but my thoughts are still with those that serve in those sleek black messengers of death and destruction.
Gunn, Chris

Partner Irina

27 October 1950

 
LCDR GLEXSM

RAN (Rtd)

HMAS Oxley HMS Odin HMAS Otway HMAS Ovens HMAS Onslow 245 Gipps Road
Keiraville, NSW 2500

Email

Its been quite a while since the last cruise with the Black Fin Line. A few minutes change of hindsight to foresight on a couple of occasions would be welcomed.

Wearing better than some and perhaps worse than a few others; we rarely regard ourselves as getting "old" but some people - wow!