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Taber, Ian

Elizabeth

16 January 1938
CPOMTPSM
RAN
HMS Ocelot
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
6 Blackburn Close Wodonga, Victoria 3690

0411 203 967

Email

It was my privilege to serve with such a fine bunch.

Tanner, Craig

aka

Jenny

8 June 1960

LSETWSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
30 McGregor Crt
Mooloolah
Qld 4553

Email

10 yrs in the mob but only the last 3 in boats.
Should have made the jump much earlier.
The highlight of my working life. Honest!
 
Taylor, Andrew

aka Andy

Partner, Karen

23 June 1961
 
LCDR GL SMN SM#

RN/RAN

Royal Navy 1977-97 including 2-year RAN exchange 1992-93, Royal Australian Navy 1997-2002

HMS Courageous, HMS Oracle     HMS Tireless   HMS Renown (P)HMS Otter       HMS Revenge (S) HMS Spartan, HMAS Ovens HMAS Otama Sydney, NSW


Email

 
It's taken far too long for me to get in touch with my friends and colleagues from the submarine world! Civvy street is good, and pays well, but it doesn't come close to providing the friendship, fun, proud esprit de corps, and wealth of fantastic experiences that come with being a submariner.

Courageous - Part III and 5th hand
Oracle - Sonar Officer
Tireless - 5th Hand
Renown (P) - TASO
Otter - XO
Revenge (S) - TASO
Spartan - OPSO
Ovens - XO
Otama - CO

 
Taylor, Brad

aka Squiz


24 December 1966
 
ABMTPSM ABCKSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley HMAS Ovens HMAS Orion 21 Walsh Avenue
Blackwater, QLD Au 4717

Email
 

I had the best time, and changed over to a cook midway through my time. Working up in the mines in Central Queensland if your up this way drop in for a beer  

Taylor, John

aka Buck

Valerie

8 September 1938

CPO TASI (SM)

RN

 

HMS Seascout HMS Tireless  HMS Alcide    HMS Artful      HMS Valiant   HMS Churchill HMS Superb   HMS Dreadnought

Elmar, Greenlea Collin, Dumfries DG1 4PS Scotland, UK

Email

Enjoyed every minute

 

Thomson, Mark

aka Slim

Partner, Liz

15 August 1956

CPORSSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
Ruddville, ACT

Email

 

 

 
Thompson, Darren

aka Thommo

Cath

09 April 1965
CPOCISSM

RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Collins
HMAS Farncomb
19 Golden Valley Rd Cygnet TAS 7112

Email
I have had a great time, met some great people and still keep in touch with a few. Have enjoyed my time here in Canberra as one of the Submariner Posters. Maybe some of you guys would like to rejoin to fix the manpower problem??
Thomas, Chris

aka Thommo

Vicki

18 September 1953
EMWR

RAN

HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
118 Kinsellas Rd West
Mango Hill Qld 4509

Email
Had a ball, Met some great people, the memories live on - thanks to all of you blokes that made it happen  
Thomas, David

aka Dave

Partner Kelly

5 May 1950

WOUWSM

 RN/RAN

HMS Grampus
HMS Opportune
HMAS Orion
92 Cogil Road
Buderim
Qld 4556

Email

   
Thomas, Stephen

aka Thommo

Gillean


28 May 1960
CPOUWSM

RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
27 Vitesse Approach Shoalwater
WA 6169

Email

Bob Mellowship is MY hero!
Thurgood, Les

09 December 1943
LRO

RAN
HMS Aenaes
HMS Otter
HMS Astute
HMS Ocelot
The Croft
Mt Macedon, Vic 3441

Email

0416 125 722
Went to Dolphin in June 1964 and returned to surface fleet early January 1967. Worked at the Bureau of Meteorology Head Office commcen in Melbourne after I left the RAN in 1977, but now retired.
Townley-Jones, Richard

aka TJ

Partner, Amanda

9th February 1950
 

POMEM

RN/RAN

HMS Narwhal
HMS Olympus
HMS Orpheus
HMS Porpoise
HMS Odin
HMS Catchlot
HMS Dolphin
HMAS Platypus
76/885 David Low Way, Marcoola QLD

Email

Best time of my life serving in boats made some great mates served in both RAN/RN. Now living back in  
Vass, Ron

Ruth

26 November 1939
CPOMTP/SM

RAN
HMS Narwhal
HMAS Oxley
25 Thelma St.
Marsfield NSW 2122

Email
Periscope Tiff.  
Vella, Joe 

aka Jaffa

Helen

23 December 1966
PORSSM

RAN
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Otama
7 Dromana Ave, Bentleigh East VIC 3165

Email
Had a good time in boats, met some interesting people, now enjoying boring civvie life (at least you get to go home every night).  
Van Berk, William 

aka Seaweed

Partner: Marianne

18 September 1949 - 25 October 2011

 

ABSTWDSM

RAN

HMS Tiptoe
HMAS Otway
Queensland

Email
I first served on the HMAS Duchess as recruit then I put in request for subs and to my amazement I ended up in HMS Dolphin swimming in 100 ft tank. I have never regretted any time that I served in subs and also met such nice and trustworthy mates in my life in submarines
Vickary, Jason

aka Vic

Stacey

6 November 1971
ABMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Orion
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
33 Hargrave Rd Lalor Park
NSW 2147.

Email

Best time of my life don't regret anything. We did things that others dream of or see on TV and obtained knowledge from the best teachers. These times will never be lost.
 

Vidler, Peter

aka Rasputin

1943 - 2008

LSETPSM

RAN

HMS Porpoise,
HMS Walrus,
HMAS Otway,
HMAS Oxley

 
Could not have served with a better mob of blokes.

Vidulich, Wade

aka Barra

02 September 1968

POUWSM HMAS Otama
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
Sydney

Email

I miss the trips, lifestyle and people.  
Vine, Tony

Partner Cathie

21 June 1955
 

CMDR MESM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Orion
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
NSW

Email
 

Navy(ies) served in: RAN 1971-2010, CF (Exchange 95-97), RN (Exchange 84-86). Joined boats a PO Tiffie to escape from HMAS Melbourne (and steam) intending to pay off after ten years, ended up doing 39. Had the rare distinction of serving on ORION in each of her three Commissions, 77-78 as a PO Tiff in Scotland, 82-84 as Chief Tiff, and 93-95 as the engineer posting off on promotion to LCDR. In the end CN gave me an island to run - Tasmania.
Wallen, Pete

aka Big Wally

13 June 1959
POUWSM

CPOB

RAN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama

Queensland
Email

Thanks for the memories and the adventure. Sorry if I hurt anyone on the piss. Take care.

Walker, Robert

aka Blue

Partner Pat

28 April 1947t

WOMTP HMS Otter
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
South Australia Did't we all have fun fun fun after the work work work.  Great to be included with the elite.  
Walker, Scott

aka Johnnie

11 April 1969
LSETPSM
RAN
HMAS Otway Queensland

Email
   
Walker, Colin

aka Hookey

Jenny

12 June1952
ABMTP1SM

RAN
HMAS Onslow,
HMAS Ovens
Sunshine, New South Wales 2264

Email
Great site, did not know about it until told by Leigh Ralph.  

Walker, Phil

aka Max

Partner Karen

14 January

LSROSM

RAN

HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
Queensland

Email

Onslow (Pt 3).  Best 'job' I've ever had - have never worked with a greater bunch of reprobates and fit in so well.  Says a lot about me too I guess. 

Given the chance would do it all again but maybe stay longer if my liver and brain cells could take it.

 
Walsh, Daryl

aka Hay You !

09 February 1955
 

PORSSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
66 Blackall St
Basin Pocket
QLD

Email

Joined ABRO - Skimmers as PORSSM. Would always do it again except for the 2 years of workups when Oxley had the new nose fitted, oh what fun. Krupp Krapp was the catch phrase. Ops forgot the hardener in the (e)poxy paint again *#&$. 75 to 83, paid off 93, 22 years. Now Comms Officer for QLD Fire Brigade.  
Walsh, Peter

aka Magilla

Partner, Heidi

24 November 1956

LEUT SDENWESM

RAN

HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
329 Crawford Rd, Inglewood, Perth, 6052

Email

Never been in so much trouble, nor had such a blast in all my life. What a crackin bunch of blokes on Oberons - proud to be part of it all  
Walters, Gary

Partner Megan

 

ABUCSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley HMAS Otway
Melbourne, Vic 3919

Email

Many names, many memories, most great times. Would like to add my name to the list. Med Discharge 2009 (CPONPC), was onboard for Westralia's fire in 1998.!  
Walters, Ross

aka Wombat

24 February 1954
LSUCSM

CPOCOXNSM

RAN/RN
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMS Odin
HMS Onyx
HMS Spartan
HMS Orpheus
HMS Osiris
HMS Soveriegn
HMS Splendid
HMS Neptune (CSST)
Email

Queensland
Had a great time on boats of both navies. I hope to hear from more of my old friends.  
Warton, Brett

aka Frog

Partner: nil stock

26 October 1971
POMTSM

RAN
HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
10/21-27 Holborn Ave, Dee Why, NSW

Email
   

Washington, Michael
aka George

Partner: Christen
29 September 1953

ABROSM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
45 Ashburton Circuit
Kaleen, ACT 2617

Email

Although we have all moved on with our lives, those friendships created have stood the test of time.

I have been very lucky to have known the friends I have...

Watt, Peter

aka Steamy

Jan

26 November 1941
LEUT SDMESM
RAN
HMS Porpoise
HMS Walrus
HMS Oberon
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
1A Macey St, East Perth, Western Australia.


Email
Congratulations on developing such a good web site. Nice to see a lot of familiar names.

Watts, Phil 


aka Phil


Meryl


20 February 1948
CPOMTP3SM

RAN
HMS Walrus
HMAS Onslow
37 Festing St
Albany, WA 6330

Email
Good times, good mates! Would we do it all again ?

Watts, Ken

aka Jan

Greta
POME

RN
HMS Alcide
HMS Alliance
HMS Tapir
HMS Trump
HMS Dreadnought
31 Rockwell Green
Wellington, Somerset
U.K.

Email
Best time ever, spent in boats, and the best guy's you could wish yo meet, and as for being stationed in Ozz for a few years GREAT! How the hell I never got tied up there I'll never know.

Watherston, Maurice

1st of April 1965

POMTPSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
24 Kent Avenue
Seacombe Gardens
Adelaide SA 5047

Email

What to say well. I sit here now looking at names and still able to remember that name and face at a specific time and place ten fifteen even eighteen years ago. Even though recent years are vague. I will always remember the true friends that were made in those times. Even though my last years in the puss was marred in poor health and didn't end the way I had hoped. I would always like to catch up with those that would like to say hi over a coffee a beer or the internet.  
Webb, Graham

aka Spider

Partner Evon

25 July 1948

LSROSM

RAN

HMS Artemis
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
Cairns, North Queensland

Email

Have been hiding in Cairns since the day I paid off in 1974 at Platypus and returned to Cairns and worked in Finance and Insurance for 32 years, retiring in 2008". Enjoying life in the Tropic Wonderland
West, Fred

Lynn

18 May 1944
POCEL

RN
HMS Revenge
HMS Repulse
HMS Finwhale
HMS Otter
HMS Otus
St Nicodeme, 22160
Cote d'Armor, France

Email

Enjoyed every minute of my time on boats - even 'Bombers!!' and planing for England at between 300 and 600 feet of off Iceland - hairy!! Mates I'll always remember, runs ashore I'll never forget!
 
Weymouth, Stuart

aka TiTcH

Wendy

1963
CPOUWSM

RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
Western Australia

Email
Sink more piss, up the Red rooster.  
Whitaker, Shane

aka Shakey

Zena

11 January 1964
ABMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Oxley Email Never forget my first dive, forgot to shut the air-comp cooling hull valve.. relief lifted & there was water pissing in... Thank's Pete Olly for the thick ear you gave me but mostly for rectifying the situation. "Great Times"  
Whitfield, David

aka Whit

Partner Julie

26 January 1955

ABROEWSM

RAN

HMAS Orion Email Shit happened then and it is still happening now. The alternative sux.  Time in boats was way to short and way too long!  
Whitfield, Wally
 

26 March 1947

Email
 

LSUCSM

RAN

HMS Alcide  HMAS Oxley   HMAS Ovens HMAS Otway 70 Discovery Crt
Gregory Hills, NSW 2257
Best years of my life always great memories
Wiles, Tony

26 October 1964

 

ABMTPSM

RAN

RCN SM TRG

HMAS Platypus HMCS Ojibwa HMAS Orion HMAS Onslow 163 Summerfields Drive, Caboolture, Queensland Australia 4510


Email

A Submariners life is a unique life, that unless you have lived it, you will never understand.
Williams, Adam

aka Bungy

Partner Jacqui

06 September 1964

 

ABUCSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow

981 Pacific Hwy Berowra, NSW 208

Email

 

Originally a UW but changed to UC before joining Onslow was my greatest time although short. Don't remember much after shore runs with Chad Hardy....haaaa. Paid off in 88. Married 3 times , 7 kids all up (2 stepsons), 1 grandson. Was a single dad for 8 years in 89 of a special needs son. Been nursing in operating theatres for about 18years now. Currently at the San Hospital in Wahroonga Sydney as an Anaesthetic Nurse.

 

Williams,  David

aka Bungy

Partner June

29 July 1947

 

LRO (G) SM

RN

HMS Ocelot UK

Email

Joined Ocelot 1968 as part 3 left 1973 for Dolphin Commcen then discharge.

Didn't think it was that important at the time, now feel privileged to have served in those long black diesel machines !!!!

 
Williams, Norman

aka Bungy

26 January 1947
WOMTP3SM
RAN

HMS Porpoise
HMS Onyx
HMAS Ovens
21 Mill St., Bauple QLD 4650
Email
Website
Stayed involved with boats as ASC's Training Manager at HMAS Stirling until September 2007 when i retired. Have enjoyed my relationship with boats and those that sail in them. 

Now living in rural Queensland, dodging snakes and trying to get tradesmen to turn up.

Williams, Peter

aka Rupert/Bung

Una

17 June 1956
POUWSM

RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
NSW
Email
Some of the best times of my life were spent on boats. The mates I made then I will have for the rest of my life. All the best troops!

Williams, Rodney 

Bungy

Alison

13 July 1963
CPONPCSM

RAN
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otama
R1-4-C132
Russell Offices
Russell ACT 2600

Email
Joined the squadron in January 1982 as a SMNUW and paid of in January 2002 as a CPONPCSM. Looking through the site brings back great memories of good times and great mates who were a honored to have served with and the best blokes a guy could ever meet. Now working as a civvy at Navy Headquarters in Russell offices  
Williams, Ken

aka Bung

Lisa

7 December 1964
POETPSM

RAN
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Onslow
Carlingford NSW

Email

Some things you never forget.  
Wilson, Bob

aka Tug

Carol

1945 - 2008

POUWSM

RAN
HMS Alcide
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
31 Hillside Crescent Eden's Landing Qld,4207

Email
It may be 31 years ago but it was the greatest time of my life and served with the best bunch of blokes you'd ever want to meet. Great to see so many coming out of the woodwork. Up the Chelsea pensioners!

 

Wilson, Barry

aka Tug

Partner Sharon

28 August 1948
 

LSMTPSM

RAN

HMS Sealion
HMAS Onslow
P.O Box 517
Mt.Barker
SA 5251

Email

Most of the time it was the best, best mates, best runs ashore, best hangovers. I'm glad to still be in contact with lots of Ex Submariners as I find most civvies painful. Up the little red rooster.....  
Winn, John

aka Shorty

Partner Pauline

22nd January 1957

ABRPSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Oxley
253 Garretts Rd Alligator Creek Via Mackay Qld 4740

Email

Never forget the good time on boats 75-78, often thought about rejoining , still do!, but too old now.

 

Wise, Anthony

aka Erine

Carole

7 March 1957
ABUWSM


RAN
  NSW

Email
   
Wilson, Trevor

aka Tug


Partner Vicki

23 October 1953
CPOMTPSM

RAN
HMAS Otama
HMAS Orion
HMAS Oxley
Gawler South, SA

Email
 
Wilson, Troy

aka Tug

Christine

1963
LSETPSM

RAN
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Oxley
Sunshine Coast QLD

Email

Had a shitload of fun and some great mates
 
Wilson, Gilbert

aka Tug

Shirley

13 March 1947

 

CPOCOXNSM

RAN

HMAS Otway HMAS Otama  HMAS Orion Munbura MS 60 Via Mackay QLD 4740

Email

21 years in the mob, 8 best years were in boats with "The Professional"  
Wood, Michael

aka Slinga

Eileen

19th April 1953
CPOMTPSM
RAN
HMAS Onslow,
HMAS Otama

19 Rogers St., Fraser ACT 2615
Email
If I had my life over, I would do it all again. Wouldnt miss it for quids. A great bunch of guys with the greatest sense of humour.

Woods, Andrew

aka Slinger/TI

Bernadette

15 June 1951
POUWSM

RAN
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
44 Watcombe Street
Wavell Heights Qld 4012

Email
You knew who you were and where you stood in boats. I may never see the many friends I made during my 12 years, but we are still mates because we shared something unique and special. We knew how to laugh at life and ourselves when it counted something that I miss...  
Wood, Stephen

aka Slinga

10 April 1957

CPO

AWA/UCSM

RAN

HMAS Ovens
HMAS Onslow
HMAS Otama
HMAS Otway
HMAS Orion
HMAS Collins
7 Normandy Gardens, Port Kennedy, 6172

Email

I would do it all again. I am lucky these days as I still work with submarines and love it.

 

Wood, Chris

aka Plank / Timber

Partner Natalija

7th April 1970

LSMTPSM

RAN

HMAS Otama
HMAS Orion
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
WA

Email

The time of my life, What else can I say. Now living in Perth and working in the gas industry.
I still see the odd boat now and then when I'm out way past Rottnest spearfishing and it brings back memories.
 
Wood, Paul

aka

22 November 1968

ABUCSM HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Onslow
29 Chandos Drive Berriedale Hobart 7011

Email


Hope everyone well.

Woodhams, Paul

aka Woody

Partner Kris

1 February 1965

WOAWASM

RAN

HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway

HMAS Otama
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Waller
5 Aristata Parade Aubin Grove WA 6164

Email

 
Woodstock, Ian

aka Woody

Partner Shelley

2 November 1951

CPOMESM

LEUT

RN

HMS Conqueror
HMS Dreadnought
HMS Spartan
HMS Trafalgar
HMS Vanguard
South Australia

Email

Built first 3 Collins class at ASC. Like all on these pages, great days, great mates and something you just wouldn't change.  

Young, Matt

Partner Earla

16 February 1954

 

LEUT MTSM

RAN

HMAS Onslow HMAS Otway HMAS Orion South Fremantle, WA 6162

Email

DBF  
Zwikielberg, Robert

aka BobZ

Maxine

6 January 1955
POETPSM
RAN
HMAS Oxley
HMAS Otway
HMAS Ovens
HMAS Orion
HMAS Otama
9 Balaka Gdns, Warnbro WA 6169
Email
Served in the squadron for 18 years. It was a way of life not just a job. Lots of memories some good some not so good.