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Australian Navy Submarines Dechaineux, Sheean and Waller sailed in formation from Fleet Base West HMAS Stirling [772×960]


Royal Australian Navy Collins Class Submarine.The first Collins Class submarine, HMAS Collins, was commissioned in July 1996. The sixth and last of the Collins Class, HMAS Rankin, was commissioned in March 2003. The Collins Class was designed with a theoretical platform life of 28 years, which provides for an on paper indicative service life for the fleet of 2024 to 2031.