Topic: HMAS Stirling

From bells to baptism for Navy’s chaplaincy

This article has photo gallery Published on by Leading Seaman Lee-Anne Cooper (author and photographer)

As a baby, Damon Jackson was baptised at the HMAS Stirling Chapel in 1997 by Chaplain Robert Graue. The two are now both posted to HMAS Stirling 20 years on and caught up at the Chapel of St Paul at HMAS Stirling to reflect on their past history. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

As a baby, Damon Jackson was baptised at the HMAS Stirling Chapel in 1997 by Chaplain Robert Graue. The two are now both posted to HMAS Stirling 20 years on and caught up at the Chapel of St Paul at HMAS Stirling to reflect on their past history.

The odds of performing a wedding ceremony for a young Navy couple, baptising their son and then sitting next to him to reflect the events 20 years later, is extremely slim, but the Navy is one big family and stranger things have happened.

Donating blood – a powerful gift

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.  (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, and Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, RAN, with (L-R) Ms Susan Mungwana, Ms Daniela Niv, and Ms Gina Tracy from the Australian Red Cross Blood Service at the Chaplain's BBQ and Australian Red Cross Blood Drive information session held at the Off Watch Centre, HMAS Stirling.

HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia, used the aroma from a sausage sizzle to lure potential blood donors to the local launch of the 2017 Defence Blood Challenge.

Spray booth gets new life

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy.

It was a case of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ when HMAS Stirling’s Fleet Support Unit West, commissioned a spray booth and oven from the Royal Australian Air Force, saving Defence thousands of dollars in replacement costs.

Joint logistics integral to submarine capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.  (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

The staff from Fleet Logistics Support Element Submarines, HMAS Stirling, gathers after loading stores on board a RAAF C-17A Globemaster III at RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia.

It takes a special logistical effort across the Defence organisation to keep submarines fully equipped to sustain a peak state of capability and operational readiness.

No gaps in Gap Year

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Helen Frank (author and photographer)

Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program. (photo: LSIS Helen Frank)

Navy Gap Year participant Seaman Emily Wood onboard HMAS Canberra for the sea phase of the 12 month gap year program.

Only six months after joining the Navy, Seaman Emily Wood has found herself on the ship bearing the name of her home town. After joining the Navy Gap Year program from the national capital in January she was recently given the opportunity to complete three weeks at sea onboard HMAS Canberra.

Bags of appreciation for seamless sailors

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Comet Bay College year 11 and 12 Creative Class with sailors from HMAS Stuart, after presenting them with HERO bags while the ship is alongside at Fleet Base West.

A group of 12 students from Comet Bay College in Secret Harbour, Western Australia, have presented hand-made laundry bags to sailors at local base, HMAS Stirling as a token of appreciation for their service.

Silent service remembers sailors lost at sea

Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Serving and ex-serving members and the general public gathered at the Rockingham Naval Memorial Park for the 30th anniversary of the loss of Able Seaman Underwater Controller Submarines Hugh Markcrow and Seaman Underwater Controller Damien Humphreys whom were both lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

A squally Careening Bay bounded past and present members of the Navy family, who stood shoulder-to-shoulder to mark the 30th anniversary of the loss of two Australian submariners lost at sea whilst serving in HMAS Otama.

Navy Frigate returns after nine months at sea

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence Media Release (author), LSIS Brad Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Arunta's crew lines the deck in 'Procedure Alpha' as the ship returns to her home port of Fleet Base West, Rockingham after completing a nine-month deployment to Operation MANITOU.

HMAS Arunta has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, after completing the longest Middle Eastern deployment of an Australian Navy vessel since the first Gulf War.

Policing the force in support of the mission

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

The first Able Seaman Naval Police Coxswain (ABNPC) at HMAS Stirling, ABNPC Nichole Stephenson, uses a radar gun to check the speed of vehicles coming on to the base. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The first Able Seaman Naval Police Coxswain (ABNPC) at HMAS Stirling, ABNPC Nichole Stephenson, uses a radar gun to check the speed of vehicles coming on to the base.

As part of a recruitment initiative to broaden the Naval Police workforce, Navy members will now be seeing Able Seamen on the beat.

Navy experiences assist career choices

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer), ABIS James McDougall (photographer)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Ships Warrant Officer Dale Young talks to students in the Defence Work Experience Program on the bridge of HMAS Sirius during a three day visit to HMAS Stirling.

When Australian students contemplate their future careers, many have had little hands-on experience with the choices available, so for a group of Western Australian youngsters, the chance to try Navy on for size was a very real decision-making tool.