Topic: HMAS Stirling

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.

Community strengthened by recognition

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

The Yonga Boys perform a Yonga (Kangaroo) dance at the NAIDOC Week welcome exhibition held at the Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham, WA. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

The Yonga Boys perform a Yonga (Kangaroo) dance at the NAIDOC Week welcome exhibition held at the Gary Holland Centre, Rockingham, WA.

Navy and Army joined forces with the City of Rockingham to celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Gary Holland Community Centre near HMAS Stirling.

Mental resilience key to boxing success

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

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Marine Technician Submarines Joshua Day displays his Muay Thai boxing championship title belt and trophies in the HMAS Stirling Gymnasium.

One submariner is taking Navy’s mission to fight and win literally by spending his off-watch time training for his other passion, Muay Thai boxing.

Port Services key to capability

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

Personnel from Fleet Base West Port Services stand at the ready as Guided Missile Frigate, Indian Naval Ship Shivalik, comes alongside the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia, as a part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

From patrol boats to amphibious assault ships, the Port Services team in HMAS Stirling tackle the challenges of busy wharves around Western Australia. 

Executive weekend shows the importance of Reserve

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

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Warrant Officer Mark Karslake shows participants in Exercise Executive Stretch how to use a fire hose at the RAN School of Survivability and Ship Safety at HMAS Stirling.

Employers of Navy Reservists participating in Exercise Executive Stretch - held at HMAS Stirling - have learned first-hand about their Defence staff’s invaluable skills.

Firefighting skills shared

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

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia. (photo: ABIS James McDougall)

Fire-fighters from the Welshpool Fire Station and the staff of the School of Survivability and Ship Safety, during the fire-fighter's training visit to HMAS Stirling, Western Australia.

Navy and civilian fire-fighters in Western Australia have joined forces in an effort to share skills and experiences for increased capability.

Navies exchange goals during sports day

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Will Singer (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

The Royal Australian Navy and Indian Navy participating in a beach volleyball game at the HMAS Stirling Sporting Field as part of Exercise AUSINDEX 2017.

Australians and Indians often bond over cricket, so sport was a natural addition to the program of the recent exercise between the navies of the two nations.