Topic: HMAS Stirling

Submariners - Fit to Fight

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.   (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Leading Seaman Medic Submarines Jess Caslake continues with fitness training on an exercise bike while on board Collins Class Submarine, HMAS Sheean, at Fleet Base West, Western Australia.

Physical fitness plays a significant role in maintaining a force which is fit to fight, and for Navy submariners at sea maintaining this high state of readiness is now a little easier.

Governor visits Fleet Base West

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Ronnie Baltoft (photographer)

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA (centre) with Officers and staff on HMAS Sirius, alongside Fleet Base West. From left; Navigating/Operations Officer, LCDR Alicia Runde, RAN; Aide-de Camp to The Governor of WA, LEUT Peter Velterop, RAN; Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, CMDR Melanie Verho, RAN; Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of WA; Command Warrant Officer of HMAS Sirius, WO Scott Brown; Mrs Carol Buckley, the Official Secretary of Government House; and Senior Officer WA, CDRE Brett Dowsing, RANR.

As one of her last official engagements as the Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson, AC recently paid a visit to HMAS Stirling and Fleet Base West in Rockingham.

 

Lunch raises funds for cancer support

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Chefs Bob Rawlings (left) and Roger Nowell (right) from Innovation Catering with Royal Australian Navy Chefs (L-R); Able Seaman Jack Halling, Seaman Harmony Brown, Seaman Murray Jones, Seaman Alexandra Hutton and Able Seaman Sean Price at the annual Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch at Claremont Showgrounds in Western Australia. (photo: ABIS Ronnie Baltoft)

Chefs Bob Rawlings (left) and Roger Nowell (right) from Innovation Catering with Royal Australian Navy Chefs (L-R); Able Seaman Jack Halling, Seaman Harmony Brown, Seaman Murray Jones, Seaman Alexandra Hutton and Able Seaman Sean Price at the annual Breast Cancer Care WA Long Table Lunch at Claremont Showgrounds in Western Australia.

For the 10th year running, HMAS Stirling was again a major participant in Breast Cancer Care WA’s (BCCWA) annual Long Table Lunch.

Navy commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fire on board former HMAS Westralia

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Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Crew from HMAS Sirius are formed during the HMAS Westralia Fire 20th Year Anniversary Memorial Service on the HMAS Stirling Quarterdeck in honour of the tragedy that claimed the lives of four crew members: Midshipman Megan Pelly, Petty Officer Shaun Smith, Leading Seaman Bradley Meek, and Able Seaman Philip Carroll.

A commemoration has been held at HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to remember the four lives that were lost 20 years ago in a fire on board the former supply vessel HMAS Westralia.

 

Stirling tour just the ticket

Published on by LEUT Gary McHugh (author), ABIS Christopher Szumlanski (author)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander welcome the winners of the Royal Flying Doctors VIP Auction before conducting a personal VIP tour of HMAS Stirling. (L-R) Craig Peters, Peter Blackburn, Rhys Edwards, Mark McKay, Hans Versteeg, Alan Quartermaine, John Farrell and Allan Knox. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont and Able Seaman Electronic Warfare Submarines Brittany Alexander welcome the winners of the Royal Flying Doctors VIP Auction before conducting a personal VIP tour of HMAS Stirling. (L-R) Craig Peters, Peter Blackburn, Rhys Edwards, Mark McKay, Hans Versteeg, Alan Quartermaine, John Farrell and Allan Knox.

HMAS Stirling turned on the VIP treatment recently as part of the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s annual fundraising event, Altitude.

Submarine Training and Systems Centre celebrates 25 years

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

Director Training Authority Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, and the youngest member of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, cut a commemorative cake with four of the original staff members at a morning tea for the 25th Anniversary of the opening of STSC at HMAS Stirling. From left: Mr Des Byrne, Mr Brian Graves, Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, Director Training Authority-Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, Ms Wendy Jackson and Mr Daryl McIntyre. (photo: LSIS Richard Cordell)

Director Training Authority Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, and the youngest member of the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, cut a commemorative cake with four of the original staff members at a morning tea for the 25th Anniversary of the opening of STSC at HMAS Stirling. From left: Mr Des Byrne, Mr Brian Graves, Seaman Electronic Warfare Kale Vassallo, Director Training Authority-Submarines, Commander Dylan Findlater, RAN, Ms Wendy Jackson and Mr Daryl McIntyre.

Staff and special guests have joined together at the Submarine Training and Systems Centre (STSC), HMAS Stirling, Western Australia to celebrate 25 years of delivering training to the Submarine Force.

 

Former oiler’s lifeboat restored to former glory

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The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II). (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

The dedicated team of Fleet Support Unit-West Marine Technicians and Boatswains Mates tasked with restoring the life raft of the decommissioned HMAS Westralia (II).

Almost 12 years after decommissioning, part of the former HMAS Westralia (II) will find a permanent home outside the HMAS Stirling Naval Historical Display.

 

New award for submariner

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The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The 2017 inaugural Kevan Marengo Shield is presented to Able Seaman Marine Technician-Submarines Brad Dormer by Submarine Force Staff Officer Engineering, Commander Daniel Leraye, RAN; the Submarines Association Australia, WA (SAA-WA) President, Mr Terry Baker; and Secretary of the SAA-WA, Mr Terry Rowell, at the RAN School of Ship's Safety and Survivability on HMAS Stirling.

A junior sailor of HMAS Dechaineux has been honoured with a new award to recognise excellence among submariners.

 

Navy veteran calls time on 38 year career

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Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presented Chief Petty Officer Clark with the Gold Discharge Medallion after 38 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy. (photo: ABIS Christopher Szumlanski)

Commanding Officer HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, presented Chief Petty Officer Clark with the Gold Discharge Medallion after 38 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy.

Chief Petty Officer Communications Information Systems Alan “Nobby” Clark has closed the door on his illustrious 38-year Permanent Navy career. A familiar face to anyone who has spent time at HMAS Stirling and in ships based at Fleet Base West, Chief Clark will still occasionally be around the base in a Reserve capacity.

 

Navy’s contribution to blood stocks recognised

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Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge. (photo: Unknown)

Representing Navy at the Annual Red Cross Awards were (L-R) LSSCO Scott Harding, CPOML-S Toni Ralph, LCDR David Sutherland, POMTSM Ryan Wilson and POML-SSM Fiona Judge.

A senior sailor from HMAS Stirling was recently recognised for her efforts in helping make Navy one of the major blood donators on the west coast.