Topic: HMAS Stirling

Preparing for deep sea command

Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper (photographer)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

USN Submarine Command Course 51, Prospective Commanding Officers and Instructors at HMAS Stirling, Rockingham, Western Australia.

Commanding a submarine is arguably one of the toughest jobs in the world so training for the role is justifiably challenging, preparing those who spend their days in the deep with the skills to lead their teams.

Rivalry builds relationships

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

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

HMAS Stuart takes on Armada Espanola (ESPS) Cristobal Colon in a soccer match during the Fleet Concentration Period (FCP) Sports Day held at HMAS Stirling.

Seven different sports were on the menu during a friendly competition between the Royal New Zealand Navy, Australian Navy and the Spanish Armada as part of Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER in Western Australia.

Football and food Armada-style

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

Australian and Spanish Navy Chefs come together with Chef Jarrad Powell and Apprentice Noah De Souza, from Rustico Tapas & Bar in Rockingham, for a small masterclass in the galley onboard ESPS Cristóbal Colón. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Australian and Spanish Navy Chefs come together with Chef Jarrad Powell and Apprentice Noah De Souza, from Rustico Tapas & Bar in Rockingham, for a small masterclass in the galley onboard ESPS Cristóbal Colón.

The arrival at Fleet Base West of the Spanish Armada’s ESPS Cristóbal Colón to participate in Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 2017 has provided an ideal opportunity for the showcasing of two great Spanish loves - football and food.

‘Thorough’ sailor visits Dechaineux

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Kara Wansbury (author)

Mr Robert Pitman with Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a recent visit to the submarine at HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: Unknown)

Mr Robert Pitman with Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, during a recent visit to the submarine at HMAS Stirling, WA.

Descending the ladder into a submarine was no trouble for Royal Navy veteran, 92-year old Robert Pitman, when the spritely nonagenarian visited HMAS Dechaineux alongside her home port in Western Australia recently.

Keeping it in the Navy family

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

New Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, stands with his wife Rita; father Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, left; and brother Chaplain James Sutherland, right, after a command supersession on HMAS Dechaineux at Fleet Base West. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Cooper)

New Commanding Officer HMAS Dechaineux Commander Daniel Sutherland, RAN, stands with his wife Rita; father Lieutenant Commander David Sutherland, left; and brother Chaplain James Sutherland, right, after a command supersession on HMAS Dechaineux at Fleet Base West.

They say Navy is like one big family but when it comes to three people in the west it’s more a case of a family within a family.

Stirling Families Day

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

Able Seaman Medic Shunsuke Takahashi checks the blood pressure of Ella Cordell (6) while sister Lily (8) watches closely at the ambulance display during HMAS Stirling's Families Day. (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

Able Seaman Medic Shunsuke Takahashi checks the blood pressure of Ella Cordell (6) while sister Lily (8) watches closely at the ambulance display during HMAS Stirling's Families Day.

The gates were opened to Fleet Base West on 25 January, when HMAS Stirling hosted a Families Day for its 3000 Defence and Australian Public Service personnel on Garden Island, Rockingham.

Navy embraces inclusion for capability benefit

This article has photo gallery Published on by Ms Siobhan Mitchell-Taverner (author), CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer), Mr Mark Wallace (photographer)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (centre back); with Workpower's Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lee Broomhall (centre) and Deputy Chair of the Board, Ms Sue Slaven (left); Deputy Secretary Defence People, Ms Rebecca Skinner (centre right);  the Defence Administrative Assistance Program (DAAP) participants, (L to R) Tyler, Garrick, Lynn, Andrew and Shaiq at the official launch of DAAP held at HMAS Stirling. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

The Commanding Officer of HMAS Stirling, Captain Brian Delamont, RAN, (centre back); with Workpower's Chief Executive Officer, Ms Lee Broomhall (centre) and Deputy Chair of the Board, Ms Sue Slaven (left); Deputy Secretary Defence People, Ms Rebecca Skinner (centre right); the Defence Administrative Assistance Program (DAAP) participants, (L to R) Tyler, Garrick, Lynn, Andrew and Shaiq at the official launch of DAAP held at HMAS Stirling.

In support of the International Day of People with Disability which is celebrated annually on 3 December, Navy sites will be showered in coloured light to mark the commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Significant milestone for senior submariner

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Andrew Bujdegan (author), CPOIS Damian Pawlenko (photographer)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, and Submarine Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Jodi Bonney, presents Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Submarines (CPOEWSM) Kylie Broughton her Warrant Certificate after being promoted to Warrant Officer in the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.  (photo: CPOIS Damian Pawlenko)

Commander Submarine Force, Captain Matthew Buckley, RAN, and Submarine Warrant Officer, Warrant Officer Jodi Bonney, presents Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Submarines (CPOEWSM) Kylie Broughton her Warrant Certificate after being promoted to Warrant Officer in the Submarine Training and Systems Centre at HMAS Stirling.

The submarine community has a new Warrant Officer with the promotion of Chief Petty Officer Electronic Warfare Submarine Kylie Broughton.

Sailors keep bilge keel project on track

This article has photo gallery Published on by SBLT John McClelland (author), LSIS Lee-Anne Mack (photographer)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA. (photo: LSIS Lee-Anne Mack)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Lachlan Mack marking parts for Project 1430 Bilge Keel Fabrication in the Fleet Support Unit-West, HMAS Stirling, WA.

Tucked away in Western Australia's HMAS Stirling, is a team of specialised Navy personnel creating an enviable centre of high end fabrication.

Down to the wire at Nirimba Cup

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Max Bree (author), ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez (photographer)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Nicolas Gonzalez)

Petty Officer Maritime Logistics - Supply Chain Sarah Hickling from HMAS Albatross strikes the soccer ball for a penalty shoot-out against HMAS Anzac during the finals of the Nirimba Cup soccer competition held at Randwick Barracks, Sydney.

The team from frigate, HMAS Anzac took home the Nirimba Cup following several nail-biting soccer matches and penalty shoot-outs at Randwick Barracks in Sydney in mid September.