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In memory of Australian Submariners on


Eternal Patrol - Lest We Forget



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"CPOCOXSM Richard 'Slug' Lewin 

LSROSM Alan Johnstone

ABSTDSM Kathleen Holloway c

LSMTPSM Ray Colbert

LSMTPSM Ross 'Sexy' Cameron

LSUWSM Blake 'Bruce' Mitchell

​ABROSM (PONPC) Michael Pool

 ABMEDSM Dennis Wigg

ABMTSM Jason Matthews

LEUT Fred Lawrence RAN (Rtd)

WOETPSM Rod Baker OAM

LEUTSM Christopher Brooker c

LSMTSM Peter Hagsten c

LCDR David Barnes RAN c

CPOMTP4SM Kevan Marengo

LSRPSM Les Benson

CPOETPSM R 'Bob' Bobilak

LSSTDSM David 'Pony' Moore

CMDR AHE 'Henry' Cook RAN (Rtd)

LSMTSM Peter Hagsten

CPOMTSM Mark (Blu) Lydiard

ABMTPSM CW Watts

POUCSM Leslie Clarkson

ABUCSM Ian McCormack

LSCKSM Michael McCall

CERADSM M 'Jock' Campbell

WOUCSM Bill Hosie

CMDR Tony Hughes AM, RAN

AB Sonar Harry Churchill  

ABCKSM Dick Hawthorn

​ABEMSM Daniel O'Brien

LSROSM Kim Allen

CAPT Barry Nobes RAN 

ERAD1SM Bill Harding

PORPSM James Hutchison

LSRPSM Ian Hoff (Hoof)

LSETPSM AJ 'Afro' Phelan

POUWSM Trevor Lewis

CAPT G Hunt DSO* DSC* RN (Rtd)

CPOETSM Brian Birch

CERADSM Eric Armstrong

CPOMTPSM Douglas Elliott

WORSSM Brian Coultas BEM

CPOMTP3SM Ken Warden

POUWSM ER Holland

CPOERA AA 'Jock' Campbell

PORESM John 'Tid' Currie

LEUT Romeo Carinci RAN

WOETCSM Paul Green

LSTDSM BJ 'Brian'Smith

ABUWSM William Needham

CPOEWASM G White

CPOETCSM Robert Hibberd 

CPORSSM Ray Sylvester   

WOMTSM Shaun Haggerty

ABMTPSM HUJ 'Heimo' Rinne

CPOCOXNSM Allan Henry

WOCOXNSM Matt Southall

LCDR SMNSM ME Cordner

POEWRSM Peter Vidler

ABUCSM John Hughes

ABETSM Terry Cain

CMDRSM Peter Earlam RAN

LSMTSM R Ross

POMTSM John Laver

LCDR Harry Dadswell

CPOMTPSM Robert Marsland

POETSM W Eastwell

POUWSM S Addison

WOMTPSM Peter Ollington

LSRPSM DJ Rankin

CPOTMPSM Daryl Whitford

CMDR Phil Hudson RAN

LSETPSM S O'Donohue

WORSSM Reg Foden OAM

WOETSM Robert Ruse OAM

ABMT(SMU) R Lamothe

POCKSM SR Christie

LCDR G Gellie RANVR

LSMTSM G Gulliver

LSETSM CT Pember

CMDR PJS Usher

ABMTPSM MA Bitter

CPOUWSM AG Wooton

CPOCOXN CM Carroll

CPOMTPSM Max Sinclair

LSCKSM R Broughton

LSCKSM JJ Gilchrist

POUWSM PC 'Peter' Smith

EMPSM Dave Luck

WOEWSM WFJ Wells

WOUCSM Charles Cousins

PORSSM SK Booth

WOETPSM TJ Henry

ABMTPSM AC Lohmann

LSMTPSM JW Palmer

WOETCSM RE Barlow

LCDR C Gorey

ABUWSM Chris Passlow

POMTP3*SM Fred Peters

ABETPSM Miles

POCKSM Barry Gilshennen

POMTSM M Howard

CPOMTPSM JG Loermans

POUWSM PG Morris

LCDR S LeFlay RAN

LEMPSM P Stock

CPOETSSM Haggerty

LSRPSM Matherson

POMTDSM Michael Corran

CMDR Peter Foster CSM RAN

LSMTPSM Andrew Johnstone

LSMTPSM Jamie Pearce

Navy Chapel, Garden Island NSW

Photo by CPOPHOT Cameron Martin

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THE SUBMARINER’S PRAYER

O Father, Hear our prayer to thee
For your humble servants
Beneath the sea

In the depths of oceans, as oft they stray
So far from night, so far from day
We would ask your guiding light to glow
To make their journey safe below

Please oft times grant them patient mind
Then ‘ere the darkness won’t them blind
They seek thy protection from the deep
Please grant them peace when ‘ere they sleep

Of their homes and loved ones far away
We ask you care for them each day
Until they surface once again
To drink the air and feel the rain

We ask your guiding hand to show
A safe progression sure and slow.
Dear Lord, please hear our prayer to thee,
For your humble servants
Beneath the sea.


Amen

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Graphic by Mario Cicivelli  - Defence Publishing Services

The Naval Ode

They have no grave but the cruel sea,
No flowers lay at their head.
A rusting hulk is their tombstone,
Afast on the ocean bed.
They shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning.......
We shall remember them.

" Lest we Forget "


Eternal Father – The "Navy Hymn"

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, 
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! 

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! 

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour; 
From rock and tempest, fire and foe, 
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.
And grant eternal life on high!


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The "Navy Hymn" is Eternal Father, Strong to Save. The original words were written as a poem in 1860 by William Whiting of Winchester, England, for a student who was about to sail for the United States. The melody, published in 1861, was composed by fellow Englishman, Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, an Episcopalian clergyman.  The hymn, found in most hymnals, is known as the "Navy hymn".

Eternal Father was the favorite hymn of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and was sung at his funeral in Hyde Park, New York, in April 1945. It was also played by the Navy Band in 1963 as President John F. Kennedy's body was carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to lie in state. Roosevelt had served as Secretary of the Navy and Kennedy was a PT boat commander in World War II.

                               

Footprints in the sand


One night I had a dream. I was walking along the beach with the lord, and across the sky flashed scenes from my life. In each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one was mine and one was the Lord's.

When the last scene of my life appeared before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand. To my surprise I noticed that many times along the path of my life there were only one set of footprints. I noticed that it was at my lowest and saddest times in my life.

I asked the Lord about it: "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way, and yet I notice that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I do not understand why you left my side when I needed you most".

The Lord replied "My precious child, I never left you during your times of need. Where you see only one set of footprints I was carrying you."
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c denotes Collins Class
"We have lost a lot of brothers of late. Being a little bit of a muso, I put together this little video as a tribute for our fallen brothers." 

Jay Rouse
CPORSSM Colin Ware

​LSMEDSM Edwin Horridge

​WOMTP4SM Robert Bundy

​LSMTSM Jason 'Willie' Nelson

​LEUT Mike Shepherd RAN (Rtd)

CPOCOXNSM Colin White

ABUWSM Ken Horn

ABMTSM Adrian Luff

CMDR PD Johnstone-Hall AM, RAN (Rtd)

CPORSSM Doug Manners

CPOMTPSM Frederick Bax

CPOETSSM Paul Mangan c

CDRE Bryan Cleary RAN (Rtd) 

WOCOXNSM 'Max' Hardy

WOCOXNSM John Curtain

LSETSM James Robinson

ABETCSM Allan Tillbury

ABROSM Garry Bennett

CPOCOXNSM J 'Rip' Mahoney

CPOETSM Paul Manmgan

CPOMTPSM Mervyn Kidd

CPOMTP5SM Peter Clark

POSNSM Ross Tuckett

CPOMTPSM Tom Duncan

LSUCSM David Wilkinson

LSROSM Fred White

ABSTDSM Bill Van Berk

LCDR RJ 'Bob' Sykes RAN

CPORSSM Peter Adams

WONPCSM Len Meakins

CPOSM JR 'John' Hodgen

CPOCOXNSM Lyall Muir

ABROSM Sean Nicholls

LCDR AW 'Tony' Harris RAN

WOUCSM Ken Robinson

CPOCXNSM Norm Henwood

LEUT PG Evatt DSC RANVR

WOCOXNSM Jim Redwood  

WOCOXNSM Ken 'Biff' Mills

LCDR Max Shean DSO RANVR

POMTSM Peter Passmore

LROSM Steve Stenton

POUWSM Robert Wilson

POMTPSM Phil Edwards

CPOAWSM Robin Piggot

CPORSSM Dennis Money

LCDRSM CE Turner

LEMWRSM P Norris

LSETPSM H Black

CMDR Gordon Dalrymple RAN

ABUCSM I Hitchings

CMDR Dave Allen RAN

POMTSM Robert Stafford

LCDR D Wilson DSC RANVR (Rtd) 

POMTSM Ken Morgan

LCDR M Pearce RAN

POUCSM Noel Felsch

ABRO(SMU) Starling

CPORSSM GA O'Keefe

LSETSSM T Hughes

CPOUCSM PW Vine

LSROSM Jim Dansey

LEUT John (JJ) Melton, RAN

LSROSM P Locke 

CPOCOXSM J Mullins

ABEWSM D Bingemann

ABETPSM P Harwood

ABUCSM TJ Spencer

CMESM Harry Carey

LSUCSM T Spence

WOCOXSM Ron Budd

ABMTPSM M Kerr

CPOMEDSM WJ Clarke

CPOSAW Barry Olsen

ABUCSM D Gannon

POMTPSM Chris Wright

ABUWSM P Shaddock

CPOMTPSM Eric Armstrong

ABUCSM H Markcrow

ABUC (SMU) Humphrys

LSMTPSM Kupsch

LSMTPSM Robert Broderick

WOMTPSM R Cook

POETPSM B Parker

POMTSM J Baker

ABMTPSM A 'Tom' Laurensen

LSCKSM EP 'Gene' Mudry

LSROSM B Jones

LMEDSM JW Kay

PORSSM D Kakoschke

LSETS4SM Terry Weatherall

LEUT R Kirton

CPOMTPSM R Slapp

LEUT ML Haeburn-Little

LSMTP RSM Ruskin

CPORSSM T Williams

CPOMTP3*SM KJ Peterson

LSUCSM A Materson

LSRPSM P Uglow

ABUCSM Lee Yates

LCDR CE 'Clive' Taylor RANVR

POMTPSM AJ Barret

WOMTPSM N.T. 'Bungy' Williams

CSAWSM Jim McCarthy

WOMTPSM R.S. James

CPOETPSM J.R. Downie

LCDR Donald James Parker Watson RAN (Ret'd)

CPOMTPSM J. 'Big Connie' Francis

LSETP3SM Robin 'Dixie' Ford.

CMDR SDSU W. L. G. "TUG" WILSON OAM MBE RAN (Retd)

LSAWASM Dwayne Ingles