Monday, 11 April 2016

A big BZ to HMAS Benalla.....

We all love photos and this week Joan received the bumper crop. She managed to make enough laundry bags for the fifteen crew members of HMAS Benalla.   They reciprocated with an awesome collection of photos... enjoy!

Oh and just in case you are wondering ......

"Dhobey bag" is navy speak for laundry bag....

and I did not write the captions..... 

Love them though.

The CO in his bridge chair....

XO getting shaved, a bulldog dhobey bag for a Canterbury fan.

 Engineering sailor after rounds.

 Hyrographic Systems Operator with Ship’s crest

 Electronic Technician in his role of swimmer of the watch to recover anyone who may fall overboard.

The Cook in her galley, her cooking keeps morale high.

Hydrographic Systems Operator acting as Gunner of the Watch after keeping an eye out for sharks whilst people were in the water.

The Navigator........ slightly confused ....

The Coxswain dressed to respond to a fire or other incident.

The Ship's Technical Officer, being mechanical not electrical, his end solution is usually to whack equipment with a sledgehammer to make it work again.

The communicator standing ready at his signal lamp.

Hydrographic Systems Manager ashore doing a tide camp to measurethe tide in our survey area

What a great set of photos. Thanks muchly HMAS Benalla.   A big BZ for being the first crew from Cairns to send us a whole Blog-worth of photos! 
We appreciate it and we appreciate your service.


Till next time................keep spreading the word and happy stitching!

Jan-Maree xx


  1. Wow, thanks guys and gals...had no idea how diverse the jobs were on board....Lovely smiles :o)

  2. That is fantastic!! Well done HMAS Benalla.

  3. Interesting, informative and fun.
    Thank you all so much.
    Sandy A.

  4. Benalla c/o and crew are a class act.

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