Future HMAS Supply Launched at Ferrol

November 23, 2018 (Google Translation) – Navantia has launched today the ship “Nuship Supply” first of the two AOR ships that Navantia is building for the Royal Australian Navy, according to the contract signed in May 2016. The ceremony took place at the Ferrol shipyard at 4:15 p.m., coinciding with the high tide and was attended by Jenny Barrett, as the ship’s godmother, as well as the president of Navantia, Susana de Sarriá; the Ambassador of Australia in Spain, Julie-Ann Guivarra and the Australian AJEMA, Vice Admiral MJ Noonan. The…

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Australia Announces New AOR Names

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future support ships. The new fleet replenishment ships will be named Supply and Stalwart. Supply will be the second vessel in the Royal Australian Navy to bear the name that has its origins with the armed tender ship that accompanied the First Fleet to Australia. Stalwart is being named after two previous Australian Navy vessels, one a destroyer that served between 1920 and 1925 and the second destroyer tender served from 1968 to…

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