Full Steam ahead for Royal Australian Navy Deployments

Five Royal Australian Navy ships will set sail from Australia over the next three weeks for regional presence deployments throughout the Indo-Pacific region. HMA ships Canberra, Waramunga and Supply will participate in Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2022 (RIMPAC 22), in and around the Hawaiian Islands. HMA ships Sydney and Perth, supported by HMAS Supply, will work with regional partners…

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HMAS Canberra Arrives Home

HMAS Canberra sailed back into Sydney March 29 after completing the Australian Defence Force’s ship-based support to Tonga. Canberra left Tongan waters after a farewell ceremony on March 22 for ADF, Republic of Fiji Military Forces and French Armed Forces in New Caledonia personnel in Nuku’alofa, attended by Tongan Deputy Prime Minister Poasi Tei. ADF personnel deployed on Operation Tonga…

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HMAS Adelaide & Supply Return From Operation Tonga Assist

Landing Helicopter Dock HMAS Adelaide, and HMAS Supply have returned to Australia after supporting the people of Tonga in their recovery efforts in the aftermath of January’s underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami. The ships delivered humanitarian and medical supplies, engineering equipment and supported the logistics and distribution of Australian relief in a COVID safe / contactless manner. Teams of Australian…

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HMAS Canberra Arrives in Tonga

HMAS Canberra has arrived in Tonga to relieve HMAS Adelaide on Operation Tonga Assist 2022. Canberra was guided into Nuku’alofa by Guardian-class patrol boat VOEA Ngahau Siliva with Adelaide and Supply in company. The harbour entry marked a handover of command between sister ships Adelaide and Canberra as the local ADF Joint Task Group for Operation Tonga Assist 2022, supporting…

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HMAS Supply Arrives in Tonga

Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Supply arrived in Tongan waters as part of Operation Tonga Assist 2022 on February 12. The ship’s company got down to work straightaway, conducting its first replenishment at sea (RAS) with HMAS Adelaide the same day. HMAS Supply sailor Petty Officer Boatswain Michael Hirschausen oversaw the RAS and said it’s a whole-ship evolution involving…

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HMAS Supply conducts first replenishment at sea

August 13, 2021 – HMAS Supply is one step closer to supporting Australian and partner nation ships after successfully completing the first Replenishment at Sea (RAS) for the Supply Class. HMAS Supply, the Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR), transferred fuel to HMAS Anzac off the east coast of Australia recently. Commander of the Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Mark Hammond congratulated the…

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HMAS Supply Commissions

April 10, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s operational support capability has received a significant boost with the introduction of HMAS Supply into service. HMAS Supply is the first of two new Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships. The AORs will enhance Fleet capability by extending the time a Task Group can spend at sea and the distance travelled.…

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Maiden Arrival for NUSHIP Supply in Sydney

January 15, 2021 – The Royal Australian Navy’s new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship, NUSHIP Supply, has arrived at her homeport of Sydney. NUSHIP Supply is one of two new Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships that will provide combat and logistics support to the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet, replacing HMA Ships Success and Sirius. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds…

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NUSHIP Supply Acceptance

January 8, 2021 – Defence’s contract with Spain’s Navantia S.A. has reached a major milestone with Ship Acceptance of the Royal Australian Navy’s First Supply-class vessel, NUSHIP Supply. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC was pleased to announce the formal acceptance of the Auxiliary Oilier Replenishment (AOR) ship, NUSHIP Supply from Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia S.A. “Despite the…

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