HMAS Stalwart Open for Business

The crew of HMAS Stalwart recently achieved a major milestone in the ship’s short time in service when they successfully conducted the ship’s first replenishment at sea. HMAS Parramatta was the receiving ship. Commanding Officer of Stalwart, Commander Steve McCracken, said the evolution signaled that Stalwart was “open for business”. “There’s been a lot of hard work and training leading…

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USS Frank Cable Returns to Guam From Australia Trials

The Emory S. Land-class submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returned to its homeport of Apra Harbor, Guam, May 16, 2022. Frank Cable departed Guam on March 1 for a second patrol after turning over lead maintenance activity responsibilities with USS Emory S. Land (AS 39) in September 2021. “I’m very, very proud of our crew,” said Capt. Albert…

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Navy Welcomes Stalwart into the Fleet

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned its latest ship into service on November 13 at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia. HMAS Stalwart, the second of the Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment ships, will provide logistic replenishment to ships at sea, while also having the ability to support the Joint Force on a wider scale. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan…

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HMS Astute Makes Port Call at Perth

A Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarine will conduct a port visit to Perth, demonstrating the strong existing naval partnership between Australia and the United Kingdom. The Astute class submarine will go alongside HMAS Stirling in Rockingham, Western Australia on Friday 29 October 2021. The submarine has been part of the UK Carrier Strike Group deployment to the Indo-Pacific which had recently…

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Future HMAS Stalwart Officially Accepted

The Australian Department of Defence has signed the acceptance certificate of NUSHIP Stalwart, the second of the two Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships built by Navantia Ría de Ferrol for the Royal Australian Navy. The acceptance of NUSHIP Stalwart on August 30 follows two months’ of fit-out activities carried out at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia. Before its formal…

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HMAS Ballarat Returns from Deployment

Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Ballarat has been welcomed back to Garden Island, Western Australia after four months deployed. HMAS Ballarat assisted with the search for the Indonesian submarine KRI Nanggala 402, conducted Operation ARGOS, and participated in a range of bilateral and multilateral exercises, including Exercise Talisman Sabre 21 and Large Scale Global Exercise 21. Assistant Minister for Defence,…

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NUSHIP Stalwart Departs Ferrol for Australia

May 20, 2021 – The supply ship destined for the Royal Australian Navy NUSHIP ‘Stalwart’ has set sail this Thursday from Pier 12 of the Navantia shipyard in Ría de Ferrol to Australia, where it will arrive in Perth (Western Australia) after approximately 35 days of navigation. The ‘Stalwart’ is the second of two supply vessels (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment, AOR)…

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