Future AORs named

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Future AORs named

Postby CarlLinkenbagh » 17 Nov 2017 12:04

The RAN's future AORs that will replace SUCCESS and SIRIUS are to be named SUPPLY and STALWART. Good choice.

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Re: Future AORs named

Postby MikeJames » 17 Nov 2017 17:45

Lots of history in those names.

A good call.

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Re: Future AORs named

Postby littoralcombat » 17 Nov 2017 18:56

I agree, excellent selection, I wonder what the new Submarines will be called.
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Re: Future AORs named

Postby MikeJames » 18 Nov 2017 00:17

Almost certainly they won't be called after dead admirals.

That decision, made by the then Chief of Navy, did not go down too well. After all for every person recognised with a sub named after them, at least two equally deserving do not. Then there's the fact that the majority of them are named after senior officers.

One suggestion that the Sub fraternity really liked, was to name them after types of sharks found around Australian waters.

Hammerhead
Thresher
Tiger Shark
Bronze Whaler
Great White
White Tip
Etc...

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Re: Future AORs named

Postby MichaelB » 18 Nov 2017 19:25

Given the history, Thresher might not be a good name or omen.
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Re: Future AORs named

Postby littoralcombat » 18 Nov 2017 21:39

Probably steer clear of Nurse also.
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Re: Future AORs named

Postby RussF172 » 20 Nov 2017 09:38

Hopefully they may go with the earlier subs names "O" Boats. Just have to find 6 more "O" names.

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