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HMAS Supply Launched

Postby MikeJames » 25 Nov 2018 14:33

They kept this damned quiet.

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Hi, my name is Darren Grogan and I’m the Commanding Officer Designate of HMAS SUPPLY II. SUPPLY II was launched overnight in Spain and will be one of the Royal Australian Navy’s newest and most exciting capabilities. SUPPLY II is an Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) Ship and is based on the Spanish Navy's Cantabria class AORs. SUPPLY II (and her sister ship STALWART III) will replace HMA Ships SUCCESS and SIRIUS and will be the most capable replenishment ship in RAN history. Her primary role as an AOR is to carry fuel, dry cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts to provide operational support for the deployed naval or combat forces operating far from port on the high seas for longer periods. In addition to replenishment, SUPPLY II will also be used to combat against environmental pollution at sea, provide logistics support for the armed forces, and to support humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) operations following a natural disaster.

SUPPLY II will continue the proud tradition and service of SUPPLY I, which was also built in Europe and sailed out to Australia. During her 23 years of service, SUPPLY I conducted over 3400 Replenishment At Sea (RAS) evolutions, provided support to the RNZN protest against French atmospheric nuclear testing, took part in the American bicentenary celebrations and provided much needed support in Darwin after Tropical Cyclone Tracy to name just a few of her achievements.

We are also honoured to continue the legacy of HMS SUPPLY, a 24m two masted sailing craft which arrived in Botany Bay on 18 January 1788 with the First Fleet. HMS SUPPLY was also the first ship to sail into Port Jackson, which is where SUPPLY II will be homeported. HMS SUPPLY spent four years as the only link between the Colony of Port Jackson and the outside world providing valuable supplies and stores to the people of Sydney. Interestingly our role in SUPPLY II is very similar to our ancestors 230 years ago in HMS SUPPLY.

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The launch marks the beginning of a long but very exciting journey for those lucky enough to be part of the Commissioning Crew. Over the coming months as the capability continues to grow, the crew will slowly start to form and watch the evolution from afar, waiting patiently for the ship to reach our shores. We welcome you to follow us as we make this journey and create our own history and we look forward to sharing stories with our shipmates that served in SUPPLY I as new stories are created.

Great to see her back on the water! Standby for more footage as it becomes available.

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Postby RussF172 » 25 Nov 2018 17:20

The very next day, the keel has been laid for the second ship HMAS STALWART. A coin placed on the block under the first hull module by Vice-Admiral Mike Noonan. They are pumping them out. I noticed that nothing at all was mentioned on the news last night about SUPPLY's launch.
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Postby MikeJames » 25 Nov 2018 18:32

RussF172 wrote:The very next day, the keel has been laid for the second ship HMAS STALWART. A coin placed on the block under the first hull module by Vice-Admiral Mike Noonan. They are pumping them out. I noticed that nothing at all was mentioned on the news last night about SUPPLY's launch.


They were too busy talking about the election result in Victoria.

Pre-election they were talking about a hung parliament, instead it was a one-way rout.
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Postby glenhowells » 25 Nov 2018 19:37

RAN pennant numbers should be on the bow. Is this a another change in an ever changing world.
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Postby RussF172 » 25 Nov 2018 22:38

I'm sure it will change Glen. The "A" will also go small. Will probably move to just behind the anchor positions.
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Postby MikeJames » 26 Nov 2018 04:18

That's Spanish Navy style, as seen on Cantabria

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I expect it will change.

I note the funnel block on Supply is much larger than Cantabria.

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Postby littoralcombat » 26 Nov 2018 15:49

I do like the look of them to be honest, but still not a fan of the single shaft driveline :no:

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Postby MikeJames » 26 Nov 2018 18:35

It's no different from Sirus and Supply 1, or all of our FFGs for that matter.
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Postby littoralcombat » 27 Nov 2018 00:11

Yes Mike, and all lacking redundancy just like these new Ships...............I think we have been on this subject previously.
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Postby Ahoythere » 29 Nov 2018 15:59

It's a lot cheaper not having drive line redundancy. This way they can continue giving themselves pay rises. Lets hope we do not end up in a war, I do not think it will be good for us at all.
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Postby glenhowells » 22 Apr 2020 21:07

Any news on the supply class oilers

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Postby MikeJames » 07 Aug 2020 13:07

Navantia-Built AOR vessel 'Supply' intended for Royal Australian Navy starts sea trials

05 AUGUST 2020

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia announced that NUSHIP Supply, a new AOR (Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment) vessel for the Royal Australian Navy departed from the Ferrol shipyard to start initial sea trials.

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The sea trials are set to last three days and two nights. The vessel set sails with 135 sailors onboard including shipyard and RAN personnel.

NUSHIP Supply will be heading home to Australia at the end of August. HMAS Supply was set to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy this year. It is not clear if the global health crisis delayed those plans.

The lead ship, HMAS Supply was launched at the Navantia Shipyards in Ferrol, Spain on 24 2020. Supply‘s sister ship, HMAS Stalwart, was launched by Navantia last year in August 2019. It is planned to enter service with the RAN fleet in 2022 and is currently at fitting out stage. The vessels are based on the BAC ‘Cantabria’ (A15) replenishment design of the Spanish Navy.

In addition, the contract includes participation from other Australian companies such as Raytheon, Saab Australia, Scientific Management Associates (SMA), and Baker and Provan.

Specifications:

Displacement: 19,500 tonnes
Length 173.9 metres
Beam 23 metres
Draught 8 metres

Propulsion
2 x MAN 18V 32/40 main engines
4 x MAN 7L21/31 generator sets
Speed 20 knots (maximum)
Range 6,000nm at 13 knots

Capacities
1,450 cubic metres of JP5 jet fuel
8,200 cubic metres of marine diesel fuel
1,400 cubic metres of freshwater
270 tonnes of ammunition
470 tonnes of provisions
Aircraft 1 helicopter
Accommodation for up to 122 personnel including crew
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Postby MikeJames » 12 Aug 2020 13:51

Australian Navy HMA NUSHIP Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship completes sea trials

11 AUGUST 2020

According to a Tweet released By Navantia of August 10, 2020, Australian Navy newest warship, HMA NUSHIP Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship, recently completed Sea Acceptance Trials ahead of sailing from Ferrol to Australia later this month for her Australian fit-out.

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NUSHIP Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR), recently completed Sea Acceptance Trials. (Picture source Twitter Navantia)

The new Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships will replace HMAS Success, a Durance-class multi-product replenishment oiler that previously served in the Royal Australian Navy, and HMAS Sirius, a converted civilian tanker.

NUSHIP Supply (II) is the lead ship of two Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships currently being built for the Royal Australian Navy by Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia. The Australian Supply Class ships are based on the Spanish Navy's Cantabria Class design.

The ships are intended to carry fuel, dry cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts to provide operational support for the deployed naval or combat forces operating far from the port on the high seas for longer periods.

In addition to replenishment, the vessels can be used to combat against environmental pollution at sea, provide logistics support for the armed forces, and to support humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) operations following a natural disaster.

NUSHIP Supply was laid down on 18 November 2017 and then launched at the Navantia Shipyards in Ferrol, Spain on 24 November 2018.
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Postby MikeJames » 31 Aug 2020 09:29

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The first AOR vessel for the Australian Navy departs this Wednesday from Navantia
The military ship will be completed by the branch that the public naval company has in the country bathed by the Indian and Pacific Oceans

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27 Aug 2020 - 13:14 Updated 13:17

The first AOR vessel that Navantia Ferrol is building for the Australian Navy is scheduled to leave the shipyard this Wednesday, September 2, heading for a country bathed by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, where it will be completed by the Navantia subsidiary in Australia.

The ship will sail under its own power after having completed sea trials during the first week of this month of August.

The military ship has suffered a slight delay with respect to the initially scheduled delivery date, in part due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, which has caused the slowdown of some of the tasks.
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Postby MikeJames » 04 Sep 2020 11:53

Navantia Says Goodbye to AAOR “Supply” On Her Departure to Australia

(Source: Navantia; issued Sept. 02, 2020)

(Unofficial translation by Defense-Aerospace.com)

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The future HMAS Supply, the Australian Navy’s future fleet logistic ship, has sailed from the Spanish shipyard where she was built for Australia, where she will be completed before being handed over to the customer in December. (Navantia photo)

FERROL, Spain --- Navantia celebrated today the farewell to AOR “Supply”, which left this morning from Pier 9 of the Ferrol shipyard, on her way to Australia, where she is expected to arrive in about 35 days of navigation.

Under constrained circumstances due to Covid 19, Navantia dispatched "Supply", the first of the two AOR vessels that it is building for the Royal Australian Navy under a contract signed in May 2016 with the Commonwealth of Australia.

This contract represents 1.5 million man-hours of work per vessel, as well as 35,000 hours for the manufacture and supply of the main engines, diesel generators and reduction gear, and another 35,000 for the Integrated Platform Control System. This will support, until the end of the program, about 1,800 direct and indirect employees, of which more than 330 are direct jobs, more than 530 jobs with subcontractors, and over 900 indirect jobs generated by other suppliers.

In addition, the contract also includes support for the two AOR vessels for a period of five years, and an important participation of Australian industry, which will be responsible for the installation and testing of elements of the combat and communications systems, as well as some logistics areas.

In fact, the ship will arrive at the Royal Australian Navy base in Garden Island, near Perth in Western Australia, where she will be fitted out for final delivery to the Royal Australian Navy this December.

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Postby littoralcombat » 02 Oct 2020 11:41

Nuship Supply has just arrived at HMAS Stirling, 0930hrs WA time.
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Postby MikeJames » 02 Oct 2020 17:38

Woot!

Any images?

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Postby littoralcombat » 02 Oct 2020 19:09

No pictures yet Mike, and nothing in the media, which is strange.
She was due in tomorrow actually.
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Postby MikeJames » 02 Oct 2020 23:41

Shot of her arrival.

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Postby littoralcombat » 03 Oct 2020 10:15

Here she is, safely alongside.
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Postby MikeJames » 03 Oct 2020 15:10

Thanks Nige.

I know she is about the same size as Success, but she looks smaller in the images, I think the lack of the big solid forward superstructure block does that.

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Postby rritchie71 » 03 Oct 2020 20:26

That would make a nice model...:)

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Postby MikeJames » 03 Oct 2020 21:19

Tell me about it, I'd build her, but no hull drawings and thus no hull.

She's be a long one at 174.0 m (570.9 ft)

Thus I am building Protector instead.

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Postby MikeJames » 06 Oct 2020 20:31

NUSHIP Supply has, as reported below, arrived in Western Australia

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Supply will be equipped with additional equipment while in Fremantle, including its Phalanx close-in weapons system on top of the hangar, a full military communications suite to supplement the current civilian comms gear, its two Typhoon remote weapons stations, and its SAAB-derived combat system.

She will be commissioned at Fleet Base East in Sydney in 2021, replacing the now being scrapped Success. NUSHIP Stalwart will follow Supply out from Spain next year and after fit out in WA, will likely commission at HMAS Stirling in 2022, allowing Sirius to be decommissioned and sold.

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