Topic: Supply Class (AOR)

Future fleet oilers named

Published on by Department of Defence (author), Unknown (photographer)

HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.
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HMAS Parramatta (left) and SPS Cantabria (right) conducting a replenishment in the Timor Sea in 2013. The Navantia design for the two ships is based on the design of the Cantabria class.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future support ships.

 

Navantia to build replenishment ships

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr James McPherson (author), ABIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

HMAS Sirius conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment.

A contract was signed with Spanish shipbuilding company, Navantia, last week to build Australia’s two replacement replenishment ships, with the first to be delivered by 2021.