NUSHIP
Stalwart
(III)

NUSHIP Stalwart in the water in Ferrol, Spain following her launch.
Status
Under construction
Type
Role
  • Fleet Oiler
  • Ammunition supply
  • Logistical support
  • Humanitarian and disaster relief
Pennant
A304
Motto
Heart of Oak
Builder
Navantia
Laid Down
25 November 2018
Launched
30 August 2019
Launched by
Commodore Stephanie Moles
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement
  • 19,500 tonnes
  • 9,800 tonnes (full load deadweight)
Length 173.9 metres
Beam 23 metres
Draught 8 metres
Performance
Speed 20 knots (maximum)
Range 11,000 kilometres at 13 knots
Capacity
  • 1,450 cubic metres of JP5 jet fuel
  • 8,200 cubic metres of marine diesel fuel
  • 1,400 cubic metres of fresh water
  • 270 tonnes of ammunition
  • 470 tonnes of provisions
Propulsion
Machinery
  • 2 x MAN 18V 32/40 main engines
  • 4 x MAN 7L21/31 generator sets
Armament
Helicopters 1 x helicopter
News Articles
HMAS Stalwart (III) badge

NUSHIP Stalwart (III) is the second and final Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship 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 Stalwart was laid down on 25 November 2018 at the Navantia Shipyards in Ferrol, Spain.

NUSHIP Stalwart is the third Royal Australian Navy ship to bear the name after the ‘S’ class destroyer, HMAS Stalwart (I) and the single class destroyer tender, HMAS Stalwart (II).

HMAS Stalwart was launched on 30 August 2019, and is planned to enter service with the Royal Australian Navy fleet in 2022.