HMAS Supply (II)

Commissioned on 10 April 2021, HMAS Supply (II) is the lead of two Supply Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships built for the Royal Australian Navy by Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia.

HMAS Supply is the second Royal Australian Navy ship to bear the name after the Tide Class Fleet Tanker, HMAS Supply (I).

The Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) is a class of double-hulled ship built by Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia. The Australian ships are based on the Spanish Navy’s Cantabria Class AORs. AORs carry fuel, dry cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts to provide operational support for deployed naval or combat forces operating far from port for longer periods.

In addition to replenishment, the vessels provide logistics support for the armed forces, combat against environmental pollution at sea, and support humanitarian and disaster relief operations.


Commanding Officer Commander David Clarkson
Class Supply Class
Type Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR)
  • Fleet oiler
  • Ammunition supply
  • Logistical support
  • Humanitarian and disaster relief
Pennant 195
International callsign VKCX
Motto Strengthen the Shield 
Home port Fleet Base East 
Builder Navantia
Laid down 18 November 2017
Launched 25 November 2018
Launched by Jenny Barrett
Commissioned 10 April 2021
  • 19,500 tonnes
  • 9800 tonnes (full load deadweight)
Length 173.9 metres
Beam 23 metres
Draught 8 metres
Speed 20 knots (maximum)
Range 11,000 kilometres at 13 knots
  • 1450 cubic metres of JP5 jet fuel
  • 8200 cubic metres of marine diesel fuel
  • 1400 cubic metres of fresh water
  • 270 tonnes of ammunition
  • 470 tonnes of provisions
  • 2 x MAN 18V 32/40 main engines
  • 4 x MAN 7L21/31 generator sets
Helicopters 1 x helicopter
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Auxilliary oiler replenishment