HMAS
Supply
(II)

NUSHIP Supply approaches Sydney Harbour prior to arriving at her home port for the first time, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
Commanding Officer
Class
Supply Class
Type
Role
  • Fleet Oiler
  • Logistical support
  • Ammunition supply
  • Humanitarian and disaster relief
Pennant
A195
International Callsign
VKCX
Motto
Strengthen the Shield
Home Port
Builder
Navantia
Laid Down
18 November 2017
Launched
24 November 2018
Commissioned
10 April 2021
Dimensions & Displacement
Displacement
  • 19,500 tonnes
  • 9800 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
  • 8200 cubic metres of marine diesel fuel
  • 1400 cubic metres of fresh water
  • 270 tonnes of ammunition
  • 470 tonnes of provisions
  • 1450 cubic metres of JP5 jet fuel
Propulsion
Machinery
  • 2 x MAN 18V 32/40 main engines
  • 4 x MAN 7L21/31 generator sets
Armament
Helicopters 1 x helicopter
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HMAS 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.

Lead ship of the Supply Class AORs, NUSHIP Supply, is launched at the Navantia Shipyards in Ferrol, Spain.
Lead ship of the Supply Class AORs, NUSHIP Supply, is launched at the Navantia Shipyards in Ferrol, Spain.

NUSHIP Supply was laid down on 18 November 2017 and then launched at the Navantia Shipyards in Ferrol, Spain on 24 November 2018.

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

On 2 October 2020, NUSHIP Supply arrived at Fleet Base West, Western Australia for final fit out and testing activities. Ship acceptance by the Department of Defence occurred on 8 January 2021.

HMAS Supply (II) commissioned at Fleet Base East on Saturday 10 April 2021.

NUSHIP Supply arrives at her home port for the first time, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.
NUSHIP Supply arrives at her home port for the first time, at Fleet Base East, Sydney.

 

An aerial view of HMAS Supply's commissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney, New South Wales.
An aerial view of HMAS Supply's commissioning ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney, New South Wales.
HMAS Supply alongside her ceremonial homeport of Eden, New South Wales.
HMAS Supply alongside her ceremonial homeport of Eden, New South Wales.
HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea approach at sunset with HMAS Supply off the coast of Port Macquarie, NSW during her transit to Sydney from a two-month deployment throughout Northeast and Southeast Asia.
HMAS Parramatta conducts a Replenishment at Sea approach at sunset with HMAS Supply off the coast of Port Macquarie, NSW during her transit to Sydney from a two-month deployment throughout Northeast and Southeast Asia.