NUSHIP
Stalwart
(III)

Auxiliary Oiler Replenisher NUSHIP Stalwart prepares to berth at Fleet Base West in Western Australia for the first time.
Status
Under construction
Class
Supply Class
Type
Role
  • Fleet Oiler
  • Ammunition supply
  • Logistical support
  • Humanitarian and disaster relief
Pennant
A304
International Callsign
VKCU
Motto
Heart of Oak
Home Port
Builder
Navantia
Laid Down
25 November 2018
Launched
30 August 2019
Launched by
Commodore Stephanie Moles
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
  • 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
Propulsion
Machinery
  • 2 x MAN 18V 32/40 main engines
  • 4 x MAN 7L21/31 generator sets
Armament
Helicopters 1 x helicopter
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.

Royal Australian Navy Auxilliary ship, NUSHIP Stalwart launches in Ferrol, Spain.
Royal Australian Navy Auxilliary ship, NUSHIP Stalwart launches in Ferrol, Spain.

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 late 2021.

Auxiliary Oiler Replenisher NUSHIP Stalwart arrives at Fleet Base West in Western Australia for the first time.
Auxiliary Oiler Replenisher NUSHIP Stalwart arrives at Fleet Base West in Western Australia for the first time.
The crew of NUSHIP Stalwart gather in front of their ship for the first time alongside Navantia crew on the ship's bridge at Fleet Base West in Western Australia.
The crew of NUSHIP Stalwart gather in front of their ship for the first time alongside Navantia crew on the ship's bridge at Fleet Base West in Western Australia.