NUSHIP Supply enters home port
The Royal Australian Navy’s new auxiliary oiler replenishment ship NUSHIP Supply has arrived at its homeport in Sydney Harbour.
CAPTION: Commanding Officer of NUSHIP Supply, Captain Ben Hissink welcomes his ship to her home port, at Fleet Base East, Sydney. Photo by Leading Seaman Nadav Harel.
NUSHIP Supply is one of two new auxiliary oiler replenishment ships that will provide combat and logistics support to the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet, replacing HMA Ships Success and Sirius.
The Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment ships will carry fuel, dry cargo, water, food, ammunition, equipment and spare parts to provide operational support to deployed naval or combat forces for long periods.
Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds said Supply would provide enhanced logistics to the Navy for decades to come.
“The arrival of Supply into Sydney Harbour today marks the beginning of a new capability for the Royal Australian Navy, one that will extend the endurance and operational range of Australia’s entire naval fleet,” Minister Reynolds said.
“This is the second ship of the Royal Australian Navy to carry the name Supply.
“The first HMAS Supply has a long list of achievements and honours, including providing disaster relief in north Australia following Cyclone Tracy in 1970.
“The two new Supply-class ships are part of the largest regeneration of the Navy since the Second World War through our up to $183 billion Naval Shipbuilding Plan.”
Supply is expected to commission into the Royal Australian Navy in April.
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So a Purple Heart for the ADF. What a load of Bollocks! You did f all after Vietnam for thirty years, then you go to Timor and sort out a few natives and come back with a chestful of worthless gongs. You ditch all of the Imperial awards for bling that looks like something a tinpot South American dictator would wear and then choose to keep the most auspicious decoration of all in the Victoria Cross. Combat ready badge, unit citations, Might as well put U.S. on you collars.