Royal Australian Navy commissions second Supply-class AOR

Photo: RAN/Leading Seaman Ernesto Sanchez

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) commissioned its newest auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship into service in a ceremony at Fleet Base West, Rockingham, Western Australia, on Saturday, November 13.

HMAS Stalwart, the second of the Supply-class auxiliary oiler replenishment ships, will provide logistics replenishment to ships at sea, while also having the ability to support the Joint Force on a wider scale.

The AOR is the third RAN vessel to carry the name Stalwart. As with earlier sister HMAS Supply, the third Stalwart was built by Navantia of Spain.

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