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New Royal Australian Navy support ships named

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HMAS Sirius, one of the ships to be replaced by Supply and Stalwart, conducts a dual Replenishment at Sea with HMA Ships Arunta and Stuart as they sail home to Australia across the Java Sea, after completing a North East Asia Deployment.

Minister for Defence Marise Payne has announced the names of the Royal Australian Navy’s future Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships.

The new fleet replenishment ships, being built by Navantia in Spain, will be named Supply and Stalwart.

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Supply will be the second vessel in the Royal Australian Navy to bear the name that has its origins with the armed tender ship that accompanied the First Fleet to Australia.

Stalwart is being named after two previous Australian Navy vessels, one a destroyer that served between 1920 and 1925 and the second a destroyer that served from 1968 to 1990.

The AOR vessels will replace the current HMA Ships Success and Sirius. 

The Defence Minister said great care is taken when naming vessels.

"In considering names for classes and ships, the Navy chose names with deep historical roots or names that are uniquely Australian," Minister Payne said.

"For these ships, we have been able to achieve both. Supply was instrumental in establishing the British colony and Stalwart, like the Australian Navy itself, has its origins in the Royal Navy and subsequently two Australian ships."

Minster Payne said that Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Tim Barrett will conduct the tradition of placing a coin in the ship at the keel laying at the Navantia shipyard in Ferrol, Spain.

"When these ships enter service from 2020, they will be an important part of the future fleet that the government has committed to in the 2016 Defence White Paper."

Supply will be built in two years, with full operational capability scheduled for 2022. Construction of the two ships will cost $640 million while an additional five-year sustainment contract, also signed with Navantia, amounted to $250 million. The replenishment ship upkeep works will be performed in Australia.

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