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PREMIUM: Australasian tankers meet Supply and demand

21st April 2021 - 08:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch


HMAS Supply, the first AOR built by Navantia for Australia, during its commissioning in Sydney. (RAN)

Australia and New Zealand are both sporting new replenishment ships as their fleets modernise.

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) commissioned its first of two Supply-class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships on 10 April, in a ceremony at Fleet Base East in Sydney.

HMAS Supply (pennant number A195) displaces 19,500t; it had actually arrived in Garden Island, Western Australia last October after completing ...

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