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New Replenishment Tanker Started Sea Trials

New Replenishment Tanker Started Sea Trials 6 August, 2020

Fleet replenishment tankers are a strategic power multiplier in terms of their command and control capabilities and extending the task endurance of fleets by eliminating the requirement for return to the port.

NUSHIP Supply (A 195), whose construction and refitting activities have been completed in Ferrol Shipyard by the main contractor of Spanish Navantia, has started sea trials. Built for the Royal Australian Navy (Royal Australian Navy / RAN), the platform will be tested for three days and two nights in the first phase. Although the platform, which is set sail by RAN and shipyard personnel with 135 people, is planned to leave for Australia at the end of this month, the date of its commissioning is not yet finalized due to the health crisis in the world.

The construction work of NUSHIP Stalwart, which is the second of the Supply class ships developed on the design of the BAC Cantabria (A 15) that operates in the inventory of the Spanish Navy, continues at full speed. The platforms built within the scope of the project, in which many companies from Australia participate, will be 173 meters long and 23 meters wide. Platforms have 19,500 tons full displacement will be able to carry 1,450 cubic metres JP5 jet fuel, 8,200 cubic metres F34 diesel, 1,400 cubic metres freshwater, 270 tons ammunition, 470 tons food and provisions. It was announced that the ships, which are powered by two MAN 18V 32/40 main engines and four MAN 7L21 / 31 generator sets, can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots/hour. Supply class fleet replenishment tankers have an economic speed of 13 knots per hour and 6,000 nautical miles operational capacity.

NUSHIP Supply (A 195) was laid down on November 18, 2017, and launched on November 24, 2018.

New Replenishment Tanker Started Sea Trials

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