List of Defence Maritime Services vessels

This is a list of vessels operated by the Australian company Defence Maritime Services (DMS). All vessels provide support to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under contracts between the RAN and DMS.

Seahorse Mercator
The DMS training craft Seahorse Mercator

Auxiliaries

General-purpose tenders[1]

Navigational training ship[2]

Submarine rescue and escape ships[3]

  • Besant
  • Stoker (fitting out, in service January 2016)

Yard and service craft

60-ton flat-top lighters[2]

  • FTL 60101
  • FTL 60102
  • FTL 60103
  • FTL 60104
  • FTL 60105
  • FTL 60107
  • FTL 60108
  • FTL 60109
  • FTL 60110
  • FTL 60111
  • FTL 60112
  • FTL 60113
  • FTL 60114
  • FTL 60115
  • FTL 60116
  • FTL 60117
  • FTL 60118
  • FTL 60119
  • FTL 60120
  • FTL 60121

Southerly 65 class diving tenders[2]

  • 2001 Dugong
  • Seal
  • 2004 Shark

Miscellaneous concrete ammunition lighters[2]

  • CAL 209
  • CAL 5012
  • CAL 10011
  • CAL 10012
  • CAL 10013
  • CAL 10014

Wattle class crane stores lighters[2]

Crane stores lighter Boronia at FBE in September 2012
CSL 02 Boronia in September 2012
  • CSL 01 Wattle
  • CSL 02 Boronia
  • CSL 03 Telopea

Steber 43 naval general purpose workboats[4]

  • NGPWB 01 Patonga
  • NGPWB 02
  • NGPWB 03
  • NGPWB 04 Sea Dragon
  • NGPWB 05
  • NGPWB 06
  • NGPWB 07
  • NGPWB 08
  • NGPWB 09 Sea Witch
  • NGPWB 10

Noosacat 930 harbour personnel boats[4]

  • 0901
  • 0902
  • 0903
  • 0904

Riviera class VIP launch[4]

  • 38103 Tresco II

Admiral's barge[4]

  • AB 1201 Green Parrot

Shark Cat 800 harbour personnel boats[4]

  • 0801
  • 0802
  • 0803
  • 0805

Naval work boats[4]

  • NWB 1230
  • NWB 1260
  • NWB 1281 Otter
  • NWB 1282 Walrus
  • NWB 1285 Grampus
  • NWB 1286 Dolphin
  • NWB 1287
  • NWB 1288
  • NWB 1289
  • NWB 1290
  • NWB 1291
  • NWB 1292 Turtle

Halvorsen-design workboat[5]

  • AWB 4011

40-foot Mk 1 and 1963-design workboats[5]

  • AWB 404
  • AWB 421
  • AWB 423
  • AWB 424
  • AWB 436
  • AWB 440
  • AWB 1658
  • AWB 4006
  • AWB 4007

AWB Mod. II workboat[5]

  • 4010

AWB short and long group cabin workboats[5]

  • Amethyst
  • 4002

7.2 metre rigid-hulled inflatable boats[5]

  • 27 RHIBS, numbered 0701 through 0727

Radio controlled surface targets[5]

  • RCST 06
  • RCST 07
  • RCST 08
  • RCST 09
  • RCST 10
  • RCST 11

Wallaby-class water and fuel lighters[5]

DMS lighter Feb08
Wyulda in February 2008
  • Wallaby
  • Wombat
  • Warrigal
  • Wyulda

Torpedo recovery craft[6]

Compact tug

  • Tancred - Damen ASD Tug 2310

Tug/workboat

  • Wattle - Damen Stan Tug 1606

Coastal tugs[6]

  • 2601 Tammar
  • Seahorse Quenda
  • Seahorse Chuditch
  • Elwing - Damen Standard built ASD 2411
  • Waree - Damen Standard built ASD 2411

Medium harbour tug[6]

  • 1801 Quokka

Bronzewing-class harbour tug[7]

  • Bronzewing
  • Currawong
  • Mollymawk

Training craft

Sail training craft[7]

  • 850576 Salthorse

Swarbrick III class small training yachts[7]

  • STY 3807 Alexander of Cresswell
  • STY 3808 Friendship of Leeuwin
  • STY 3809 Lady Peryhyn of Nirimba
  • STY 3810 Charlotte of Cerberus
  • STY 3811 Scarborough of Cerberus

Tasar sail dinghies[7]

  • 63 vessels, numbered between 1925 and 2546

ASI 315 class navigation and seamanship training craft[7]

Notes

  1. ^ Wertheim (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. p. 28.
  2. ^ a b c d e Wertheim (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. p. 29.
  3. ^ Burton, Guy (16 July 2015). "Submarine search and rescue capability boosted". Navy Daily. Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Wertheim (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. p. 30.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Wertheim (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. p. 31.
  6. ^ a b c Wertheim (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. p. 32.
  7. ^ a b c d e Wertheim (2007). The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World. p. 33.

References

DMS Maritime

DMS Maritime, formerly Defence Maritime Services, is an Australian company providing port services to the Australian Defence Force and Australian Customs Service National Marine Unit. DMS was founded in 1997 and currently operates 8 oceangoing vessels and over 100 harbour craft and has around 350 staff. The services DMS is contracted to provide to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) include operating tug boats and lighters at RAN bases, training members of the RAN, and maintaining the RAN warships.

List of active Royal Australian Navy ships

The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) fleet is made up of 50 commissioned warships as of October 2018.

The main strength is the ten frigates and two destroyers of the surface combatant force: eight Anzac class frigates, two Adelaide class frigates, and two Hobart class destroyers. Six Collins-class boats make up the submarine service, although due to the maintenance cycle not all submarines are active at any time. The issues have now been fixed and five submarines are available for service. Amphibious warfare assets include two Canberra-class landing helicopter dock ships and the landing ship HMAS Choules. Thirteen Armidale-class patrol boats perform coastal and economic exclusion zone patrols, and four Huon-class vessels are used for minehunting and clearance (another two are commissioned but in reserve since October 2011). Replenishment at sea is provided by the Sirius, while the two Leeuwin-class and four Paluma-class vessels perform survey and charting duties.

In addition to the commissioned warships, the RAN operates the sail training ship Young Endeavour and two Cape-class patrol boats acquired from the Australian Border Force. Other auxiliaries and small craft are not operated by the RAN, but by DMS Maritime, who are contracted to provide support services.The lion's share of the RAN fleet is divided between Fleet Base East (HMAS Kuttabul, in Sydney) and Fleet Base West (HMAS Stirling, near Perth). Mine warfare assets are located at HMAS Waterhen (also in Sydney), while HMAS Cairns in Cairns and HMAS Coonawarra in Darwin host the navy's patrol and survey vessels.

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