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HMAS SIRIUS (formly MT DELOS)

HMAS Sirius (formerly MT Delos) is a commercial tanker that was purchased by the Royal Australian Navy for conversion into a fleet replenishment vessel to replace HMAS Westralia.

The Delos was built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in South Korea, being purchased by the Australian Government on completition.

The SIRIUS which was commissioned into the RAN September 16th 2006 will remain in service for approximately 15 years

Displacement:37,000 tons deadweight
Length:183.22m
Beam:32.2m
Draught:11m
Propulsion:1*6cyl Hyundai MAN B&W Diesel
Speed:15.2 knots
Range:
Complement:60
Armament:Small Arms .50cal BMG
Aircraft:Helo
Motto:Serve and Provide

Commissioning Crew come aboard for the first time
Comissioning Crew come aboard for the first time

Commissioning Captain steps aboard
Commissioning Captain steps aboard

and

accepts the ship from the Admiral

accepts the ship from the Admiral