Help To Name Singapore’s New Navy Vessels and Win Cash Prizes

You stand a chance to win $3,000 in cash prizes – by helping to name Singapore’s new Navy vessels.

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (R) and Chief Of Navy, Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han (L) at the launch of the Navy’s LMV naming competition (Photo credit: Republic of Singapore Navy)

Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen (R) and Chief Of Navy, Rear-Admiral Lai Chung Han (L) at the launch of the Navy’s LMV naming competition
(Photo credit: Republic of Singapore Navy)

To better ensure that Singapore’s seaward defence will protect our nation’s maritime interests, the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) has commissioned eight new Littoral Mission Vessels (LMVs). Manufactured here in Singapore, these vessels can be quickly configured to address a wide range of mission requirements. These will range from search and rescue operations to naval combat.

But these additions to the RSN’s fleet have yet to be named. So in RSN tradition, the public is invited to name the Navy’s future Littoral Mission Vessels.

Winners will receive S$3,000 in cash prizes

The RSN’s LMV naming competition is held in association with the launch of the SAF50 exhibition at VivoCity. The winners who choose the best names for the eight LMVs will win up to $3,000 in cash prizes.

The winning entries should reflect characteristics such as the purpose and capabilities of the LMVs, the vessels they are replacing, and the history and tradition of the RSN.

Marks the third time that the public has helped to name new Navy vessels

This competition marks the third time that the RSN has organised a competition for Singaporeans to help name new vessels in its fleet. This tradition started with the Bedok-class mine countermeasure vessels and carried on when the Formidable-class stealth frigates were introduced.

First vessels to be designed and constructed in Singapore

The LMVs are also the first vessels designed and constructed in Singapore.This is a significant milestone for our small island nation.

How to be a part of Singapore naval tradition

Now, the public now can be a part of Singapore’s naval tradition by visiting http://www.navy.sg/nameourships to name these latest additions to the RSN’s fleet – and stand to win prizes too.

The contest will close on 15 March 2015.

Contest Details

Contest Name: Name Our Ships

Contest Website: http://www.navy.sg/nameourships

Contest Period: 12 February to 15 March 2015

Contest Write-up: Faster, sharper, and smarter – the new Littoral Mission Vessels of the Republic of Singapore Navy are about to make their mark. Come leave behind a legacy when you give these vessels the names they deserve, and stand a chance to win a cash prize of S$3,000! Get more information at www.facebook.com/singaporenavy.

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