Singapore is a maritime nation. Throughout Singapore’s history, our island’s prosperity has been inextricably linked to the sea. The seas have always been our economic lifelines. Every day, merchant vessels transport vital essentials such as food, energy and supplies that support our nation’s growth.
The Republic of Singapore Navy is our nation’s first line of defence. We protect Singapore’s sea lines of communications and contribute to regional peace and security.
In peacetime, this mission involves keeping a sharp eye and maintaining continuous surveillance on the Singapore Strait, forming a vanguard against sea robberies, piracy, terrorism and unwanted incursions.
To do this, the RSN works closely with internal and external maritime agencies, as well as the wider international community. Keeping the seas safe and secure will allow our maritime nation to go on flourishing, and our maritime region to continue growing.
In wartime, the RSN will work to secure a swift and decisive victory over any enemy at sea.
But we are not just a fighting force; we are a diplomatic one as well. We sail across the seas, exercising with other navies and visit foreign ports. We take part in international operations for peace support, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. By co-operating with like-minded nations and being a responsible member of the international community, the RSN is able to not just defend our nation’s every day, but also the world’s every day.
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Our Symbol of Honour
The Crescent Moon and Five Stars represent our country and all that she stands for. It is central to the logo, just as the RSN is a central part of Singapore’s defence.
The Lion represents courage, nobility and sovereignty. It symbolises the nation and the RSN’s role as a defender of Singapore.
The Tiger represents fierce determination and our readiness to fiercely deter any threat.
The Laurels are a hallmark of excellence. They reflect the professionalism and dedication that form the backbone of the RSN.
The Anchor epitomises our roots and signifies our continued adherence to our naval values.
From a humble beginning the day we were born,
Onwards and upwards we've moved on and on.
Never looking back we'll always grow.
Onwards and upwards the best we'll show.
We're the ones the sons of the sea.
Mighty men of the Singapore Navy.
We will stand for the right,
We will fight to the end.
We will always be true to our land.
Our waters to guard to ensure they are safe.
It's a great task only meant for the brave.
It does make us proud to know that we
All play a part to protect our seas.
With our comrades in arms from the Land and the Air,
TO-GETHER we stand in defence of our land.
Never flagging in adversity,
Forward we'll march on to VICTORY.