Landing Ship/Platform Dock Canterbury class

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131length (m)
23.40beam (m)
19max speed (knots)
1Naval Gun single 25 mm

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NZ Royal New Zealand Air Force NHI NH90 TTH 24
NZ RNZN Kaman seasprite 14

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NL Merwede Shipyard - 1

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NZRoyal New Zealand NavyL421HMNZS CanterburyZMCR - CAN2007--

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2004-julOrderedNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury from Tenix Defence (Australia) and subsequently subcontracted to Merwede Shipyard (Netherlands)
2005-sep-6Laid downNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury
2006-feb-11LaunchedNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury
2007-jun-12CommissionedNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury
2007-augHomeportNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury arrived HMNZNB Devonport
2011-febDeploymentNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury Christchurch Earthquake 2011 deployed to Lyttleton (nr Christchurch) for a scheduled Exercise, it quickly turned into a Humanitarian and Disaster Relief mission, when the earthquake struck on 22 Feb. Also shuttled back and forth to Wellington, ferrying emergency supplies and equipment.
2013-aug-26TrialsNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury First of Class flight trials with Australian MRH90 to establish the operating envelope of a similar type on HMNZS Canterbury.
2016-novAircraftNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury Exercise Mahi Tangaroa 16, Australian Romeo 7 on board
2016-nov-14DeploymentNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura. Main offshore platform for NZDF relief effort. Returned to Lyttleton on 20 Nov with 192 evacuees, for re-tasking.
2017-mar-24Port VisitNZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury anchored off Raoul Island in Kermadec Group, to assist in maintenance of the Tsunami Early Warning System.

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