F77 HMNZS Te Kaha

NZ Royal New Zealand Navy




1997 to present    


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Flight Deck: TEK
Call Sign: ZMBE


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1994-sep-19Laid down
1995-jul-22Launched
1997-jul-22Commissioned
1999-sep-18DeploymentSavu Sea East Timor Operation Langar departed Darwin, Aus as part of an Australian and New Zealand fleet (INTERFET), to assist international peacekeeping forces in East Timor.
2002-decDeploymentOMGulf of Oman Enduring Freedom ISAF Deployed for maritime security and interdiction operations in the Gulf of Oman and the Straits of Hormuz until relieved by HMNZS Te Mana towards end of Feb 2003.
2005-sep-7Port Visitvisited Singapore as part of 5 1/2 month Operation Cutlass deployment
2010-jun-9Port VisitCARoyal Roads Fleet Review: 100th anniversary of Canadian Navy visited CFB Esquimalt for MARPAC Fleet Review
2015-apr-18NEWS Gulf of Aden Anzacs Frigates to Commemorate 100 Aniversary
2015-jul-7Deployment Talisman Sabre 2015 participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre 15.
2016-apr-22Port VisitNapier Port visited Napier for ANZAC Day weekend
2016-jul-16DeploymentSINKEX fired Sea Sparrow to sink USS Crommelin, north of Kauai in the Hawaii island chain.
2016-nov-14Deploymentoff Kaikoura Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura
2016-nov-20Port VisitWellington Harbour visited Wellington, en route Auckland
2016-nov-21NEWS Canadians Ends Relief Operation in New Zealand
2016-nov-23Port VisitAuckland - Queens Wharf led international flotilla which had been diverted from 75th Anniversary of RNZN celebrations, into Auckland Harbour, after initial phases of Kaikoura earthquake relief operations completed.
2017-apr-12Port VisitVNTien Sa Operation Crucible 5 day visit to Da Nang in company with HMNZS Endeavour. First HMNZS ships to visit.

Specifications    

    from Anzac class
170crew
3600full load (tn)
118length (m)
14.80beam (m)
4draught (m)
6000range (nm)
27max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine diesel - MTU
1Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
1Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Mk 41 VLS
1Naval Gun Mark 45 5/54 inch (127mm)
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC
1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
1Naval Radar fire direction radar CelsiusTech 9LV
1Naval Radar navigation radar Atlas Elektronik 9600 ARPA
1Naval Radar surface search radar CelsiusTech 9LV 453 TIR
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Thomson Sintra Spherion

Aircraft    

    Typical Max
NZ RNZN Kaman seasprite 11


The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder    

AU Williamstown, 3nm SW of Melbourne


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