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  • NZ Leander class

    UK Leander class
    Frigate
    ships



    1966    


    Specifications

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    Aircraft

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        Typical Max
    NZ RNZN Westland Wasp 11
    NZ RNZN Kaman Seasprite 11

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    Shipyards

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    UK Harland and Wolff - Belfast1
    UK Yarrow - Scotstoun1


    List of Ships

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    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF55HMNZS WaikatoZMPS - WA19661998
    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF421HMNZS CanterburyZMCR - CA19712005
    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF69HMNZS WellingtonZMFS - WN19821999
    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF104HMNZS SouthlandZMHD - SL19831995


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    Events

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    1963-jun-14OrderedNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
    1964-janLaid downNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
    1966-feb-18LaunchedNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
    1966-sep-15CommissionedNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
    1966-decAircraftNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato Embarked Wasp HAS.1 NZ3902 as Waikato Flt at Portland, for delivery to New Zealand.
    1968-augOrderedNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
    1968-sep-20DeploymentNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
    1969-jun-12Laid downNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
    1970-may-6LaunchedNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
    1971-oct-22CommissionedNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
    1972-augNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury arrived in NZ from UK, with Wasp HAS.1 NZ3903 embarked.
    1973-julDeploymentNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury relieved HMNZS Otago, on station outside the French nuclear test zone, in protest at continued atmospheric testing.
    1977-jun-25DeploymentNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Mother Bank
    1982-oct-2CommissionedNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington
    1982-oct-2Fate: transferedNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington ex UK RN HMS Bacchante
    1982-oct-11Port VisitNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington departed HMNB Portsmouth 11 Oct, with Wasp HAS.1 NZ3906 on delivery.
    1982-decRefitNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington extended refit in NZ, completed in 1986
    1983RefitNZ F104 HMNZS Southland Refit at Vosper Thorneycroft for RNZN
    1983-julCommissionedNZ F104 HMNZS Southland
    1986RefitNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato mid life refit, completed 1988
    1986-aug-21CommissionedNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington into Royal New Zealand Navy after 3 year refit
    1986-oct-4DeploymentNZ F104 HMNZS Southland Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
    1986-oct-4DeploymentNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
    1987-novRefitNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury Mid Life Refit, until c Jun 1990
    1988-sep-26Port VisitNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1988-sep-26Port VisitNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1990RefitNZ F104 HMNZS Southland
    1991RefitNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
    1995RefitNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury refit until Mar 1996, including installation of Phalanx CIWS and enlargement to hanger for Seasprite programme
    1995-marDecommissionedNZ F104 HMNZS Southland
    1995-nov-5Fate: scrappedNZ F104 HMNZS Southland left Auckland under tow for scrapping in Goa, India
    1996RefitNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington refit until Aug 1997, including installation of Phalanx CIWS and enlargement to hangar for Seasprite programme
    1998DecommissionedNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
    1999DecommissionedNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington
    2000Fate: sunkNZ F55 HMNZS Waikato sunk as artificial reef
    2005-mar-31DecommissionedNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
    2005-nov-13Fate: sunkNZ F69 HMNZS Wellington as artificial reef at Island Bay, Cook Strait
    2007-nov-3Fate: sunkNZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury as artifical reef at Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands






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