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NZ RNZN Westland Wasp 11
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  List of Ships


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19661998 sunk 2000NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF55HMNZS WaikatoZMPS - WA
19712005 sunk 2007NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF421HMNZS CanterburyZMCR - CA
19821999 sunk 2005NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF69HMNZS WellingtonZMFS - WN
19831995NZRoyal New Zealand NavyF104HMNZS SouthlandZMHD - SL


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  Events


1963-jun-14OrderedOrdered NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
1964-janLaid downLaid down NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
1966-feb-18LaunchedLaunched NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
1966-sep-15CommissionedCommissioned NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
1966-decAircraftAircraft NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato Embarked Wasp HAS.1 NZ3902 as Waikato Flt at Portland, for delivery to New Zealand.
1968-augOrderedOrdered NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
1968-sep-20DeploymentDeployment NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
1969-jun-12Laid downLaid down NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury Yard No 1001
1970-may-06LaunchedLaunched NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
1971-oct-22CommissionedCommissioned NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
1972-aug NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury arrived in NZ from UK, with Wasp HAS.1 NZ3903 embarked.
1973-julDeploymentDeployment NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury relieved HMNZS Otago, on station outside the French nuclear test zone, in protest at continued atmospheric testing.
1977-jun-25DeploymentDeployment NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Mother Bank
1982-oct-02CommissionedCommissioned NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington
1982-oct-02Fate: transferedFate: transfered NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington ex UK RN HMS Bacchante
1982-oct-11Port VisitPort Visit NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington departed HMNB Portsmouth 11 Oct, with Wasp HAS.1 NZ3906 on delivery.
1982-decRefitRefit NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington extended refit in NZ, completed in 1986
1983RefitRefit NZ F104 HMNZS Southland Refit at Vosper Thorneycroft for RNZN
1983-julCommissionedCommissioned NZ F104 HMNZS Southland
1986RefitRefit NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato mid life refit, completed 1988
1986-aug-21CommissionedCommissioned NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington into Royal New Zealand Navy after 3 year refit
1986-oct-04DeploymentDeployment NZ F104 HMNZS Southland Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1986-oct-04DeploymentDeployment NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1987-novRefitRefit NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury Mid Life Refit, until c Jun 1990
1988-sep-26Port VisitPort Visit NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1988-sep-26Port VisitPort Visit NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1990RefitRefit NZ F104 HMNZS Southland
1991RefitRefit NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
1995RefitRefit NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury refit until Mar 1996, including installation of Phalanx CIWS and enlargement to hanger for Seasprite programme
1995-marDecommissionedDecommissioned NZ F104 HMNZS Southland
1995-nov-05Fate: scrappedFate: scrapped NZ F104 HMNZS Southland left Auckland under tow for scrapping in Goa, India
1996RefitRefit NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington refit until Aug 1997, including installation of Phalanx CIWS and enlargement to hangar for Seasprite programme
1998DecommissionedDecommissioned NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato
1999DecommissionedDecommissioned NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington
2000Fate: sunkFate: sunk NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato sunk as artificial reef
2005-mar-31DecommissionedDecommissioned NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury
2005-nov-13Fate: sunkFate: sunk NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington as artificial reef at Island Bay, Cook Strait
2007-nov-03Fate: sunkFate: sunk NZ F421 HMNZS Canterbury as artifical reef at Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands









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