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  • NZ Protector OPV class

    IE Eithne class


    Corvette Protector OPV class


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    1900full load (tn)
    85length (m)
    14beam (m)
    3.60draught (m)
    6000range (nm)
    2Naval Engine diesel - MAN 12RK 280
    1Naval Gun Mark 38 25 mm


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        Typical Max
    NZ RNZN Kaman Seasprite 11

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    AU Williamstown - 3nm SW of Melbourne2

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    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyP55HMNZS WellingtonZMFS - WGN2010--
    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyP148HMNZS OtagoZMKF - OTA2010--

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    2004-jul-29OrderedNZ P148 HMNZS Otago
    2005-decLaid downNZ P148 HMNZS Otago at Williamstown, Victoria, AU
    2006-nov-18LaunchedNZ P148 HMNZS Otago
    2007-oct-27LaunchedNZ P55 HMNZS Wellington
    2010-may-10CommissionedNZ P148 HMNZS Otago
    2010-jul-22HomeportNZ P148 HMNZS Otago Port Chambers, Dunedin
    2010-sep-23HomeportNZ P55 HMNZS Wellington Wellington
    2011-febDeploymentNZ P148 HMNZS Otago Christchurch Earthquake 2011 Deployed to assist in Christchurch earthquake relief operations
    2016-feb-20Port VisitNZ P148 HMNZS Otago visit to Nelson for various RNZN 75th anniversary activities, until 24 Feb.
    2016-apr-22Port VisitNZ P55 HMNZS Wellington visited Wellington, for ANZAC Day weekend
    2016-sep-12DeploymentNZ P148 HMNZS Otago first deployment for SH-2G (NZ3613/13) on Protector class OPV, during a resupply and seismicity support mission to Kermadec Islands, until 23 Sep
    2016-nov-14DeploymentNZ P55 HMNZS Wellington Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations joined HMNZS Canterbury as immediate relief vessel for Kaikoura, arrived 15 Nov
    2016-nov-16Port VisitNZ P148 HMNZS Otago International Naval Review: RNZN 75th Anniversary entered Auckland as part of flotilla to celebrate 75th Anniversary of RNZN
    2016-nov-19DeploymentNZ P148 HMNZS Otago International Naval Review: RNZN 75th Anniversary HMNZS Otago was the Reviewing Vessel for the celebrations in Auckland Harbour. She carried the NZ Governor General, the Chief of the NZ Navy and senior officers from participating ships and other VIP visitors.
    2016-nov-19Port VisitNZ P55 HMNZS Wellington International Naval Review: RNZN 75th Anniversary present at HMNZD Devonport for Fleet Review, after returning from first responder Earthquake Relief
    2016-nov-27DeploymentNZ P55 HMNZS Wellington departed Dunedin for 3 weeks to counter Illegal, Unreported or Unregulated (IUU) Fishing in the Southern Ocean. Returned to Auckland on 21 Dec.
    2021-jul-12DeploymentNZ P55 HMNZS Wellington departed Auckland to deliver COVID-19 vaccine supplies to Tokelau and Northern Cook Islands, on behalf of NZ Ministry of Health.

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