NZ Protector OPV class

IE Eithne class



Corvette Protector OPV class


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


AU Williamstown - 3nm SW of Melbourne2

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2010--NZRoyal New Zealand NavyP55HMNZS WellingtonZMFS - WGN
2010--NZRoyal New Zealand NavyP148HMNZS OtagoZMKF - OTA

2 units


2004-jul-29OrderedOrdered NZ P148 HMNZS Otago
2005-decLaid downLaid down NZ P148 HMNZS Otago at Williamstown, Victoria, AU
2006-nov-18LaunchedLaunched NZ P148 HMNZS Otago
2007-oct-27LaunchedLaunched NZ P55 HMNZS Wellington
2010-may-10CommissionedCommissioned NZ P148 HMNZS Otago
2010-jul-22HomeportHomeport NZ P148 HMNZS Otago Port Chambers, Dunedin
2010-sep-23HomeportHomeport NZ P55 HMNZS Wellington Wellington
2011-febDeploymentDeployment NZ P148 HMNZS Otago Christchurch Earthquake 2011 Deployed to assist in Christchurch earthquake relief operations
2016-feb-20Port VisitPort Visit NZ P148 HMNZS Otago visit to Nelson for various RNZN 75th anniversary activities, until 24 Feb.
2016-apr-22Port VisitPort Visit NZ P55 HMNZS Wellington visited Wellington, for ANZAC Day weekend
2016-sep-12DeploymentDeployment NZ 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-14DeploymentDeployment NZ P55 HMNZS Wellington Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations joined HMNZS Canterbury as immediate relief vessel for Kaikoura, arrived 15 Nov
2016-nov-16Port VisitPort Visit NZ P148 HMNZS Otago International Naval Review: RNZN 75th Anniversary entered Auckland as part of flotilla to celebrate 75th Anniversary of RNZN
2016-nov-19DeploymentDeployment NZ 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 VisitPort Visit NZ 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-27DeploymentDeployment NZ 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-12DeploymentDeployment NZ 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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