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  • NZ Aotearoa class

    Support Ship

    Produced from the Maritime Sustainment Capability programme to replace HMNZS Endeavour, with a 24000 tonne commercial, double hulled design, enhanced by Polar Class 6 features for operations in Antarctica and enhanced aviation facilities.

    One unit, due for delivery Jan 2020 with an expected design life of 25 years.


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    166length (m)
    24.50beam (m)
    8.50draught (m)


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        Typical Max
    NZ Royal New Zealand Air Force NHI NH90 TTH 01
    NZ RNZN Kaman Seasprite 01

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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    NZRoyal New Zealand NavyA11HMNZS AotearoaZMKC2020--

    1 units


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    2018-aug-13Laid downNZ A11 HMNZS Aotearoa Keel laid at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan
    2019-may-6LaunchedNZ A11 HMNZS Aotearoa
    2019-may-13Port VisitNZ A11 HMNZS Aotearoa 13 May 2019, visited Wellington
    2020-jul-29CommissionedNZ A11 HMNZS Aotearoa in a ceremony at HMNZB Devonport