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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KR Hyundai - Jeonha Dong1

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2018-aug-13Laid downNZ A12 HMNZS Aotearoa Keel laid at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan
2019-may-6LaunchedNZ A12 HMNZS Aotearoa
2019-may-13Port VisitNZ A12 HMNZS Aotearoa 13 May 2019, visited Wellington