L421 HMNZS Canterbury

NZ Royal New Zealand Navy




2007 to present    


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Flight Deck: CAN
Call Sign: ZMCR
See Also: FF Leander class F421


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History of NZ L421 HMNZS Canterbury

2004-julOrderedfrom Tenix Defence (Australia) and subsequently subcontracted to Merwede Shipyard (Netherlands)
2005-sep-6Laid down
2006-feb-11LaunchedNLMerwede Shipyard
2007-jun-12Commissioned
2007-augHomeportarrived HMNZNB Devonport
2011-febDeploymentLyttleton Christchurch Earthquake 2011 deployed to Lyttleton (nr Christchurch) for a scheduled Exercise, it quickly turned into a Humanitarian and Disaster Relief mission, when the earthquake struck on 22 Feb. Also shuttled back and forth to Wellington, ferrying emergency supplies and equipment.
2013-aug-26TrialsFirst of Class flight trials with Australian MRH90 to establish the operating envelope of a similar type on HMNZS Canterbury.
2015-nov-23NEWS New Zealand Exercise Southern Katipo 2015 (SK15)
2016-apr-04NEWS FJSuva New Zealand NH90 Supporting Fiji Relief Operations
2016-novAircraftExercise Mahi Tangaroa 16, Australian Romeo 7 on board
2016-nov-14DeploymentLyttleton Kaikoura Earthquake relief operations diverted from Auckland to assist in earthquake relief off Kaikoura. Main offshore platform for NZDF relief effort. Returned to Lyttleton on 20 Nov with 192 evacuees, for re-tasking.
2016-nov-15NEWS NH90s Bring Supplies to Kaikoura After Earthquake
2017-mar-24Port VisitOperation Havre anchored off Raoul Island in Kermadec Group, to assist in maintenance of the Tsunami Early Warning System.
2018-mar-24DeploymentHMNZD Devonport HMNZS Philomel Navy Open Day 2018 At Navy Open Day
2018-may-21NEWS NZOhakea Husband and Wife Share Military Mission Together

Specifications

   

    from Canterbury class
75crew
250troops
131length (m)
23.40beam (m)
19max speed (knots)
1Naval Gun single 25 mm

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
NZ Royal New Zealand Air Force NHI NH90 TTH 24
NZ RNZN Kaman Seasprite 14

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

Builder

   

NL Merwede Shipyard,



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