F55 HMNZS Waikato

NZ Royal New Zealand Navy




1966 to 1998    


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Flight Deck: WA
Call Sign: ZMPS


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History of NZ F55 HMNZS Waikato

1963-jun-14Ordered
1964-janLaid down
1966-feb-18Launched
1966-sep-15Commissioned
1966-decAircraftUKPortland Harbour Embarked Wasp HAS.1 NZ3902 as Waikato Flt at Portland, for delivery to New Zealand.
1968-sep-20DeploymentExercise Exercise Coral Sands participated in Exercise Coral Sands, until 13 Oct.
1986Refitmid life refit, completed 1988
1988-sep-26Port VisitAUHMAS Kuttabul Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
1991Refit
1998Decommissioned
2000Fate: sunksunk as artificial reef

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Builder

   

UK Harland and Wolff, Belfast