F421 HMNZS Canterbury

NZ Royal New Zealand Navy




1971 to 2005    


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Flight Deck: CA
Call Sign: ZMCR
See Also: L Canterbury class L421


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1968-augOrdered
1969-jun-12Laid down
1970-may-6Launched
1971-oct-22Commissioned
1972-augarrived in NZ from UK
1973-julDeploymentMururoa Atoll relieved HMNZS Otago, on station outside the French nuclear test zone, in protest at continued atmospheric testing.
1977-jun-25Deployment Fleet Review: Silver Jubilee of HM The Queen Present at Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Mother Bank
1986-oct-4Deployment Fleet Review: 75th anniversary of RAN Present at 75th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review.
1987-novRefitMid Life Refit, until c Jun 1990
1995Refitrefit until Mar 1996, including installation of Phalanx CIWS and enlargement to hanger for Seasprite programme
2005-mar-31Decommissioned
2007-nov-3Fate: sunkDeep Water Cove Bay of Islands as artifical reef at Deep Water Cove, Bay of Islands

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
NZ RNZN Westland Wasp 11
NZ RNZN Kaman Seasprite 11

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Builder

   

UK Yarrow, Scotstoun


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