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  • F69 HMNZS Wellington

    NZ Royal New Zealand Navy

    1969 to 1982 - UK Royal Navy - Broad Beam Leander class F69 HMS Bacchante    

    1982 to 1999    


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    Flight Deck: WN
    Call Sign: ZMFS
    See Also: FS Protector OPV class P55


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    History of UK Broad Beam Leander class F69 HMS Bacchante

    1966-oct-27Laid down
    1969-febAircraftassigned 829 NAS Wasp HAS.1 XT443 as Bacchante Flt/425 until c Jul 1969
    1972-janDeploymentBermuda area detached from exercise with US Navy and ordered towards British Honduras, as escort for HMS Ark Royal, to deter Guatemalan ambitions.
    1982-jun-20DeploymentGIGibraltar Harbour Departed Gibraltar for 3 month South Atlantic deployment with 829 NAS 052 Flt Wasp HAS.1 XS538 / 425 embarked.
    1982-oct-1Fate: transferedto New Zealand as HMNZS Wellington

    History of NZ F69 HMNZS Wellington

    1982-oct-2Fate: transferedex UK RN HMS Bacchante
    1982-oct-11Port VisitUKHMNB Portsmouth Delivery departed HMNB Portsmouth 11 Oct, with Wasp HAS.1 NZ3906 on delivery.
    1982-decRefitextended refit in NZ, completed in 1986
    1986-aug-21Commissionedinto Royal New Zealand Navy after 3 year refit
    1988-sep-26Port VisitAUHMAS Kuttabul Fleet Review: Australia Bi-centennial Naval Salute to Sydney for Australian Bi-centennial Fleet Review
    1996Refitrefit until Aug 1997, including installation of Phalanx CIWS and enlargement to hangar for Seasprite programme
    2005-nov-13Fate: sunkas artificial reef at Island Bay, Cook Strait



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