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  • F111 HMNZS Otago

    NZ Royal New Zealand Navy




    1960 to 1983    


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    Flight Deck:
    Call Sign: ZMSI
    See Also: FS Protector OPV class P148


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    History of NZ F111 HMNZS Otago

    1956-febOrderedby RN as HMS Hastings
    1958-dec-11Launchedby HRH Princess Margaret as HMNZS Otago
    1960-jun-26Commissioned
    1960-nov-17Port Visitdeparted London, UK for New Zealand
    1962-mar-12DeploymentNorthern Borneo and Tawau Deployed as part of Commonwealth Strategic Reserve patrolling around Borneo with periods as Tawau guardship. Returned to NZ Oct 1962.
    1963-apr-1DeploymentNorthern Borneo and Tawau Konfrontasi Deployed as part of Commonwealth Strategic Reserve patrolling around Borneo with periods as Tawau guardship. Returned to NZ Dec 1963.
    1964-jul-18DeploymentNorthern Borneo and Tawau Konfrontasi Deployed as part of Commonwealth Strategic Reserve patrolling around Borneo with periods as Tawau guardship. Returned to NZ May 1965.
    1965-mar-15DeploymentExercise FOTEX 65 Exercise FOTEX 65 Exercising off Singapore in multi-national Naval Force
    1973-jun-28DeploymentMururoa Atoll departed Auckland to protest at the French nuclear tests. Joined with HMAS Supply on 29 June and proceeded in company towards Mururoa Atoll. Relieved by HMNZS Canterbury after 22 Jul.
    1974RefitLimbo tubes removed and replaced by torpedo launchers, until 1975
    1979Refitrepair of damaged Sea Cat system
    1983-novDecommissioned
    1987Fate: scrappedsold for scrap in Auckland, New Zealand

    Specifications

       

        from Type 12 Rothesay class
    235crew
    2144light (tn)
    2577full load (tn)
    112.70length (m)
    12.50beam (m)
    5.20draught (m)
    30max speed (knots)
    1Missile Launcher Sea Cat
    2Naval Gun single 20 mm
    2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
    1Naval Radar navigation radar Type 978
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 993



    Builder

       

    UK Vosper Thornycroft, Woolston



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