World Navies Today: New Zealand

Revised 3 November 2001
Version 1.10
Compiled and Maintained by: Andrew Toppan
Compiled with assistance from: Terry Walsh
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This list includes all surface combatants, submarines, amphibious ships, 
mine warfare vessels, patrol craft (over 100 tons displacement), and
all auxiliaries (over 500 tons displacement).  Non-self-propelled craft
and vessels without seagoing capability are not included.

Ships not yet commissioned, or in long-term overhaul/conversion, are
listed in [brackets].  Navigation and surface-search radars are not
listed.  All designations & classifications are unofficial; they may or
may not correspond to "official" designations.

Surface Combatants Patrol/Mine Countermeasures Craft Auxiliaries

Surface Combatants

Te Kaha (Anzac) class patrol frigates

Displacement: 3,600 tons full load Dimensions: 118 x 14.8 x 4.4 meters (387 x 47 x 14.5 feet) Propulsion: 2 shaft: 2 cruise diesels, 8,840 bhp, 18 knots; 1 LM2500 boost turbine, 30,000 shp, 28 knots Crew: 163 Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar; 1 SH-2F Radar: SPS-49(V) 2-D air search Sonar: Spherion-B EW: Spectre XL intercept, 2 SRBOC Armament: VLS for 8 Sea Sparrow SAM (ESSM when available), 1 5/54 DP, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes, 2 12.7 mm MG Variant of MEKO200 design; joint project with, and built in, Australia. Space and weight are reserved for many additional weapons systems which are unlikely to be fitted. Plans to build another two cancelled. Number Name Year Homeport Notes F77 Te Kaha 1997 F111 Te Mana 1999

Canterbury (Leander class) patrol frigate

Displacement: 3,638 tons full load Dimensions: 113.38 x 13.12 x 5.49 meters (372 x 43 x 18 feet) Propulsion: Steam turbines, 2 boilers, 2 shafts, 30,000 shp, 28 knots Crew: 245 Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar; 1 Wasp helo Radar: Type 965 or LW-08 early warning, Type 994 air/surf search, Sonar: Type 184M or G750 hull Fire Control: R76C5 gun control, Type 904 missile control EW: PST1288 intercept, Type 668/669 jammer, SRBOC Armament: 1 dual 144mm/45, 1 20 mm Phalanx CIWS, 2 triple 12.75 inch torpedo tubes RN-type Leander class frigate. Sister Wellington is used for dockside training only. A "multirole ship" is being planned as a replacement for this vessel. Number Name Year Homeport Notes F421 Canterbury 1971 Auckland

Patrol/Mine Countermeasures Craft

Note: Four new OPV/corvette type vessels are planned.

Moa class training and route survey patrol boats

Displacement: 110.7 tons full load Dimensions: 26.82 x 6.1 x 2.18 meters (88 x 20 x 7 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 730 bhp, 12 knots Crew: 15 + 3 transients Small craft meant for patrol and training, but also fitted for route survey in the absense of proper mine countermeasures vessels. Number Name Year Homeport Notes P3553 Moa 1984 Dunedin P3554 Kiwi 1984 Lyttleton P3555 Wakakura 1985 Wellington P3556 Hinau 1985 Auckland


Endeavour small fleet oiler

Displacement: 12,300 tons full load Dimensions: 138.05 x 18.4 x 7.2 meters (453 x 60 x 23.5 feet) Propulsion: 1 diesel, 1 shaft, 5,300 bhp, 14 knots Crew: 30 + 5 transients Aviation: aft helicopter deck and hangar for one light helo Cargo: 7,500 tons fuel, 120 aviation fuel, 4 20 foot containers Built in Korea. Number Name Year Homeport Notes A11 Endeavour 1988 Auckland

Resolution (Stalwart class) oceanographic research/survey ship

Displacement: approx 2,300 tons full load Dimensions: 68.27 x 13 x 4.6 meters (224 x 43 x 15 feet) Propulsion: 4 diesels, diesel-electric, 3,200 bhp, 2 shafts, 11 knots Crew: ?? Ex-USN surveillance ship, replaced Tui and Monowai. Number Name Year Homeport Notes A14 Resolution 1989/97 Auckland Ex-AGOS 17

Manawanui dive tender

Displacement: 911 tons full load Dimensions: 43.97 x 9.86 x 3.31 meters (144 x 32 x 11 feet) Propulsion: 2 diesels, 2 shafts, 1,130 bhp, 10.7 knots Crew: 24 Former commercial tug converted as a dive support ship. Number Name Year Homeport Notes A09 Manawanui 1979/88 Auckland Ex-Star Perseus
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