Frigates of the Royal New Zealand Navy

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Historic ships of the
Royal New Zealand Navy
RNZN Ensign
Alphabetical list

Commissioned frigates of the Royal New Zealand Navy from its formation on 1 October 1941 to the present:

Class Types[edit]

Loch class frigates[edit]

Name Dates Career Fate
HMNZS Hawea (F422) 1948–1965  
HMNZS Kaniere (F426) 1948–1967  
HMNZS Pukaki (F424) 1948–1966  
HMNZS Rotoiti (F425) 1948–1967  
HMNZS Taupo (F423) 1948–1962  
HMNZS Tutira (F420) 1948–1951  

Whitby class (Type 12) frigates[edit]

Name Dates Career Fate
HMNZS Blackpool (F77) 1966–1971 Former HMS Blackpool on loan from RN Sold for scrapping in 1978.

Rothesay class (Type 12M) frigates[edit]

Name Dates Career Fate
HMNZS Otago (F111) 1960–1983 Purchased from RN before completion Sold for scrapping in 1987.
HMNZS Taranaki (F148) 1960–1982   Sold for scrapping in 1983.

Leander class (Type 12I) frigates[edit]

Name Dates Career Fate
HMNZS Canterbury (F421) 1971–2005   Scuttled as dive wreck
HMNZS Southland (F104) 1983–1995 Former HMS Dido Sold and broken up for scrap and parts
HMNZS Waikato (F55) 1965–1998   Scuttled as dive wreck
HMNZS Wellington (F69) 1982–2000 Former HMS Bacchante Scuttled as dive wreck

Anzac class frigates[edit]

Name Dates Career Fate
HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) 1997–current   Active
HMNZS Te Mana (F111) 1999–current   Active

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Walters, Sydney David (1956) The Royal New Zealand Navy: Official History of World War II, Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington Online
  • McDougall, R J (1989) New Zealand Naval Vessels. Page 37-48. Government Printing Office. ISBN 978-0-477-01399-4
  • Royal New Zealand Navy Official web site