List of ships of the Royal New Zealand Navy

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Sortable list of commissioned vessels of the Royal New Zealand Navy from its formation on 1 October 1941 to the present. It does not include vessels of the New Zealand Division (1921–1941) or New Zealand Naval Forces (1913–21) or earlier vessels up to 1913.

Name Pnt Type Class Com Decom Fate/Notes
HMNZS Achilles SLV AllanGreen.jpg HMNZS Achilles C70 Cruiser Leander class 1941 1946  
HMS Arabis (K385).jpg HMNZS Arabis K385 Corvette Flower class 1944 1948  
HMNZS Arbutus (K403) IWM FL 845.jpg HMNZS Arbutus K403 Corvette Flower class 1944 1948  
HMNZS Aroha T24 Minesweeper Castle class 1943 1945 Served at Auckland
HMNZS Awatere T25 Minesweeper Castle class 1943 1943 Served at Wellington
HMS Bellona 1943 IWM A 19851.jpg HMNZS Bellona C63 Cruiser Dido class 1946 1956  
HMS Blackpool (F77).jpg HMNZS Blackpool F77 Frigate Whitby-class 1966 1971  
HMS Black Prince 1944 IWM FL 2239.jpg HMNZS Black Prince C81 Cruiser Dido class 1946 1961  
HMNZS Breeze T02 Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1942 1944  
HMNZS Canterbury F421 Frigate Leander class 1971 2005 Scuttled as a dive wreck November 2007
HMNZS Canterbury Pacific Partnership.jpg HMNZS Canterbury L421 Multi-role vessel   2007 current
HMNZS Charles Upham A02 Logistics support   1995 1998 Sold to Contenemar and renamed Don Carlos
HMNZS Coastguard T12 Danlayer Converted trawler 1941 1960 Functioned as a stores ship between 1945-1960
HMNZS Cook II Naval base   1943 1944 Solomon Islands. See HMNZS Kahu.
HMNZS Duchess T07 Minesweeper
Examination
Liberty launch
Converted merchant boat 1941
1942
1945
1941
1944
1946
HMAS Echuca by Allan Green SLV H91.108 2700.jpeg HMNZS Echuca M252 Corvette Bathurst class 1952 1967  
HMNZS Endeavour, the Antarctic expedition ship, Wellington Harbour, 1956 (front side view).jpg HMNZS Endeavour Antarctic support   1956 1962  
USS Namakogon (AOG-53).jpg HMNZS Endeavour A184 Antarctic support   1962 1971 Leased from USA
HMNZS Endeavour (A11), from ferry.jpg HMNZS Endeavour A11 Fleet tanker   1988 current  
HMNZS Futurist T12 Minesweeper Converted trawler 1941 1944 Functioned as a boom gate vessel 1944
HMNZS Gale T04 Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1941 1944  
HMS Gambia3c.jpg HMNZS Gambia C48 Cruiser Crown Colony class 1943 1946  
HMNZS Hautapu T26 Minesweeper Castle class 1943 1947 Served in Lytteton
HMS Loch Eck 1944 IWM FL 9588.jpg HMNZS Hawea F422 Frigate Loch class 1948 1965  
HMNZS Hawea P3567 Inshore patrol Lake class 1975 1990  
HMNZS Hawea (P3571), Otago Harbour.jpg HMNZS Hawea P3567 Inshore patrol Protector class 2008 current  
HMNZS Hawea T16 Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1941 1945 Functioned as supply ship in 1945.
HMNZS Hickleton M1131 Minesweeper Ton class 1965 1966
HMNZS Hinau T17 Minesweeper Castle class 1942 1945 LL Flotilla
HMNZS Hinau P3556 Inshore patrol Moa class 1985 2007 Sold to private ownership and renamed Flightless.
HMNZS Humphrey T12 Minesweeper Converted trawler 1941 1944  
HMNZS Inchkeith T155 Minesweeper Isles class 1941 1946  
HMAS Inverell.jpg HMNZS Inverell M233 Corvette Bathurst class 1952 1976 Training and fisheries patrols
HMNZS Irirangi Naval base   1943 1993 Naval radio station at Waiouru
HMNZS James Cosgrove T10 Minesweeper Castle class 1941 1944  
HMNZS Kahu A04 Inshore patrol Moa class 1978 2009 Training vessel, backup diving tender, sold for use as a pleasure craft in February 2010.
HMNZS Kaiwaka T14 Danlayer Converted merchant boat 1941 1945  
HMS Loch Achray.jpg HMNZS Kaniere F426 Frigate Loch class 1948 1967  
HMNZS Kapuni T15 Minesweeper Converted trawler 1941 1945 Functioned as supply ship 1945
Kiama (AWM 300888).jpg HMNZS Kiama M353 Corvette Bathurst class 1952 1979  
HMNZS Killegray T174 Minesweeper Isles class 1941 1946  
HMNZS Kiwi T102 Minesweeper Bird class 1941
1948
1951
1946
1949
1956
AS MS
Training ship
Training ship
HMNZS Kiwi (P3554).jpg HMNZS Kiwi P3554 Inshore patrol Moa class 1983 2007  
HMAS Lachlan.jpg HMNZS Lachlan K364 Survey ship   1949 1974 Converted WWII River-class frigate
HMNZS Leander HMNZS Leander C75 Cruiser Leander class 1941 1948 Served in the New Zealand Division 1937-1941
HMNZS Maimai T27 Minesweeper Castle class 1943 1946 Served at Wellington
HMNZS Manawanui Dockyard tug
Diving tender
1948
1953
1952
1978
 
HMNZS Manawanui A09 Diving tender   1979 1988 Renamed HMNZS Kahu
HMNZS Manawanui.jpg HMNZS Manawanui A09 Diving tender   1988 current  
HMNZS Manuka T19 Minesweeper Castle class 1942 1945 LL Flotilla
HMNZS Matai T01 Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1941 1946 Functioned as transport ship 1945-1946.
HMNZS Moa T233 Minesweeper Bird class 1941 1943 Sunk 7 April 1943
HMNZS Moa P3553 Inshore patrol Inshore patrol 1984 2007  
Monowai In Milford Sound Feb 1933.jpg HMNZS Monowai F59 Armed merchant cruiser   1941 1943
HMNZS Monowai A06 Hydrographic survey   1977 1997 Former Pacific Island ferry Moana Roa
HMNZS Muritai T05 Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1941 1946 Functioned as training and cable-lifting ship 1945-1946.
HMNZS Nora Niven T23 Danlayer Converted trawler 1941 1944  
HMNZS Otago F111 Frigate Whitby-class 1960 1983  
MC 10-0422-015 - Flickr - NZ Defence Force.jpg HMNZS Otago P148 Offshore patrol Protector class 2008 current  
HMNZS Pahau T28 Minesweeper Castle class 1944 1945 Served in Wellington
HMNZS Philomel Naval base   1941 current Devonport. Main RNZN Logistics and Training Base. Previously HMS Philomel in the New Zealand Division, 1921–1941
HMNZS Phyllis T22 Danlayer Converted trawler 1943 1944  
HMNZS Pukaki (F424) HMNZS Pukaki F424 Frigate Loch class 1948 1966  
HMNZS Pukaki P3568 Inshore patrol Lake class 1975 1999  
HMNZS PUKAKI and OTAGO in Lyttelton.jpg HMNZS Pukaki P3568 Inshore patrol Protector class 2008 current  
HMNZS Puriri T02 Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1941 1941 Sunk 14 May 1941
Q 400 Q 400 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945 Suffered engine room fire and explosion.
Q 401 Q 401 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 402 Q 402 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 403 Q 403 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 404 Q 404 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 405 Q 405 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 406 Q 406 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 407 Q 407 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 408 Q 408 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 409 Q 409 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943
1953
1945
1963
Recommissioned from 1953 to 1963 as HMNZS Maori. In 1963 became the Auckland ferry Iris Moana.
Q 410 Q 410 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943 1945
Q 411 Q 411 Motor launch Fairmile B class 1943
1947
1945
1965
Recommissioned from 1947 to 1965 as HMNZS Kahu.
Q1183 Q1183 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945 1950 renamed Mako (P3551)
Q1184 Q1184 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945 1950 renamed Paea (P3552)
Q1185 Q1185 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945 1950 renamed Manga (P3567)
Q1186 Q1186 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945
Q1187 Q1187 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945 1950 renamed Tarapunga I (P3566)
Q1188 Q1188 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945 1950 renamed Takapu I (P3556)
Q1189 Q1189 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945
Q1190 Q1190 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1967 1950 renamed Parore (P3562)
Q1191 Q1191 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1966 1950 renamed Kahawai I (P3553)
Q1192 Q1192 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1967 1950 renamed Maroro (P3554)
Q1193 Q1193 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1945 1950 renamed Tamure (P3555)
Q1194 Q1194 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1967 1950 renamed Ngapona I (P3561)
Q1348 Q1348 Motor launch HDML class 1943 1967 1950 renamed Kuparu (P3563)
Q1349 Q1349 Motor launch HDML class 1944 1964 1950 renamed Haku (P3565)
Q1350 Q1350 Motor launch HDML class 1944 1967 1950 renamed Koura (P3564)
Q1351 Q1351 Motor launch HDML class 1944 1945
HMNZS Rata T03 Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1941 1943  
HMNZS Resolution.JPG HMNZS Resolution A-14 Survey and research   1997 2012 Decommissioned and awaiting sale
HMNZS Rimu T18 Minesweeper Castle class 1942 1945 LL Flotilla
HMNZS Rotoiti (F625) underway c1964.jpg HMNZS Rotoiti F425 Frigate Loch class 1948 1967  
HMNZS Rotoiti P3569 Inshore patrol Lake class 1975 1999  
HMNZS Rotoiti.JPG HMNZS Rotoiti P3569 Inshore patrol Protector class 2008 current  
HMS Royalist 1943 IWM A 19015.jpg HMNZS Royalist C89 Cruiser Dido class 1956 1966  
HMNZS Sanda T160 Minesweeper Isles class 1941 1946  
HMNZS Santon M1178 Minesweeper Ton class 1965 1966
HMNZS Scarba T175 Minesweeper Isles class 1941 1946  
HMNZS South Sea T22 Minesweeper Converted trawler 1941 1942 Sunk 19 December 1942
HMS Dido (F104).png HMNZS Southland F104 Frigate Leander class 1983 1995  
HMAS Stawell 301340.jpg HMNZS Stawell M348 Corvette Bathurst class 1952 1968  
HMNZS Tamaki Naval base   1941 2000 Training base, now part of HMNZS Philomel
HMNZS Takapu Inshore survey Moa class 1980 2000  
HMNZS Taranaki (F148) at Pearl Harbor c1963.jpg HMNZS Taranaki F148 Frigate Whitby-class 1961 1982  
HMNZS Tarapunga Inshore survey Moa class 1980 2000 Sold for private use.
HMNZS Tasman Naval base   1944 1955 Lyttelton
HMS Loch Shin 1944 IWM FL 6056.jpg HMNZS Taupo F423 Frigate Loch class 1948 1962  
HMNZS Taupo P3570 Inshore patrol Lake class 1975 1990  
HMNZS Taupo.jpg HMNZS Taupo P3570 Inshore patrol Protector class 2008 current  
HMZMS Te Kaha.jpg HMNZS Te Kaha F77 Frigate Anzac class 1997 current  
HMNZS Te Mana F111 Sep 2007.jpg HMNZS Te Mana F111 Frigate Anzac class 1999 current  
HMNZS Thomas Currell T11 Minesweeper Converted trawler 1941 1944 Currently beached and deteriorating on the coat of Chatham Island
HMNZS Tui T234 Minesweeper Bird class 1941
1952
1956
1946
1955
1967
AS MS
Training ship
Research ship, replaced by HMNZS Tui in 1970
HMNZS Tui A2/A05 Oceangraphic research Robert D. Conrad-class 1970 1997 Scuttled as a dive wreck in 1997
Lochmorlich.jpg HMNZS Tutira F420 Frigate Loch class 1948 1951  
HMNZS Viti T? Minesweeper Converted merchant boat 1941 1945
HMNZS Waiho T34 Minesweeper Castle class 1944 1946 Served in Auckland
HMNZS Waikato F55 Frigate Leander class 1965 1998 Sunk November 2000
HMNZS Waima T33 Minesweeper Castle class 1944 1946 Served in Lytteton
HMNZS Waipu T32 Minesweeper Castle class 1943 1946 Served in Auckland
HMNZS Wakefield Naval base 1948 current Administrative base for Wellington. Was named Philomel II until 1954.
HMNZS Wakakura (P3555).jpg HMNZS Wakakura P3555 Inshore patrol Moa class 1985 2007 As of 2013 HMNZS Wakakura (P3555) remains tied up at Wellington's Queen's Wharf
HMNZS Wakakura T00 Minesweeper Castle class 1941 1945 Served in the New Zealand Division, 1926-1941
Wellington arriving 2.jpg HMNZS Wellington F69 Frigate Leander class 1982 2000 Sunk in Wellington in 2005
MC 10-0180-011.NEF - Flickr - NZ Defence Force.jpg HMNZS Wellington P55 Offshore patrol Protector class 2007 current  

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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