Royal New Zealand Navy – Frigates

Royal New Zealand Navy Frigates

Anzac Class LOA 358′ / 109.1 m TDISP 3,600 tons (2 active) in service since 1997

HMNZS Te Mana F-111 during RIMPAC, July 2018 US Navy 4585399 PO2 Devin Langer

RNZN Anzac class frigate Devonport 2006.jpgRNZN Anzac class frigate Devonport 2000

HMNZS Te Kaha F-77 (1997)HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) Esquimalt 2018

Leander Class LOA 372′ / 113.4 m TDISP 3,200 tons (4 served with RNZN, all retired, 3 sunk as dive sites, 1 scrapped)

HMNZS Wellington F-69 (1982 – 1999) originally HMS Bacchante (1969 – 1982) sunk 2005 near Wellington as dive wreck

HMNZS Wellington NARA
HMNZS Wellington at a pier, Apia, Samoa 1987 [Detail of] NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-92-06486 OS2 John Bouvia
HMNZS Wellington Leander class Auckland NZ 2000

HMNZS Wellington alongside the French naval vessel Dumont D’Urville, Western Samoa, 1987 [Detail of] NARA: 330-CFD-DN-SC-92-05762 OS2 John Bouvia
HMNZS Waikato F-55 (1966 – 1998) Sunk as dive reef 2000

HMNZS Waikato devonport 1997
Ghosting is from 1963 image of Devonport, which is overlaid in an area with no 1997 coverage.

HMNZS Canterbury F-421 (1971 – 2005) sunk as dive reef 2007HMNZS Canterbury Devonport NZ 2006

Rothesay Class LOA 370′ / 112.8 m TDISP 2,200 tons (2 served with RNZN, 1960 – 1983)

Rothesay Class Devonport 1963
Note distinctive pulpit style bridge front, and well deck for the dual Limbo ASW mortars on the quarterdeck, which were removed in the late 1970s. RN ship listing also has a modernized Rothesay

HMNZS Taranaki at Pearl Harbor ca. 1963 U.S. Department of Defense [Public domain] orginal source US Navy All Hands Magazine Feb. 1964 p.20
Loch Class LOA 307′ / 93.6 m TDISP 1,500 tons (6 served with RNZS 1948 – 1967)

HMNZS Kaniere
Ca. 1955 Port view of HMNZS Kaniere F-426 (ex-HMS Loch Achray) © Australian War Memorial 306394

Loch Class A Devonport 1963Loch Class B Devonport 1963Loch Class C Devonport 1963Loch Class D Devonport 1963

Loch Class E Devonport 1963
possibly HMNZS Hawea (F422),ex-HMS Loch Eck (K422)based on awnings fitted it looks like this could be during her service as a Harbour Training Ship.

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