F-77 HMNZS Te Kaha Anzac class Frigate New Zealand Navy

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Royal New Zealand Navy - Frigate
F 77 HMNZS Te Kaha
 
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Type, class: Helicopter Frigate (FFH) / Anzac (New Zealand) class
Builder: Tenix Defence, Williamstown, Australia
 
STATUS:
Laid down: September 19, 1994
Launched: July 22, 1995
Commissioned: July 22, 1997
IN SERVICE
   

Homeport: Devonport Naval Base, Auckland, New Zealand
Namesake:
Te Kaha is Maori, meaning 'fighting prowess' or 'strength'
Ship's Motto: He Ponanga Kaha (service with strength)
Technical Data: see INFO > Anzac (NZ) class Frigate
 
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HMNZS Te Kaha (F 77):

In 1999, Te Kaha pursued Patagonian Toothfish poachers in the Ross Dependency, participated in the INTERFET multinational deployment to East Timor from 19 to 26 September, and operated as part of the Multinational Interception Force in the Persian Gulf.

The frigate was also involved in the Solomon Islands conflict during 2000 and 2001, with several periods as guardship at the capital, Honiara.

In 2002, Te Kaha returned to the Persian Gulf, this time as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, after a four-month flag-showing deployment in Asian waters. The frigate was replaced in the Gulf by Te Mana in early 2003.

In 2012 Te Kaha attended Exercise RIMPAC.

On February 16, 2015, HMNZS Te Kaha sail from New Zealand to Gallipoli, ahead of the 100th Anniversary of the landings there during World War I. After completion of this event, the frigate sailed for the Gulf of Oman where she was assigned to anti-piracy patrols. Following this, she sailed back to New Zealand after participating in the Australian-led exercise Exercise Talisman Saber. The ship returned to New Zealand on August 2, 2015 to a heroes welcome which featured family members, senior naval staff and the Maori Cultural group who performed a haka. Also involved in Talisman Saber 2015 was the Multi-Role Vessel, HMNZS Canterbury and the fleet tanker, HMNZS Endeavour.

In June 2017, the ship's deployment in the western Pacific was extended to provide support to the US 7th Fleet after USS Fitzgerald collided with the container ship MV ACX Crystal, killing seven sailors and causing extensive damage to the destroyer. The frigate will directly contribute to the escort of USS Nimitz, an aircraft carrier replacing USS Carl Vinson in the region.

In March 2018, Te Kaha arrived in Victoria, British Columbia to undergo a major upgrade of her combat management system to a design based on the CMS 330, as well as seeing the replacement of the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow with the new MBDA Sea Ceptor surface-to-air missile. The upgrade is expected to cost NZD639 million.

source: wikipedia
 
 
 
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