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Royal New Zealand Navy
Leander class Frigate
 
 
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Ships:
 
F 55 HMNZS Waikato
(1966)
F 421
HMNZS Canterbury (1971)
F 69 HMNZS Wellington
(1969/82)
F 104
HMNZS Southland
(1963/83)
 
 
Ship data:

HMNZS Waikato (F 55)
Builder: Harland and Wolff, Belfast, UK
Namesake:
Waikato Province, North Island
Laid down: January 1964
Launched:
February 18, 1965
Commissioned: September 1966
Decommissioned: July 3, 1998
Fate: Sunk (scuttled) as an artificial reef on December 18, 2000



HMNZS Canterbury (F 421)
Builder: Yarrow Shipbuilders, Scotstoun, Glasgow, UK
Namesake:
Canterbury Region, South Island
Laid down: June 12, 1969
Launched: May 6, 1970
Commissioned: October 22, 1971
Decommissioned: March 21, 2005
Fate: Sunk (scuttled) as an artificial reef on November 3, 2007



HMNZS Wellington (F 69)
(ex HMS Bacchante / F 69)
UK service:
Builder: Vickers-Armstrongs Shipbuilders, Tyne, UK
Laid down:
October 27, 1966
Launched: February 29, 1968
Commissioned: October 17, 1969
Decommissioned: 1982
 
sold to Royal New Zealand Navy in 1982
renamed HMNZS Wellington
Namesake:
City of Wellington (Capital of NZ)
Commissioned: October 1, 1982
Decommissioned:
May 5, 2000
Fate: Sunk (scuttled) as an artificial reef on November 13, 2005


HMNZS Southland (F 104)
(ex HMS Dido / F 104)
UK service:
Builder:
Yarrow Shipbuilders, Scotstoun, Glasgow, UK
Laid down: December 2, 1959
Launched: December 22, 1961
Commissioned: September 18, 1963
Decommissioned: 1982
 
sold to Royal New Zealand Navy
renamed HMNZS Southland
Namesake:
Southland, the South Island of NZ
Commissioned:
December 21, 1983
Decommissioned: March 1, 1995
Fate: towed to the Philippines for scrapping in 1995
 
 
Specifications + Armament:
 
  HMNZS Waikato HMNZS Canterbury HMNZS Wellington HMNZS Southland
Length: 113,4 m (372 ft) 113,4 m (372 ft) 113,4 m (372 ft) 113,4 m (372 ft)
Beam: 12,5 m (41 ft) 13,1 m (43 ft) 13,1 m (43 ft) 12,5 m (41 ft)
Draft: 5,5 m (18 ft) 5,5 m (18 ft) 5,5 m (18 ft) 5,5 m (18 ft)
Displacement: 2990 tonnes 3100 tonnes 3100 tonnes 2990 tonnes
Speed: 28 knots (52 km/h) 28 knots (52 km/h) 28 knots (52 km/h) 28 knots (52 km/h)
Complement: 245 247 240 260
         
ARMAMENT:        
SEACAT SAM missile quad-launcher 1 x 1 x 1 x 2 x
Vickers 4.5 inch (114mm) L45 twin gun 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 x
(replaced by IKARA)
Bofors 40mm single gun - - - 2 x
Oerlikon 20mm single AA gun 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x
GWS40 IKARA ASW missile launcher - - - 1 x
Mk-15 Phalanx CIWS
replacing the SEACAT SAM
- 1 x 1 x -
Mk-32 12.75" (324mm) torpedo tubes 2x3 2x3 2x3 2x3

Propulsion:
2 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers
2 x
English Electric geared steam turbines (22,4 MW / 30000 shp)
2 shafts, 2
propellers


Aviation:
1 x Westland Wasp helicopter (later 1 x Kaman SH-2G Seasprite)
 
 
 
 
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HMS Bacchante (F 69) - later HMNZS Wellington (F 69)

seacat sam missile system launcher leander class frigate
quadruple SEACAT SAM missile system
 
 
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