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Royal New Zealand Navy
Protector/Rotoiti class Inshore Patrol Vessel - IPV
 
 
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Ships:
 
P 3569
HMNZS Rotoiti (2009)
P 3571 HMNZS
Hawea
(2009)
P 3568 HMNZS
Pukaki
(2009)
P 3570 HMNZS Taupo
(2009)
  
 
Ship data:

HMNZS Rotoiti (P 3569)
Namesake:
Lake Rotoiti, North Island
Ship's motto: Takaia (bind together)
Laid down: ?
Launched:
?
Commissioned: April 17, 2009
IN SERVICE

HMNZS Hawea (P 3571)
Namesake:
Lake Hawea, South Island
Ship's motto: Kia Toa (be brave)
Laid down: ?
Launched: December 11, 2007
Commissioned: May 1, 2009
IN SERVICE

HMNZS Pukaki (P 3568)
Namesake:
Lake Pukaki, South Island
Ship's motto:
Kua Pukekotia (to become experienced, knowing)
Laid down:
?
Launched:
?
Commissioned:
May 6, 2009
IN SERVICE

HMNZS Taupo (P 3570)
Namesake:
Lake Taupo, North Island
Ship's motto:
Kia U (standfast)
Laid down:
?
Launched:
August 23, 2008
Commissioned:
May 29, 2009
IN SERVICE
 
 
Specifications:

Builder: BAE Systems (former Tenix Defence), Whangarei, New Zealand
 
Length:
55 meters (180 feet)
Beam: 9 meters (30 ft)
Draft: 2,9 meters (9.5 ft)
Displacement: 340 tons (full load)
Speed: 25 knots (46 km/h), max. / 16 knots (30 km/h), cruise
Range: 3000 NM (5600 km)
Complement: 24 core crew / space for up to 38

Propulsion:
2 x
MAN B&W 12VP185 diesel engines (2 x 2500 kW / 3400 hp)
2 shafts, 2
controllable pitch propellers

Armament:
3 x 12,7mm / caliber .50) machine guns

Aviation:
none
 
 
Conceived as part of Project Protector, the Ministry of Defence acquisition project to acquire one multi-role vessel, two offshore and four inshore patrol vessels. The Project Protector vessels were to be operated by the RNZN to conduct tasks for and with the New Zealand Customs Service, the Department of Conservation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Fisheries, Maritime New Zealand, and New Zealand Police. The future duties will include maritime surveillance and boarding, support to civilian agencies such as the customs service and search and rescue duties.

The ships were built in Whangarei by BAE Systems Australia (formerly Tenix Shipbuilding), and are based on a modified search and rescue vessel for the Philippine Coast Guard, with a different superstructure design. The cost for the four vessels was planned to be NZ$100 million. Friction stir welding was used in the construction of the superstructure, and Donovan Group being the first New Zealand company to use the technique, which is credited as having won them the contract for this part of the vessel's construction.

Capabilities and features:
The IPVs will normally be used for inshore tasks within 24 nautical miles (44 km; 28 mi) of the coastline. However, they will have operational ranges of 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi). Together with their improved speed, this will be sufficient to intercept, for example, large off-shore fishing trawlers working illegally in New Zealand waters. Each vessel was intended to achieve 290 available patrol days per year.

The ships were intended to have the ability to patrol (including receiving vertical replenishment) in up to sea state 5 (seas rough, waves 2.5-4 m (8.2-13.1 ft)) and have the ability to survive in conditions of up to sea state 8 (seas very high, waves 9-14 m (30-46 ft)). However, boat deployment and recovery will be limited to sea state 4 (seas moderate, waves 1.25-2.5 m (4.1-8.2 ft)). These parameters are much more capable than the Moa class which they replace. The shipbuilder claims "the vessel is more than capable of extending the Crown's operational envelope to southern ocean patrol duties".

The patrol boats have seen only limited service. Since 2012 the RNZN has only been able to crew two of the ships. In April 2016 it was reported that Pukaki and Taupo had not put to sea since 2012 and late 2013 respectively, and the RNZN's website did not identify any activities conducted by Rotoiti since July 2012.


The IPVs' have fully automated control and navigations system, powerful engines, modern communications and surveillance systems, active stabilisers and comfortable accommodation. Using their two RHIBs (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats) the IPVs can undertake boarding operations, surveillance and transport personnel. The RHIBs are launched using two automatic davits near the stern of the vessels. The ships are highly manoeuvrable and capable of speeds up to 25 knots (46 kilometres per hour).

The IPVs' have a complement of 24 naval personnel and four Government agency officers. They also have the capacity to host 10 additional personnel onboard for general naval training or other duties.

The four ships regularly work with government agencies such as Primary Industries (fisheries), Customs, Police and the Department of Conservation and are frequent visitors to ports throughout the country. The ships regularly undertake patrols around New Zealand’s major fishing grounds, including the West Coast of the South Island, Marlborough Sounds, Cook Strait, Northland and the North Island East Coast.

The IPVs' regularly support the operations of other government agencies.

Operations:
Surveillance and reconnaissance around NZ coastline.
Counter-terrorism.
Search and Rescue.
Interception and boarding.
Apprehension and escort of vessels.
Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief.
Support for other government agencies, including Police, Primary Industries, Customs and Department of Conservation.
Vertical replenishment by helicopter.
Pollution patrol.
Sea training for the Navy.

source: wikipedia + RNZN
 
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P 3569 HMNZS Rotoiti

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P 3569 HMNZS Rotoiti

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P 3571 HMNZS Hawea

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P 3568 HMNZS Pukaki


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P 3570 HMNZS Taupo

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P 3570 HMNZS Taupo with HMNZS Rotoiti (P 3569)

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