Naval Warfare

NZ retires half its inshore patrol vessels

21st October 2019 - 08:47 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


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Although just ten years old, the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) retired two inshore patrol vessels (IPV) – HMNZS Pukaki (P3568) and HMNZS Rotoiti (P3569) – during a ceremony at Devonport Naval Base in Auckland on 17 October.

Their withdrawal from service from the Naval Patrol Force was confirmed in the 2019 ...

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