Decommissioning of RNZN Tanker HMNZS Endeavour
The Royal New Zealand Navy tanker HMNZS Endeavour is having her formal decommissioning ceremony tomorrow.
The ship will be decommissioned at her berth at Devonport Naval Base at 10am Friday 15 December 2017.
HMNZS Endeavour is the Navy's purpose-built fleet replenishment tanker and has been able to refuel ships at sea, which enables RNZN frigates and other vessels to operate over long distances for extended periods of time.
HMNZS Endeavour was delivered to the Ministry of Defence and commissioned into the Royal New Zealand Navy on 8 April, 1988. She is the third ship of this name to serve in the RNZN and is named after James Cook's HM barque Endeavour.