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Navy ships descend on Auckland

Navy, Events and Visits Office, Visiting Ships, Arrival of HMNAS Anzac and Arunta with a host of RNZN Ship

Ships HMNZS CANTERBURY, HMNZS ENDEAVOUR, HMAS ARUNTA, HMAS ANZAC, HMNZS TE KAHA, HMNZS HAWEA, and HMNZS TAUPO (MC 10-0076-001)

19 March 2010

An unusual sight greeted Auckland residents as seven Navy vessels came over the horizon and into Waitamata Harbour today.

New Zealand Navy Ships, HMNZS CANTERBURY, ENDEAVOUR, TE KAHA, HAWEA and TAUPO were joined in the harbour by Royal Australian Ships, ARUNTA and ANZAC who are visiting Auckland and Nelson.

The Navy’s sealift and amphibious support vessel, HMNZS CANTERBURY, that has been away for six weeks, returned from Australia where she took part in a number of exercises.

ANZAC Frigate, HMNZS TE KAHA and tanker HMNZS ENDEAVOUR have been conducting sea trials in preparation for a  deployment. Inshore Patrol Vessels HMNZS HAWEA and TAUPO returned from working with other government agencies in maritime surveillance and patrol missions.

ENDS

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