HMNZS ENDEAVOUR - A11
Versatile, Vital, Capable
HMNZS ENDEAVOUR is the Navy's purpose built fleet replenishment tanker. She can refuel ships at sea using the specialised Replenishment at Sea rig, or in overseas ports from the 5,500 tonnes of fuel in her four tanks.
Four containers are also carried to allow stowage of other ships' stores or food, or for shore support missions. Additionally ENDEAVOUR can 'hot' refuel helicopters from her 150 cubic meter tank while the helicopter hovers over the flight deck.
ENDEAVOUR's role as a replenishment ship means that she and her ship's company are frequently on the move, carrying supplies and conducting many refuelling missions for the RNZN's surface units and ships of other nations. As well, she has undertaken supply missions for the Department of Conservation to islands in the South Pacific.
Standard Displacement: 7,300 tonnes empty
12,300 tonnes laden
Length Overall: 138 metres
Beam: 18.4 metres
Draught: 4.5m empty
Speed: 14 knots
Range: 10,000 nautical miles
Complement: 50 Officers and ratings
(13 Officers, 10 Senior Ratings, 27 Junior Ratings)
Propulsion: One Mann Burmeister & Wain diesel (5,300 hp)
Commanding Officer: Commander Sandra Walker
Commissioned in Ulsan, South Korea on 8 April 1988, ENDEAVOUR set sail for New Zealand on 14 April. She is the third RNZN ship with this name, the original being the HM Barque ENDEAVOUR that carried Captain James Cook, RN, on his first voyage to New Zealand.
ENDEAVOUR's motto 'Nil intentatum' means 'Nothing unattempted'. Her crest features a navigator's compass and the stars of the Southern Cross, symbolising the pioneering navigations and survey work of Captain Cook.
Her home port is New Plymouth and she is affiliated with the IHC charity, New Plymouth.