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Crossed the Bar POUTU, Fredrick (Fred)

POUTU, Fredrick (Fred): Able Seaman, Royal New Zealand Navy, 1965-1974. Passed suddenly at home on 5th February 2021. Loved partner of Tania, and dearly loved father to Raukura. Loving brother, brother-in-law, stepfather, cousin, uncle and papa. The funeral service will be held on Thursday 11th February, 11.00am, at Mokau Kohunui Marae, followed by burial at Parekokako Urupa.Hoki atu râ ki ngâ mât...

HMNZS TUI (1970)

HMNZS Tui, formerly USNS Charles H. Davis (T-AGOR-5), was one of nine Conrad class oceanographic ships built for the United States Navy, that later saw service in the Royal New Zealand Navy). Serving with the USN from 1963 to 1970, these ships were designed to perform acoustic experiments on sound transmission underwater, and for gravity, magnetism and deep-...

RNZN In Memoriam 25 JANUARY:

FISHER Arthur S. ABSEA W/3720 HMNZS Monowai.1942ROSE William Joseph (Bill) M(E)1 NZ16602 47 1991STAPLETON John Leslie SIG NZD3678 1995STADE David Gibson LRD NZ15158 2006DUNCAN Arthur James RNZN/MN NZ13267 Korea 81 2012NOTMAN William George (Bill) ABSEA 11301 Op Grapple – Rotoiti Korea 87 2014RONGONUI Abraham Diddie 14116 2016BLACK Bernard Roy (Bernie) 8634 HMNZS Achilles/NZA 90 2016BRANT Pet...

AUSTRALIA’S NUSHIP SUPPLY

Australia’s Defence contract with Spain’s Navantia S.A. has reached a major milestone with Ship Acceptance of the Royal Australian Navy’s First Supply-class vessel, NUSHIP Supply. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC was pleased to announce the formal acceptance of the Auxiliary Oilier Replenishment (AOR) ship, NUSHIP Supply from Spanish shipbuilder, Navantia S.A. “Despite the ...

COOKS AND STEWARDS REUNION

The  “Cooks and Stewards “ reunion is all go for the 9,10, and 11th  April  2021. Details are on the Cooks and Stewards Reunion Page on Facebook. Or  contact  Margaret Mitchell margaretmitchell@xtra.co.nz or Ray Neithe rjniethe@gmail.com

RNZN In Memoriam 15 DECEMBER

BREWER Archibald Thomas SIG NZD4031 2003NEWPORT Basil LRD 17727 62 2008MALLARD, (nee Windleborn) Peggy Noeline WRNZNS 2012LEHNDORF Thomas Hugh (Matt) NZD1857 WWII, Korea 92 2013OSBORNE Ernest Royce (Roy) NZ7522 94 2014STEVENS Rupert John (Steve) OSEA 10322 RNZN WWII 90 2014SMYTH Patrick Thornley (Pat) 8257 91 2015

RNZN In Memoriam 10 DECEMBER:

EBBETT Frederick Irving LTEL NZ4373 1969POIHIPI Noel POSEA 40 1991GLOVER James Hayward TEL R(C)799 2003MORRISON Douglas Ronald ME1 16625 65 2005SHERBORNE Paul LT CDR (SO) RNZN 51 2011BLAKE Charles Beckett (Jacky) TEL A/1875 92 2013

RNZN In Memoriam 16 DECEMBER:

FOOTE George Harley SIG NZD2178 2007URWIN Raymond WO MAA K16980 2014PULLEN Victor Charles ABSEA RNZN WWII 94 2014McCORMICK (nee Cardno) Avis Dawn WRNZNS 511 WWII 95 2018

HMNZS TAUPO P3570

The RNZN in the early 1970s sought a replacement patrol craft for the slow and inadequate SDMLs which were of the Second World War era. These craft would be used for fisheries patrols and surveillance of territorial waters which in 1975 was a 12-mile [19km] zone. They were not designed for patrolling the 200 mile [322km] EEZ that was declared from 1 October 1977. This was left to the RNZAF Orion a...

CONTAINERS LOST

New details have emerged about the loss of containers overboard from the ONE Apus earlier this week that suggest it could be the largest single container loss since the sinking of the MOL Comfort in 2013. ONE released a situation report that notified that 1,900 boxes or more could have been lost on Monday night when the vessel hit heavy weather in the Pacific. “The vessel was on passage from Yanti...

USS BONHOMME RICHARD TO BE SCRAPPED

The U.S. Navy has decided to scrap the fire-ravaged amphib USS Bonhomme Richard, weighing the extent of the damage and cost of repairs against the practical alternative of building a new ship. The Bonhomme Richard, sustained a fire in a lower hold on July 12 as she sat at a pier in San Diego. Winds off the bay and the location of the fire near ventilation shafts promoted the spread of the blaze, a...

HMNZS TE KAHA DUE HOME FOR XMAS

The Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN)’s frigate HMNZS Te Kaha is under-going sea trials in Canada following a mid-life upgrade. It is the first of two Anzac-class frigates set to receive the Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) at Seaspan shipyards with Lockheed Martin Canada acting as prime contractor. The Frigate Systems Upgrade (FSU) project is upgrading the frigates’ surveillance, combat and self-d...

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