Rothesay (Type 12M) Class
F 111, HMNZS Otago
Leander (Type 12I) Class
Batch 1 (Ikara equipped)
F 18, HMNZS Taranaki (ex-HMS Galatea)
F 38, HMNZS Northland (ex-HMS Arethusa)
F 104, HMNZS Southland (ex-HMS Dido)*
F 55, HMNZS Waikato
Batch 3 (unmodified ‘Broad Beam’)
F 12, HMNZS Achilles (ex-HMS Achilles)
F 69, HMNZS Wellington (ex-HMS Bacchante)
F 421, HMNZS Canterbury*
Notes: * denotes lost in action.
Otago, Waikato and Canterbury built specifically for RNZN; all others transferred from RN service. Taranaki, Northland and Achilles refit September 1987 prior to transfer, commissioned into RNZN early November 1987.
> F 104, HMNZS Southland - 03/04 September 1985. Quayside, HMNZS Devonport; struck by two SS-N-12 missiles from Echo-II SSGN; back broken, sank immediately; twenty-three deaths aboard.
> F 421, HMNZS Canterbury - 03/04 September 1985. Karimata Straits, Indonesia, returning from port-visit to Singapore with HMAS Canberra; struck by three AS-4 missiles from Tu-95 Bear-G bombers; exploded and sank immediately; no survivors.
Sept.’85 - ‘instant upgrade’, Auckland NZ. HMNZS Otago, HMNZS Wellington, HMNZS Waikato delete Sea Cat, receive Signaal/Oerlikon Reaper (2x25mm) CIWS.
Sept.-Oct.’87 - Pre-transfer upgrade, Newcastle UK. HMS Galatea, HMS Arethusa delete Type 965 radar, dual Sea Cat launchers; receive LW08 air-search radar, Telegon HF-DF, Phoenix ESM, G750 hull-mounted sonar, Mk.32 torpedo-tubes, Nautis-F combat data system, Mk.36 chaff launchers, dual Signaal/Oerlikon Reaper CIWS.
Sept.-Oct.’87 - Pre-transfer upgrade, Clyde UK. HMS Achilles deletes Type 965 radar, Sea Cat launcher, Mk.6 GFCS; receives LW08 air-search radar, R-76C5 GFCS, Telegon HF-DF, Phoenix ESM, G750 hull-mounted sonar, Mk.32 torpedo-tubes, Nautis-F combat data system, Mk.36 chaff launchers, Signaal/Oerlikon Reaper CIWS.
Apr.-May.’88 - ‘commonality upgrade’, Williamstown Aus. HMNZS Wellington refit to same specifications as HMNZS Achilles.
Jul.-Aug.’88 - ‘commonality upgrade’, Williamstown Aus. HMNZS Waikato refit to same specifications as Achilles and Wellington.
Oct.-Nov.’88 - ‘commonality upgrade’, Williamstown Aus. HMNZS Otago refit to same specifications as Achilles, Wellington and Waikato.
P 3553, HMNZS Moa
P 3554, HMNZS Kiwi
P 3555, HMNZS Wakakura
P 3556, HMNZS Hinau
Construction approved 1982. Built in Whangarei NZ, commissioned 1983-1985. Full-load displacement 105 tons. Minimal armament, purely in-shore patrol vessels with secondary training role.