Frigate HMNZS Taranaki (F148)

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Classification

Type:
type: Frigate

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: J. Samuel White
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Decommissioned:
Status:

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2577 t
Length:
113 m
Beam:
12 m
Draught:
5 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Babcock & Wilcox boilers
  • 2 * English Electric steam turbines
  • 2 * shafts
  • 30,000 shp (22,000 kW)
Speed:
30 knots
Range:
400 tons oil fuel, 5,200 nautical miles (9,630 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
240

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • Sonar Type 174 search
Armament:
  • 1 * twin 4.5in gun Mark 6
  • 1 * 40 mm Bofors gun Mark 7
  • 1 * quad Sea Cat missile launcher
  • 2 * Limbo anti-submarine mortar Mark 10
  • 12 * 21-in (533 mm) anti-submarine torpedo tubes (later replaced by 6 * 12.75 in (324 mm) Mk.32 torpedo tubes)

HMNZS Taranaki (F148) was a modified Rothesay-class frigate in service with the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) from 1960 to 1982. She, along with her sister ship Otago, formed a core part of the RNZN escort force throughout the 1960s and 1970s. She was named after Taranaki Province.

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